Release Date: December 1st 20014 Publisher: Walker Books Australia. Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis from Goodreads: A fantasy set in Tsarist Russia. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other … More Review: Egg and Spoon By Gregory Maguire.