The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Faerin and the Gold (a medieval fantasy short story)

Another atmospheric piece of medieval fantasy from one of Ukraine's most popular sci fi and fantasy writers Victor Nochkin.

The Faerin and the Gold is a fine work of fantasy fiction that combines magic with heart-rending realism. This is how our past should have been, had we succeeded in living side by side with mythical fairy-tale creatures: fairies, faerins, goblins and the like. Told with a touch of humor and a large dose of wisdom and understanding, the Faerin and the Gold is a medieval tale of love and courage that is sure to touch many hearts.

If you would like to check Victor Nochkin's other works translated into English, click here.


  1. I just found your blog by chance and am enjoying reading your post. Victor Nochkin sounds like an interesting writer – I’ll see if I can find some of his books. I saw that you live in Perigueux, France? But you translate books in English and Russian, that is intriguing.

  2. Thank you very much, Vagabonde! Yes, Victor Nochkin is a very talented and atmospheric writer - and also very prolific, which is a rather rare combination. I do live in Perigueux but I'm originally from Russia. That's life for you: you never know where you might end up :-)