Vasilissa and the Deathless Heart
When the going gets tough, t he tough make allies. More
Vasilissa Dmitrevna Jones travels Beyond the Veil once a month to serve the legendary witch Baba Yaga. With the help of a house sprite bound by oaths to protect and mentor Vasilissa, she accomplishes the impossible tasks and fabulous food-preparations demanded by the prehistoric cannibal hag. Vasilissa hates the time she spends Beyond the Veil. She would rather live a 'normal' life in her hometown of Mount McKinley.
One Saturday, Vasilissa accidentally frees the notorious Koschei the Deathless from his imprisonment in the Baba Yaga's wardrobe. The witch gives Vasilissa one month to learn the skills, collect the tools, and bring back Koschei—or his deathless heart. If Vasilissa fails, her cannibal good-mother promises to eat her.
With help, luck, and training, Vasilissa has one chance to bring Koschei to justice. Can she stay focused on her goals, or wWill her crush on the a letter carrier ruin her aim? Will Is the talking fox she meets along the way prove to be a true friend, or is he up to something else altogether? Can Vasilissa overcome the forces of evil and still be back in time to walk the neighbors' dog?
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