Between the sharp cliffs and the scorching hot desert, at the very edge of the world there blooms the Black Flower of Abbarr. The citadel of beasts, where outcasts find shelter, where green flame of the Abyss burns. Here strength and weakness are knotted together, reviving ancient myths and prophecies…

People come here to run away from their past, their enemies and friends, and from themselves. Here Ashry starts a new life. But it looks like the quiet times are over, as ominous shadow covers the white walls of Abbarr, turning all that’s dear into ashes…

The realm of endless sands. The mystery of the Abyss flame
Three races. One city. Common fate

“Remember, my name is Ahsry of Poogaton”, the elving whispered. “And I will show you the Abyss…”
“We are but a vessel for the flame, and sometimes there’s not enough room for it,” Abbys shrugged. “So, let’s hear your question.”
“For I am Ormu. I am Time and Power, and I shall decide when Abbarr blooms and when it withers.”

The first illustrated novel by Helga Wojik

A fascinating fantasy story
A setting with its own unique mythology and inhabitants
Vivid catchy characters
Adventures, intrigues, investigations
Fairytale-like atmosphere
More than 50 author’s illustrations

The sands of Maetharu await!

The story flows smoothly. It’s somewhat dark, which only adds to its allure.

Mark Rott

Thank’s for the wonderful story. I’ll gladly follow the adventures of Esha and her friends. Hopefully, at the end the heroine will meet her childhood friends in the warm and joyful town of Poogaton.

Mikhail_М

I’ve read this book a month ago. Still remember its ‘taste’ and pictures in my head.

Jumurath

If you’re not afraid of the kufs, if you always wanted to ride a kayrin, to wait out the orkhmantiru storm in some ancient catacombs – this is a story just for you! Here you’ll find many legends, and mysteries. And of course, there’s a dreadful enemy that must be defeated in order to save the world and friends. Let’s see what adventures lie ahead!

Robin Shtene

And this setting truly deserves some special attention (If you find the details difficult – peek in the Glossary, that’s what I always do). I’m not quite sure what to compare its aftertaste with… Perhaps, something of the Final Fantasy worlds? You’re riding through the plot, cool and vivid, and you can’t figure everything out right away, but you’re having fun nonetheless. In a word, that’s something you need to try yourself.

A.K. Nikitina

A warning for all who haven’t read it yet but who’ve seen the artwork: adorableness is a power to behold! I mean, the story itself is not all that sweet and tender as it looks on the pics.

Mila Bachurova

The main shortcoming of this book is: it’s not the first in the series. Oh, it is the first one about Abbarr, but Esha’s adventures have started earlier. However, everything’s clear without the context, but all the references make the reader want to actually read the backstory, because the hints at sky regatta are quite interesting.

Vladimir Bataev

~ The ashes of hope will give us wings ~