Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers'... show more
Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.
But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.
Publish date: 2018-07-10
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
I finished a whole book! Woo! Take that, pandemic anxiety brain! But I don’t feel capable of properly reviewing it, so I’ll just say a thing or two and then do a victory lap of my little dining table or something. Thing one: I’m not a huge fan of the multiple points of view. Nearly every single PO...
I'm not super great at writing reviews of things or really writing down my feelings about anything, but I need to get better so HERE WE GO. (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*: ･ﾟ This was my first foray into the writing of Naomi Novik, but I have to say I really enjoyed myself. The characters were great and I enjoyed gett...
I don't know what to say about this awesome book. Novik does a great job of developing three characters (Miryem, Wanda, and Irinushka). The setting of the story is great and we have a fire demon, a race of people called the Staryk who live in a wintery world that is adjacent to the Russia the story ...
I'm not sure how to describe this book without getting bogged down in just reciting the plot. There's a moneylender's daughter who catches the eye of a winter fairy lord who wants her to turn silver into gold, but there's also a story about a demon and a Czar and everything gets tangled together and...
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