Music for the Tsar of the Sea
A Russian Wonder TaleBook - 1998
One day, Sadko takes his gusli outside the city walls to play by the shores of Lake Ilmen. A fierce storm kicks up and out of the lake rises the great and fearful tsar of the sea. The powerful giant rewards Sadko for his music and beckons him to play his songs for the underwater kingdom. The tsar allows one of his daughters, Volkhova, to accompany Sadko back to Novgorod, and she turns into the beautiful River Volkov, the tsar's gift for Sadko's sweet music.