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The Wolf and the Girl Kindle Edition
When a wounded wolf collapses on Masha's doorstep, Masha nearly kills it before her grandmother convinces her that this wolf is a transformed human. Once transformed back, the wolf turned out to be Masha's old friend Raisa, who has fallen afoul of a sorceress determined to use her magic to bring revolution to Russia.
After a brutal confrontation with the sorceress, Masha and Raisa flee to France. They develop an act that catches the eye of a film director, who casts them in a silent film adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood… which alerts the sorceress to their whereabouts in France.
Now the sorceress and her pack are coming for Raisa and Masha again. How can Raisa and Masha defeat their dark magic?
- ASIN : B0834L4XG3
- Publication date : December 25, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1886 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 122 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,033,799 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The first part is like a Russian lacquer box—dark, jewel-like, beautiful. As a small child, Masha would be with her Babushka when older village girls came to hear Babushka’s stories and fairy tales. The older girls all went on to better things, and none more so than Raisa, who got a scholarship to university in St. Petersburg. But then Raisa fell in with anarchists and was exiled to Siberia, where she fell afoul of an anarchist enchantress. Wounded and bespelled, she finds her way to Masha and Babushka, and the elements of Little Red Riding Hood—transmuted to fit pre-Revolutionary Russian times—play out.
But the story doesn’t end there! There’s a whole next part—for all of us who’ve ever said, “But what comes after the ‘happily ever after’?” (Only in this case, it’s not quite a happily-ever-after—there are situations and exigencies.) And *this* part involves fleeing to France, encountering a friendly theater group, and eventually getting involved in film. There’s still an angry enchantress on the loose, too, so . . . well, it’s an exciting and satisfying ride. I recommend it highly!
Top reviews from other countries
I would have loved to see this extended to be longer, just because there's so much interesting stuff to see. Raisa's trip to St. Petersburg and how that ended up with her joining the Anarchists and getting turned into a wolf, and I would love to see Raisa and Masha after the fight was over, learning each other as girl and girl instead of girl and wolf.
It has magic, Russian Orthodoxy and folktales galore, a great creepy necromancy moment, an elegant witch who enjoys monologues, and wolves.
It is also a really quick read (under an hour for me the first time) and perfect for the commute! We read this for book group and I liked it a lot. Just the relaxing, sweet read I needed for my train into work!