Written in TS Paul's world of the Federal Witch, this book is the first in a series that looks at the magical community in a VERY different part of the world - Russia. Known as mercenaries that work for anyone, anywhere, the Russian witches have been leaderless and bereft for decades. Focused on survival, they are sticklers for contracts and never act outside of the absolute minimum required.
Just surviving is not how some of them want to live. This story starts the tale of Zhanna, a young woman with a vision and goal. Her search for honor and meaning forms the backbone of the series. Her magic and character development shows how the evolution of one person's perception of themselves and others can change a world.
Come and join me for this journey. It will be a wild ride!