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Beautiful retelling of a Russian fairy tale. Those of you who like retold fairy tales may like this one Or maybe not since the odds are good that you haven t read The Feather of Finist the Falcon Then, you can fix that 0 But it opens with Finist having to deal with his lovely royal cousin Ljuba, out to magically seduce and control him for power somewhat complicated by being in the forest, where the leshy live and with Maria s father being slandered by a protegee, so that she, he, and her older sister barely manage to escape to l Those of you who like retold fairy tales may like this one Or maybe not since the odds are good that you haven t read The Feather of Finist the Falcon Then, you can fix that 0 But it opens with Finist having to deal with his lovely royal cousin Ljuba, out to magically seduce and control him for power somewhat complicated by being in the forest, where the leshy live and with Maria s father being slandered by a protegee, so that she, he, and her older sister barely manage to escape to live a wretched life on a peasant s farm, made all thewretched by the sister s all but losing her wits in their distress and her fear of the forest and its demons.Finist stumbles on them there, and is instrumental in restoring them to life as a boyar and his daughters And goes home to be wretched because of his magical abilities and her father s hatred of all magic An adviser urges him to consider whether she agrees with her father, and he sets out to woo.Unfortunately, her sister takes him as one of the forest demons, and Ljuba takes advantage of it to return to her plotting There are considerablycomplications before the end, involving a riddle game, an enchanted pin, a caftan stained with blood that can t be washed out, a return for a good deed, a monk who can become an eagle, bandits, and lots and lots of forest #FREE EBOOK ⚝ The Shining Falcon ⚡ While his sorcerer cousin plots a takeover of his kingdom, a wounded prince who has taken the form of a falcon is nursed back to health by a banished noblewoman who does not suspect his true identity A romantic fantasy novel based on a Russian fairytale The writing doesn t rise much above competent but the plot was engaging and incident filled enough to hold my attention A light read. A definite good read I loved the story, the way you really feel like you were in the magical forest with the leshy, the plot itself is too interesting to resist, with the battle for power and love I particularly liked how Prince Finist and Maria save each other and sacrifice for each other Awesome read Pretty flat characters and lots of clich s, but it was a fun story with some nice folk tale elements Good atmosphere. All s well that ends well A fairytale expanded into a wonderful story A bit too much time in the early chapters spent on Alexei and his machinations But keep reading and the story settle into a tale that cannot be put down. A delightful mix of folklore and good old fantasy I loved the heavy influence of Slavic mythology and cultural elements this is no bread and butter fantasy, it is unique Very readable. A shape changing prince, a magic fearing noblewoman, a jealous princess, and an unscrupulous courtier find their destinies inextricably linked by the forces of love, hate, and magic Drawing heavily on Slavic mythology for her first adult fantasy, Sherman creates a richly detailed novel with all the charm and readability of a fairy tale 1990 Compton Crook Award. This was one of the books I saved from my younger days, I remembered it as a favorite Ding some re reading as an adult, it was disappointing The characters are really wooden, the action is strangely paced, and the romance is really unbelievably sketched Reading in the afterword that it was a folktale inflates to a novel makes sense Just not great.