Genre: urban fantasy
Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don't make the mistake of crossing one...
Barbara Yager loves being one of the most powerful witches in the world, but sometimes she'd rather kick back in her enchanted Airstream with a beer in her hand than work out how to grant the requests of the worthy few who seek her out.
But when a man appears with the token of a family debt of honor, Barbara must drop everything to satisfy the promise owed by her predecessor - and she isn't above being a little wicked to make sure the debt is paid in full...
I have read some reviews about the first books in this series, and finally I was determined to read it myself, and I certainly was not sorry that I bought the series after I read this first novella. It is fun, quirky and original. A witch, a talking dog that is really a dragon in disguise, an enchanted camper, and a motorcycle. And then a man who needs her help, when someone has stolen his wife (he could not care less), and his children (whom he desperately wants back).
Ancient magick has resurfaced, and is being misused, and Barbara Yager is on a mission. I loved how she carried that out, and I enjoyed her interaction with her sister witches. It sure is a series full of promise.
Humor, action and fairy tale origins. I did read as a child about the Russian witch Baba Yaga, who lived in a hut that wandered around on chicken legs, and flew through the air in a mortar and pestle, and had iron teeth. If she wants to, Barbara can look like that, but she is a modernized version of that witch. She can be evil, she can be wicked, and she can help out a worthy applicant if she wants to. And in this novella, she wants to.
Yes, certainly worth reading, and I hope to read the rest of the series soon, as this really wet my appetite for more.
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