Chapters 1 and 2* August is a 16-year-old printing apprentice in Austria in 1490. The country is mostly Catholic, and printing is a new phenomenon. * Adolf is a priest. The Catholic Church is wary of printing as it will provide information to the masses. * Adolf and the other priests say giving information to the people will only lead to trouble. * Heinrich Stein is the printing master and works out of Rosenfeld castle. He lives with his skinny wife, and his daughter Marie. * Heinrich's sister and her daughter live with them. She has hired Balthasar, a magician, to entertain her and teach her about the stars. * The other people living in the castle are workers who help with various jobs in the printing shop.
Chapters 3 and 4* The castle is so large, 1,000 people could comfortably live there. The occupants have their choice of lodgings. * The tribe usually gathers around the large fire in...
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