First volume of the series in Polish translation published by Insignis
Kyiv has been considered not only the centre of the Christian orthodox faith but also the witches’ capital since time immemorial. Many Russian-Ukrainian artists (Mikhail Vrubel), authors (Mikhail Bulgakov) and musicians (Modest Mussorgsky) have drawn on this tradition. The settings are all so authentic that the series WITCHES OF KYIV by Lada Luzina can almost be read as an alternative guide book. With a detailed portrait of both contemporary and historical Kyiv the author tempts the reader into a world where reality is hardly distinguishable from the phantastic plot.
In this book a real demon has returned to Kyiv and none other than the three witches are able to protect the town from his curse and from a third murder. Wishful thinking when the author started to write the series, but already 15 years ago the young generation in Ukraine and especially in the big cities was full of positive plans, dreams and wishes for their own future free of old demons.