Volumes: 8 author: Elena Zvezdnaya copies sold: 135.000 genre: Romantasy, Fantasy, Young Adult translation possible from: Russian, English rights available: all except World English Vol. 1 Never curse your Principal Eksmo 2014, # pages The very first tenet in the very first term at the Academy of Malediction is: „Never curse your Principal!“ This advice should be taken to heart by every adept, especially when you are a green fresher like Deja Riatte, and your principal is the most powerful Lord of the Realm of Darkness. Such a silly mistake can spark off a sequence of strange events. All of a sudden, Lord Ter who Deja has inadvertently cursed begins to pester her with suggestive signs of attention. And deadly curses continually rain down on the inhabitants of Ardam, as if poured from an evil cornucopia. On the border a serial-murder appears, who targets girls who look like Deja. If there was a theoretical chance of escaping the murderer, there is no way of eluding Lord Ter. For the Lords of Darkness always get what they want. Vol. 2 Doubtful Investigations Eksmo 2015, # pages Never forget: „Do not marry your Principal!“ Especially if you are only one of the run-of-the-mill adepts at the Academy of Malediction. And definitely not if you have dared to carry out investigations off your own bat and he is a nephew of the Ruler of the Realm of Darkness. Deja Riatte does not have to face up to a battle with an ordinary mother-in-law, but instead with a monster. Nevertheless, there must be an explanation for the theft of the Ter family’s artefact. Deja must get to the bottom of the obscure connection between the theft and the punishment of the hapless house-maid. What does the plaque have to do with it, that was found next to the dead gnome? And above all: how can she stop the ceremony which she has already agreed to go through with? For the Lords of Darkness do not take kindly to being thwarted.