The Living Grave: A Ukrainian Legend by Liudmyla Starytska-Cherniakhivska

The Living Grave: A Ukrainian Legend

byLiudmyla Starytska-Cherniakhivska

Kobo ebook | June 7, 2015

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The dark nights were endlessly long and black envy crawled into his heart…

A vile act of treachery has bitter repercussions for two sworn brothers who have built a new community on the Ukrainian steppes during the early days of the Kozak state. A broken man swears vengeance on his persecutor and commits his descendants to the unrelenting pursuit of revenge on his foe’s family.

Fierce enmity still divides the families of Zhmailo and Hromyka many generations later. It enmeshes the innocent Daryna, the sensitive daughter of a wealthy and arrogant Zhmailo descendant who wants her married off. Against the odds, she is introduced to a well-travelled stranger and locks eyes with the alluring Roman. Both Daryna and Roman are smitten instantly but then realise they are from two warring tribes.

The strength of their love is balanced by an obligation to their parents that propels star-crossed Daryna and Roman and their people towards confrontation.

True love awakens Daryna’s courage and shows Roman that forgiveness is possible, and like two streams they wash over the obstacles blocking their union. But their honourable emotions only inflame the jealousy of Daryna’s vicious father. Succumbing to an almost vampiric rage, he plots a twisted punishment for the lovers.

The Living Grave is a gothic folk tale from 1889 that reimagines life on the steppes of Ukraine centuries ago. It describes a romantic union that defies and suffers from barbarism and implacable hatreds, mirroring the nationalistic struggle experienced by the author Liudmyla Starytska-Cherniakhivska. 

Title:The Living Grave: A Ukrainian LegendFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 7, 2015Publisher:Sova BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0987594346

ISBN - 13:9780987594341

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