Lord of Snow & Shadows

Lord of Snow and Shadows (Tears of Artamon, # 1) - Sarah Ash In a world that is vaguely Russian during the early 20th century, a young painter falls in love with a court beauty. However his plans are all derailed when some northern warriors arrive to inform him that his father is dead and that he is now the ruler of his father's lands. With the power comes a greater power, the drakhaon, who is going to change Gavril's life forever. Theres also some shamanism and some scary medical experimentation going on that will probably have serious repercussions It's a complex story and I enjoyed the read, I did feel it lagged occasionally but overall the different world was interesting, I'm looking forward to the next story and hope that it continues as good if not better.