A Russian witch steps through her magic mirror. The heir of a voodoo queen makes more conventional travel plans. But why are they headed for Texas? Once upon a time (a year ago, if you’re a stickler for details), chaotic magic leaking from Alamo excavations triggered an improbable event, drawing the attention of two unlikely rivals in search of a rare prize. The Russian witch Baba Yaga and her two sisters have been around since--she can’t even remember when. She normally stays at home in her chicken-legged hut, grumpily aiding those who come to her for help or . . . not helping them. M. C. Laveau, the CEO of Laveau Pharmaceuticals, merchandizes products that exploit the magic of her grandmother Marie (yes, that Marie). \tUnfortunate bystander Rachel Vargas is caught between the dueling rivals as the bizarre effects of the magic become increasingly drastic: something’s gotta give. \tBook 1 of the Baba Yaga Chronicles, in which Baba Yaga and her sisters clash with modernity, leading to unforeseen, alarming, and comical results.