Martin Chadima

Martin Chadima (*1970) is a high school and university teacher, and a clergyman of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. Most of his books published to date are works of historical nonfiction. For a long time, he worked at Czech Radio and Czech Television, pitching and writing screenplays for a number of shows about spiritual and historical topics.


The Last of the Heretics

October 2023, 624 pages

What would Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose be like if it were set in medieval Prague?

The story of Ondřej of Ježov and his friend Petr of Pelhřimov is set between 1419 and 1420 against the backdrop of the much-anticipated arrival of the Antichrist. Spurred on by a mysterious ancient text, the two men embark on a quest to unravel a mystery that dates back to the reign of Charles IV and beyond, when French heretics still roamed the land. The two friends‘ arduous journey through old Prague is fraught with obstacles, including being hunted by insidious enemies and dealing with the murders of those involved in the apocalyptic rampage that is sweeping Prague and all of Europe. The narrative is interwoven with a colourful tangle of medieval signs, meanings and symbols, leading the reader to an unexpected ending.