‘Zavaliv: Spirit of Legends’ By Roman Kurys

A magical realism fantasy novel that is based on true historical events of the 1700s and is rooted in Slavic mythology and mysticism: Cossacks and Ottomans, Reality and Slavic Pantheon, a nation’s struggle for independence and life in a small town on the outskirts of the Empire blend together in an exciting adventure for your heart and mind alike.
Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth is torn by constant war and turmoil. On its eastern borders lies a province of Ukraine, a land of proud people whose Cossack army protected Europe from the Ottoman Empire for a hundred years.
Roman Petriv, a voivod , retired in a Galician town, Zavaliv looking forward to enjoying some peace after a lifetime of warring but fate has other plans.
Ancient forest gods of his predecessors do not feel threatened by a sharp edge of a steel weapon. Ancient Slavic paganism religion and its deities still exist in deep and abundant forests of these lands. Sometimes they become one with the people and meddle in human affairs.
When the town witch prays to the old gods and they answer her, things begin to spiral out of control. Will she stand by people who embraced her, or will she choose to explore the power the old gods remind her she has?

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