A young peasant girl, Raja, is forced to leave her village to work for a lord and his son in a prestigious manner. During the night, an unexpected visitor reveals a new identity for the peasant girl. Frightened and confused over this discovery, and the new knowledge that her life is already being pursued, she escapes to her previous life. Raja resolves to hide herself in the village until an unexpected letter is delivered from Kazan Castle, stating that she must leave her village at once. She is immediately thrown into a world of high nobility affluence, but once again finds herself in constant danger of jealous and hateful pursuers of her life and she must quickly learn to defend herself in the art of swordsmanship. However, even in the midst of danger and tribulation, Raja is determined to fulfill her duties as princess and works to bring justice and redemption to others around her.
Patricia Nichvolodoff lives with her husband in Castlegar, British Columbia. Nichvolodoff received a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. She then went on to gain a Masters of Education from the Simon Fraser University, with a focus on Numeracy. Before Nichvolodoff began a writing career she spent numerous years teaching children of all ages.
Nichvolodoff has created a novel series for preteens to adults that is full of suspense and drama. She focuses on positive family and friendship relationships. Common themes for her stories are courage, forgiveness, redemption and justice. Three most important things in Nichvolodoff’s life are her relationship with God, spending time with family or friends, and helping others.