First of all, I read this novel for the first time when I entered secondary school, but I couldn't remember a single thing of the story. A year later, I came back, grown out of princesses and run out of unread novels. Love at First Note: In the book - Krabat falls in love with the Kantorka when he hears her by Thienemanns If this is the case, its blade will be blackened. Čorny młyn (The Black Mill) (1968) by Jurij Brězan, on which the film Die Schwarze Mühle was based. I later read it aloud for my younger siblings when they were ready for it, and later still for my nephew and niece. Eines Tages sucht er sein Glück bei einem Müllermeister, der ihn zu sich lockt und als Geselle anstellt. I wondered if this book was going to be more for children than adults, but as I read on, I found myself liking the main character so much that it didn't really matter to me either way. Ultimately, she rescues Krabat from death, and they and the journeymen escape the mill. A I'm not really much of a fantasy reader. Ok, I will try to describe what this novel made me feel. i remember this book being my first intriuging, magical suspence novel. The Krabat story has been adapted into several novels, notably: Mišter Krabat (Master Krabat) (1954) by Měrćin Nowak-Njechorński. In den Wirren des 30-jährigen Krieges ist der Waisenjunge nun auf sich alleine gestellt. 3522144104 Its a children book, but well written with interesting characters, a nice plot and allways interesting.One of my favourite books from childhood: Krabat is one of the rare books I could read again and again.I am actually not sure if I had read Krabat before, but I certainly did not remember it to be as good as it is. I wondered if this book was going to be more for children than adults, but as I read on, I found myself liking the main character so much that it didn't really matter to me either way. "Like many of the classic children’s books being reissued by New York Review Books, Krabat & the Sorcerer’s Mill by Otfried Preussler has the potential to appeal to readers of various ages: nostalgia-seekers who enjoyed Anthea Bell’s excellent translation when it was first published in the 1970s, and young aficionados of fantasy fiction who’ll be happy to discover, in teenage hero Krabat, a … Eines Tages sucht er sein Glück bei einem Müllermeister, der ihn zu sich lockt und als Geselle anstellt. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Krabat, his love interest the Kantorka, Tonda, Juro and Michal stand for the side of the good, whereas the master of the mill, the Goodman and the one journeyman who betrays his brothers stand for the bad. The novel captures a dark and faszinating atmosphere and sets up numerous intruiging mysteries without giving disappointing answers to them. This is a very frightening book. November 1st 1988 Other themes include friendship, love, and death. His quest is aided by a girl from the nearby village, a church singer, “Kantorka”, whose name is never mentioned (“Kantorka” meaning just ‘little chorister’). First time round, I had to guess too many words; now I appreciated it properly.As I'm rereading my favorite books from childhood, I find myself having to reset my rating system. On Fridays they are taught the black arts by the master.My German has improved, and I felt compelled to reread this beautiful and poetic novel. Some people fall in love. There are, however, a few journeymen who are indifferent or ambiguous to the ongoing struggle, and who neither support nor oppose the master. This Headmaster teaches his workers from a book of Black Magic, and every so often this stranger appears with a wagon load of something to be ground on a special set of stones. [Oh, we're flying? I ended up disappointed when it ended and wished for a second one! I looked at them again and left to read I read this book when i was about 14 yrs old or so. The book appeared in German in 1971 and was translated into English soon after. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wasn't really sure what to think in the beginning.