Dasha is a gift. Only she's not very gifted.
Both books in the awarding-winning Breathing Sea mini-series in one omnibus edition!
Dasha was born at the behest of the gods, her mother's pledge between the world of women and the world of spirits. The Krasnograd kremlin looks to her to rule with fire, steel, and magic, just as her Imperial foremothers did. Instead, she's shy, retiring, and the least magically talented girl her tutors have ever seen. Now that she's almost a woman grown, she needs to learn to harness her gifts, but all she can do is have fits and useless visions.
When her father offers to take her on her first journey away from Krasnograd, Dasha jumps at the chance to see her native land. But their journey quickly turns into more than a mere pleasure trip. The wide world is more dangerous than Dasha had imagined, and her rapidly growing gifts may be the most dangerous thing in it.
But Dasha is not the only danger in Zem'. War is raging on its borders, and threatens to spill into Zem' itself. No matter which side Dasha's people choose, they may not be able to keep their freedom and their way of life. Dasha may hold the key to protecting Zem'—but she may have to lose herself in order to save her people.
If you loved First Lessons or The Bear and the Nightingale, try this epic fantasy saga set in a magical Russian world where trees walk, animals talk, and women rule.
The Breathing Sea: omnibus
I received a arc and volunteer to review this book. ❤️ 📚 👍 fantastic series and great read. Highly recommend this series.