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The first volume of the series, “Atekarka” tells the story of Ekaterina. Katja is a herbalist. The best in the area, and maybe in the whole of Galicia. Plants talk to her (not really, plants can’t talk), the girl has a medical instinct, and she prefers herbariums to romance. And this causes her problems, because in the 19th century even a doctor cannot appreciate knowledge and logic.

Especially an arrogant pig like Dr. Roztworowski. When you add character and a sharp tongue, it is easy to imagine what Katja goes through in your courts or in sick shelters, where whispering rules. To make things more difficult, the girl received a pre-eminent feminist upbringing from her adoptive father, the herbalist Batka, who used to dry mushrooms on the pages of guides for well-mannered virgins. In a word: Katja often has to mentally say a prayer to the patroness of the patient, so that she will not get the usual human damn. And this one most often finds her in the company of a self-righteous, malicious and handsome nobleman. His wit is as sharp as her intelligence, and her pugnacious character is as tough as his military skill.


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The second volume, “Devil’s Garden”, told from the perspective of Tyszkowski, allows you to step into the skin of a haughty nobleman – which is undoubtedly a nasty experience – and with him go on a daring journey through the meanders of the nineteenth century – which is certainly an unforgettable experience.

Katja slips out of Antoni’s hands as a result of a noble intrigue. Torn by the pain of a hopeless feeling for a wench of the people, thrashing from love to hatred and from contempt to adoration, the tormented Tyszkowski does what he knows best: he ruthlessly torments others. The swift turn of the impossible relationship between these two is enriched by a brilliant moral background: the fashionable hobby of a nobleman-moron from a neighboring manor house, scary female practices and nineteenth-century kidnaping.

Devil's garden

Devil’s garden

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