The Beekeepers Daughter is the first of five books in the Kingdom of Meridian Series. The story begins with Maria, a young woman struggling to survive in medieval Russia. Through a series of tragic events, she must travel North on the Volga river to find safety with relatives in a distant city. Along the way she is exposed to a world that is very different from the conservative village she had always known. Her experience becomes a personal journey in trust, adventure, love and destiny.
Readers will be taken on an exciting journey filled with folklore, Russian history and romantic encounters. Maria is thrust into experiences and choices that develop as she makes her journey by ship. Armed only with a handful of items and the knowledge her parents gave her, she must trust her life to complete strangers while learning to survive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Her story unfolds with chaotic twists that drive her to a destiny far greater than she ever imagined.
About the Author
Shian lives in Las Vegas, NV and travels frequently, using his transit experiences when developing character and story lines. He also explores local history and folklore to find unique elements to serve as backdrops for scenes.