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The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale
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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the... show more
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid ni
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781101885949
ASIN: B00X2FDZKW
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Winternight Trilogy (#1)
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Bear and the Nightingale
The Bear and the Nightingale gets off to a great start. Right away, Katherine Arden transports the reader to the frigid Russian landscape. The setting is breathtaking, to think back on any moment of this novel brings forth a recollection of seeing my own breath. That's how wonderfully the author dra...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.5 The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Series: Winternight Trilogy #1 Alright, so it's not that I disliked this book. It's just that I found it to be pretty average. It's basically a mediaeval fantasy based in Russia, so some of the folklore is a bit different (and neat, I'll grant you), but it boils down to tensions between the tradit...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
2.5 The Bear and the Nightingale
I don’t have much to say about this book. The story is slow and boring for ¾ of it, and I struggled to get through it. I thought part of that might’ve been due to insomnia making my brain sluggish, but no, it was still boring after a decent night’s sleep. The only difference sleep made was that I wa...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
4.0 The Bear and the Nightingale
4.5 stars...The only reason I didn't give it the full 5 stars is because I don't think we as the readers are given a complete enough background on the the Russian fairy tales, their characters, and the second sight (we're told they see demons), so I felt like I was trying to piece things together mo...
fruitcakes
fruitcakes rated it
5.0 The Bear and the Nightingale
I loved this book so so much. First, I love how this author fleshes out all her characters. Even Konstantine the deeply obnoxious priest and Anna the evil step mother are extremely understandable and sympathetic. They're more awful because of the wasted potential in them -- especially Anna, whose fe...
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