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Publisher's Summary

Vassily Belikov, composer and pampered son of privilege, suffered neurological damage in the accident that killed his father. Resentful of being treated as an invalid, he lives as a recluse, dependent on his mother. That changes the day she brings home a new husband with two sons of his own.

When deep-space pirates capture Vassily's mother, he's left to the mercy of his cruel, amoral stepfather. Fighting addiction and his physical shortcomings, he's forced to seek out the criminal mastermind Baba Yaga for a crucial piece of equipment. While she agrees to deal with him if he beats his Exoticus addiction, paranoia and mysterious intentions infuse her household. Drawn to her fierce, suspicious youngest son, certain his actions are all carefully observed, Vassily must find the courage to face both his fears and his desires if he expects to survive.

©2014 Angel Martinez (P)2017 Angel Martinez

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a beautiful story with lovely narration

I adored every minute of this book: the MCs are perfect for each other, and you see them grow in such a satisfying way. This was like listening to a futuristic fairy tale, although it has a much happier ending than most Russian fairy tales. Angel Martinez is a great writer. This was my first book from her, but won't be the last.

Greg Boudreaux's narration is supurb. I'd listen to that man read ANYTHING.

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Very interesting take on Russian folklore.

Let's start with that I loved it. Very unusual and interesting old story retelling. The narrative was exceptional for an exceptional world building! Three tasks to complete for the young Vassily to get his heart's desire or what turned out to be. Highly recommended story with little angst and of course as in all fairy tales with HEA. Greg Boudreaux's was the one excellent performance. I hope he would voice other Angel Martinez's books.

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I loved it!

I loved this book & would probably not have read it if it wasn't for my favorite narrator narrating it. Vassily broke my heart when his nasty, evil stepfather did what he did. He sure got what was coming to him. Vassily and Sumerki where perfect together and I would so love reading more about these two.

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love this book

What am I favorites I listen to it several times I really enjoy listening to it over and over again

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  • 11-28-17

Fascinating Book As Beautiful as Vassily himself

This was my first book by this author and I fell instantly in love. Since then I have never failed to be impressed. However, this has remained my first love and one of my all-time favourite books.

The characterization is superb with each character finely drawn with an unique voice. Whilst many could have come across as stereotypes they remained on the right side of uniquely personal. I feel I know them all. Even with the most enigmatic Babba Yaga we see enough personal touches to make her well rounded and almost approachable.

The story is gripping and the world building masterful.

I have nothing negative to say