This youth adventure tale is set in the time and space of the Great Migrations at the end of the 6th century. The narrative is centred on the five children of a commander of a Slavic army. While their father is expanding the territories towards the west, they are left at the mercy of his scheming rivals, who see the children as an instrument of blackmail. But Ognjen’s children are hardly easy to handle: the cunning healer Ajda, the beautiful Mila, whom all animals follow, and the triplets – masters of the sling, bow and sword, do not intend to forfeit their lives any time soon.
This is a tense novel full of twists and turns about turbulent developments of this historical period. It is based on historical sources that are intertwined with the author’s vision of history, inhabited by extraordinary people with extraordinary skills.