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Deathless

By: Catherynne M. Valente
Narrated by: Kim de Blecourt
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Summary

Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to Western European culture: a menacing, evil figure, the villain of countless stories that have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the 20th century.

Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way, there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.

©2011 Catherynne M. Valente (P)2013 Audible Ltd

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old russian stories meet modern war

a pans Labyrinth style blend of old and new, magic and real... great book really

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Intoxicating Russian fairy tale

Wonderful blend of Russian folklore with Russian historical events from Revolution to Seige of Leningrad.
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Didn't enjoy much compared to authors other books

While listening to this book I just felt it wasn't a good of a listen as other books by the talented author

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