I found this slow tale, at first quite a bore but eventually I really liked Vasya and her character as well as eventually her elder sister Olga.
The setting in medieval Russia in my idea is perfectly well crafted and even felt real at times to me. As well as this being a second book in the series, I didn’t find myself at a complete loss as to what was happening in the book. As for Vasya and her siblings, I found it rather interesting and even heartwarming towards the end about how it was resolved.
As for the book made with many myths, and some of them were enjoyable and some just flew over my head. Perhaps it’s just my lack of understanding of the myths well enough, that I really didn’t find it rather interesting.
Anyway, the book really began to grow on me in the later parts of it. Not really kidding here, I didn’t feel an inch for any of the characters at all. Hence, it only really settled into me at the end.
So overall, the setting is really gorgeous and the characters takes a little while to settle into you. But once it does, I really enjoyed this rather unique and slow tale, which will tug on your heartstrings.
Rating: 4 out of 5