Flower and Flame is a novel by Laura Peters.
It is a retelling of a Baltic folktale. (note: The book was renamed from Bolekian Dreams on February 22, 2020
in response to a suggestion that the legendary aspect of the source material should be highlighted.)
Antoni Piotrowski, 1910
Paperdese, the flower of a fern, blooms once a year on Midsummerís Eve.
If a person finds and plucks it, wishes are granted, but beware!
The flower is well guarded and stolen magic demands payment. In Flower and Flame,
a powerful prince and a gypsy tinker both claim their reward after picking a paperdese.
They get what they ask for, but other people, those they are bound to love and protect, pay a high price for their good fortune.