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Monday, February 25, 2013

Featured Indie Book: Serpent on a Cross (Darya Asch)

(Medieval Fantasy) Serpent on a Cross
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: (Medieval) Fantasy Novel Serpent on a Cross by Darya Asch.

Serpent on a Cross is a Medieval Jewish Fantasy based in Poland and Kievan Rus during the second half of the 11th century. The story focuses on Dennah, an archer and healer who must leave her insular village in Western Poland, travel East to Kievan Rus, face newly acquired enemies and struggle to control a previously unknown talent for weather magic, while attempting to rescue her mother from the hands of a powerful nobleman intent on ruling Eastern Europe through magic and ridding the land of its Jewish population.

The Book has been self-published via Northampton House Press and is available as eBook – 231 pages (73,000 words) - released in October 2012.

About the Book

After her mother is taken captive during a raid on their medieval village, Dennah, a seventeen-year-old Jewish healer and archer, must brave the unknown and cross enemy territory to rescue her.

When peaceful Drovania is suddenly destroyed one Sabbath morning by a legion of clawed, black-clad demons, led by a Russian nobleman with a mysterious connection to her mother, Dennah must face the truth of her heritage and the explosive Power that has awakened within her.

She will encounter golem-like constructs, a witch with an uncanny resemblance to Baba Yaga, and a dangerous half-human who’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his own.

Serpent on a Cross (Darya Asch)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- “Serpent on a Cross is amazing - buy it today! You are in for a great reading treat. It's hard to believe that this is the author's first novel. Her writing is so elegant, and she tells a story you will not be able to resist. This is the first in what promises to be a unique and compelling trilogy - appealing to both YA and adult readers, whether they like fantasy, historical fiction, or adventure. I personally have never read a novel before that incorporated Jewish mythology and medieval European history in such an unusual way. The result of obviously careful research, combined with strong characterization and an action-filled plot, makes this debut novel one that is not to be missed. Enjoy! ” - Karen (Amazon)

About the Author

Featured on Indie Author News: Darya Asch
Author Darya Asch
Darya Asch is the pseudonym for an over-educated South Florida writer who holds degrees from three different universities, including MA and MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.

She's a reading addict, and collector of interesting clothing tags, which she recycles into bookmarks.

She's a copy editor for Hippocampus Magazine, and a reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Darya works in civil service, and lives with her preteen son.

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Link to the eBook Serpent on a Cross on Barnes & Noble with Excerpt

Link to the eBook Serpent on a Cross on Amazon with Excerpt

(Medieval Fantasy) Serpent on a Cross