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Ilya and the Wolf by Rory Ni Coileain
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Fantasy, MM
To be a homosexual in mother Russia is to be the worst kind of perversion. At least that is the common perception of the population. The third son of an extremely wealthy businessman Ilya Vladimirovich knows he’s playing with fire. He’s always tried to be circumspect, tried to hide who he is to protect himself.
Vladimirovich senior throws a holiday party at the family dacha outside the city to combine business and pleasure. Ilya’s older brothers Fyodor and Dmitri are also there to drum up new contacts and apparently take care of personal business. The elder brothers intend to rid the family of an embarrassment, Ilya, by making his death look like an accident. What they didn’t count on was a remarkable wolf that saves Ilya on the brink of death in more ways than one.
Ilya and the Wolf relives a dark and wicked fable from long ago. The twists are many from murderous brothers to a magical cave and an extraordinary wolf. A fanciful little treat, Ilya and the Wolf is a lovely side step from reality.