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A Handful of Earth
by Larisa Walk

Historical fantasy (Medieval Russia Book 1)

Yaroslava is a princess without a throne. Her small city-state in the south of Russia has fallen to the Mongol Horde. Many believe that God Himself opened the gates of Hell to unleash the Mongol demons to punish people for their sins.

She must endure her new life as a slave if she is to free her people and herself. In captivity she is surrounded by many enemies: a fellow slave with an old grudge; a water spirit that wants to imprison her soul in its river; a jealous concubine that can harm with an evil eye.

Yaroslava must find courage to save her people and defeat her enemies in a handful of earth that absorbed the blood of her dying father.
 
 
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