A Cold War fairytale. A family of Russian monsters. Baba Yaga's apprentice. A bastard prince. A witch Kaschei the Deathless covets like a golden firebird. Firebird is an adult retelling of Stravinsky's eponymous ballet, set simultaneously in Soviet Russia and America that blends Slavic lore and adventure, a novel that is equal parts Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Deathless. It mixes Pushkin and Gogol with rich world-building and a land rooted in enchantment. Here in Buyan, forests breathe, and every river and rainstorm is alive. Princes ride wolves on eternal hunts, and Baba Yaga churns her mortal and pestle over war-torn, pagan skies. Nothing is safe, everything is sacred, and you can lose everything at the whim of a forgotten god. However, this ballet interpretation has a twist: the firebird in King Kashchei's gardens is not a bird, but a witch. And she's on a mission of vengeance that will take her across Buyan and into the realm of the dead!