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Daughter from the Dark

Marina Dyachenko Sergey Dyachenko

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Voyager
20 January 2020
In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra return with a story about creation, music, and companionship filled with their hallmark elements of subtle magic and fantasy. Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave.

A game of cat-and-mouse has begun.

Claiming that she is a musical prodigy, Alyona insists she must play a complicated violin piece to find her brother. Confused and wary, Aspirin knows one thing: he wants her out of his apartment and his life. Yet every attempt to get rid of her is thwarted by an unusual protector: her plush teddy bear that may just transform into a fearsome monster.

Alyona tells Aspirin that if he would just allow her do her work, she'll leave him - and this world. He can then return to the shallow life he led before her. But as outside forces begin to coalesce, threatening to finally separate them, Aspirin makes a startling discovery about himself and this ethereal, eerie child.
By:   Marina Dyachenko, Sergey Dyachenko
Imprint:   Voyager
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   500g
ISBN:   9780008373061
ISBN 10:   000837306X
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   20 January 2020
Recommended Age:   From 13 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Young adult ,  ELT Advanced ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are Ukranian co-authors of over seventy fantasy novels, short fiction, plays and scripts. The recipient of eight literary prizes and much critical acclaim in Russia, Vita Nostra has been translated into several languages. The Dyachenkos hail from Kiev and currently reside in California. Vita Nostra is their first novel published by HarperVoyager. Marina and Sergey Dyachenko are Ukranian co-authors of over seventy fantasy novels, short fiction, plays and scripts. The recipient of eight literary prizes and much critical acclaim in Russia, Vita Nostra has been translated into several languages. The Dyachenkos hail from Kiev and currently reside in California. Vita Nostra is their first novel published by HarperVoyager.

Reviews for Daughter from the Dark

Vita Nostra-a cross between Lev Grossman's The Magicians and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian . . . is the anti-Harry Potter you didn't know you wanted. - Washington Post on Vita Nostra Vita Nostra has become a powerful influence on my own writing. It's a book that has the potential to become a modern classic of its genre, and I couldn't be more excited to see it get the global audience in English it so richly deserves. -Lev Grossman on Vita Nostra


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