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Sirma

Stankova, Reni

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18th and 19th century Eastern Europe, during the rise of the Haiduk movement.

Sirma has spent the first 18 years of her life as a happy and hardworking Slavic girl in her quiet mountain village. One day, her world is shattered when she loses her two best friends to a gang of outlaws. The village elders do nothing because they fear the wrath of Hamza Bei – the head outlaw in the area.

Not long after, the outlaws attack her village, and Sirma is fed up with keeping quiet. On St. George’s day, she disguises herself as a man and takes the lead of her own Haiduk gang dedicated to protecting the mountain villages and searching for Hamza Bei to put a stop to his tyranny.

But the way of a Haiduk is harsh and merciless. Clashing with outlaws in life and death battles, surviving the mountain wilderness, and keeping her men from becoming the scoundrels they’ve sworn to fight are all challenges she must face. Not to mention, her comrades don’t even know she is a woman.

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