Max Frei - The Stranger's Shadow
Max Frei is a popular Russian fantasy writer, the author of 2 widely known and bestselling fantasy series, "The Labyrinths of Echo" (8 books, orig. "Лабиринты Ехо") and "The Chronicles of Echo" (8 books, orig. "Хроники Ехо"). All Max Frei's books are cross-genre, urban fantasy mixed with mystery and a lot of humor.