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329 pages, Mass Market Paperback
First published September 2, 2014
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...There are three Baba Yagas functioning in the United States alone, but only one Baba for all of South America. They answer calls for help, and since their mission is also to guard the doors from this world to the Otherworld, we get to visit that realm too.
...Barbara fights both human enemies and Otherworld creatures to save the lives of three innocent children...She calls in the three immortal Riders and tries, a little half-heartedly, to disguise all the magical elements, with the result that these outsiders just appear very, very odd to the townspeople and farmers of Clearwater County--and as you can imagine things get pretty heated.
They all drank, and Baba filled their glasses again, fetched a plate of pickles to go with the vodka in traditional Russian fashion, then sat down and looked them over carefully.I love this line because when I lived in Russia, we always ate when we did vodka shots, and invariably there was something pickled in with the food stuffs. (Most commonly, we ate pickled tomatoes.) So I loved seeing this in print because it truly is a traditional Russian thing to do, and I have very fond memories of doing it! :-)