The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home?but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege. Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya?s options are few: resign herself t The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is force...

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Title:The Girl in the Tower
Author:Katherine Arden
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Girl in the Tower
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:363 pages pages

The Girl in the Tower Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 26, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

  • Cheri
    Oct 22, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

  • Elyse
    Sep 20, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

  • Sara
    Jul 15, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well this was truly magical to read. I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up. I was not disappointed. Everything I loved from the first novel - the ...

  • Mischenko
    Aug 15, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

  • Melanie
    Jul 25, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 19, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

  • Emily May
    Oct 30, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

  • kath | novelandfolk
    Aug 11, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

  • Luffy
    May 20, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

  • Nastassja
    Jan 29, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

  • Phrynne
    Aug 12, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well this was truly magical to read. I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up. I was not disappointed. Everything I loved from the first novel - the ...

    The second book in the trilogy and every bit as good as the first! Again Arden serves up big helpings of Russian folklore and fairy tales and adds a dash of her own magic to the mix. Vasya is still the same great character, trying to avoid her fate of marriage or a convent in a time...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Jul 02, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

  • jessica
    Jul 29, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

  • Zoeytron
    Sep 25, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

  • Karen
    Dec 07, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Dec 06, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well this was truly magical to read. I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up. I was not disappointed. Everything I loved from the first novel - the ...

    The second book in the trilogy and every bit as good as the first! Again Arden serves up big helpings of Russian folklore and fairy tales and adds a dash of her own magic to the mix. Vasya is still the same great character, trying to avoid her fate of marriage or a convent in a time...

    The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden is the second book in the Winternight Trilogy. In the first book of the series, The Bear and the Nightingale the story introduced readers to young Vasilisa who lived at the edge of the Russian wilderness where winter lasts most of the year with ...

    5 Reasons To Read The Girl In The Tower ????? 4.5 stars You can read the full and formatted review here on my blog. Reason #1. Vasya Is A Great Model Of Female Power Vasya is such an amazing woman! Sure, she's a tomboy, she's rash and doesn't quite think things th...

  • Lola
    Jan 28, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

  • Roshani Chokshi
    Jan 30, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well this was truly magical to read. I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up. I was not disappointed. Everything I loved from the first novel - the ...

    The second book in the trilogy and every bit as good as the first! Again Arden serves up big helpings of Russian folklore and fairy tales and adds a dash of her own magic to the mix. Vasya is still the same great character, trying to avoid her fate of marriage or a convent in a time...

    The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden is the second book in the Winternight Trilogy. In the first book of the series, The Bear and the Nightingale the story introduced readers to young Vasilisa who lived at the edge of the Russian wilderness where winter lasts most of the year with ...

    5 Reasons To Read The Girl In The Tower ????? 4.5 stars You can read the full and formatted review here on my blog. Reason #1. Vasya Is A Great Model Of Female Power Vasya is such an amazing woman! Sure, she's a tomboy, she's rash and doesn't quite think things th...

    What a riveting sequel! I am obsessed with Katherine Arden's glorious treatment of mythology and folklore in medieval Russia. And I may be in love with a frost demon??? What??? How did this happen??? Can't wait for book 3!!! ...

  • Emma
    Oct 19, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Aug 11, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

  • Candace Robinson
    Aug 19, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

  • Carrie
    Oct 20, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Well this was truly magical to read. I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up. I was not disappointed. Everything I loved from the first novel - the ...

    The second book in the trilogy and every bit as good as the first! Again Arden serves up big helpings of Russian folklore and fairy tales and adds a dash of her own magic to the mix. Vasya is still the same great character, trying to avoid her fate of marriage or a convent in a time...

    The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden is the second book in the Winternight Trilogy. In the first book of the series, The Bear and the Nightingale the story introduced readers to young Vasilisa who lived at the edge of the Russian wilderness where winter lasts most of the year with ...

  • Paromjit
    Aug 25, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

  • Hannah
    Nov 13, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

  • Orient
    Jan 27, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jul 11, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

    So this is how one follows up a great book with a great sequel... while reading my mickey-taking brain cells were fully awake, yet I can find no reason to criticize this book, except for its name, which has the word 'Girl' in its title. The story progresses seamlessly. Vasya does th...

    This was an excellent follow up to the first book! I liked it just the same, or maybe better! There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear mo...

    Re-read 2018 thoughts: Morozko is my book husband. That is all. I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. Original review: Ohh guys, this beautiful book. It was everything I hoped for and more after ...

    Here comes the party-pooper. Yeah, that?s me. While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn?t wait to dive into book two. After finishing the second book, I?m still not sure what to make of this story. It started in an i...

    Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting. Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace. Beware a bird with a woman's face, ...

    after book one, I HAVE to read this book. immediately. ...

  • Amalia Gavea
    Nov 08, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

  • Sam
    Aug 02, 2017

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ????? ?Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.? Hi, my name is Melanie and I?m in love with a ...

    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...

    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Brave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than b...

    ??Think of me sometimes??, he returned, ??When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.?? Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to ...

    All the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature: Medieval Moscow The Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden?s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, o...

    if ?the bear and the nightingale? is a comforting fairytale read right before falling asleep, then ?the girl in the tower? is an epic legend that is shared among friends sat around a fireplace. both are tales, rich in wonder and mystery; but where the first books strength is in...

    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!! Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russia...

    "You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.? this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-...

    Vasya is a child no more. Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from. Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy. If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, y...

    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerl...

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen An adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in ev...

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions...

    I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here. The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here: - brilliant characters with believable interactions, - sibling relationships that are complicated and true, - an atmosphere so all-encompass...

    "Close your eyes," he said into her ear. "Come with me." She did so, and suddenly she saw what he saw. She was the wind, the clouds gathering in the smoky sky, the thick snow of deep winter. She was nothing. She was everything. ?I wish I had thought of a way to create a mag...

    We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia. A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the con...

    5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy! The story of Vasya continues! Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age. ...

    Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment. After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, w...

    Katherine Arden's fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me (and many other readers) in The Bear and the Nightingale. The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden's spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden'...

  • Miranda Reads
    Jun 09, 2018

    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at l...

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    4.5 stars. ?Has the world run dry of warriors?' She asked... 'There were no heroes,' said Vasya between her teeth. 'There was only me.? Vasya lives in a time where women were not given many choices. A woman married. Or she became a nun. Or she died. That was what being a woma...