A. M. Tuomala
December 12, 2016
From the author of the original secondary-world fantasy Erekos comes a rousing, sweeping historical fantasy. Deeply embedded in 19th-century Russia, with wonderful twists on lóng lore, the novel fully honors its historical and literary sources while transmuting this material into something “rich and strange.”
A hundred years ago, the dragons abandoned Russia and defected to Turkey. Ever since, the Tarasov family has held the Russian border. Now, as war looms in the south and the century-old mystery of the Defection cracks open, the Tarasovs must face their family’s old sins and put aside their differences … or watch Russia fall.