Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don't make the mistake of crossing one of them... Read more...
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Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don't make the mistake of crossing one of them...
Older than she looks and powerful beyond measure, Barbara Yager no longer has much in common with the mortal life she left behind long ago. Posing as an herbalist and researcher, she travels the country with her faithful (mostly) dragon-turned-dog in an enchanted Airstream, fulfilling her duties as a Baba Yaga and avoiding any possibility of human attachment.
But when she is summoned to find a missing child, Barbara suddenly finds herself caught up in a web of deceit and an unexpected attraction to the charming but frustrating Sheriff Liam McClellan.
Now, as Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children, she discovers that her most difficult battle may be with her own heart...
- ISBN-13: 9780425272923
- ISBN-10: 0425272923
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: September 2014
- Page Count: 352
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
Series: Baba Yaga Novel #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-07-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Blake's innocuous first novel, the first in a projected series, suggests that Baba Yaga, the child-eating witch of Russian folklore, has gotten a bad rap. In Blake's version, Baba Yaga is a title held by gorgeous human witches who maintain the balance between humans and the supernatural. One Yaga, going by the name Barbara Yager while traveling through contemporary upstate New York, stumbles upon an ongoing missing-children case that appears to have magical causes. Recently bereaved smalltown sheriff Liam McClellan serves as her love interest and co-detective, and some stock evil developers and wicked fairytale meanies try but fail to provide an air of menace. Blake's tendency to keep adding new characters to a meandering and predictable plot consistently mars the fun of her competent heroine and charmingly described countryside. Agent: Elaine Spencer, Knight Agency. (Sept.)