As two brothers journey back to their home they are met with the worst horrors of all - thousands lay dying or dead after the Black Plague has swept through. They are given an unusual choice, one that John accepts, to travel forward in time almost 100 years each day where he must look for the good in mankind and do good works so that he may redeem his soul. This is the thinking man's guide to time travel. Historically accurate and painstakingly researched this is a story of Man's inhumanity to Man.
It is more a philosophical journey and historical journal than fantasy.
I don't usually enjoy the second or third book in a series as much as I did the first but in this case, it just keeps getting better. Vasya cannot stay in her small village now that her father is dead and the villagers have branded it her fault and her a witch. She refuses to marry or enter the convent which seem to be her only options so she takes to the road along with her stallion after visiting Mr. Cool himself, the Frost King. Along the way Vasya becomes a boy and ends up helping a village that has been raided and their children taken by strange bandits. Her bravery is noted by the prince and she gains notoriety which does not help in keeping her identity a secret. Even her beloved brother and sister cannot keep Vasya down for long as she gets swept up in political intrigue and the inner workings of court. This is the classic battle between good and evil, the gods of old and the Mother Church mixed into a glorious glimpse of the fascinating Russian fairy tales. Part forbidden love story, fairy tale and adventure all in one!
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