An excellent audio book. I've listened to it three times so far. A story of times long passed, not talked about, but held close to Granny Dan's heart. As I listened to her life story, I could almost see her dancing for the Zhar and Zharina. Her granddaughter knew her only as Granny Dan and she was very special to her granddaughter. Not until Granny Dan died did her granddaughter learn the truth of who Granny Dan really was in another lifetime, and the extraordinary life Granny Dan had lived as a young girl and women. A beautiful, heartwarming story of a grandmother, her granddaughter, and her former life never spoken of. A must read!