With Fire and Sword (or Ogniem i mieczem in Polish) is a novel written by Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz upon which Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword is based. The novel itself is based on the historical events that took place during the Khmelnytsky Uprising within the years 1648–1657.
With Fire and Sword is one of the most popular books ever in Poland and is even required reading in schools. It has been translated into most European languages and has been adapted into a film as well as the Mount&Blade game.
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With Fire and Sword