The Girl in The Tower: (Winternight Trilogy) - Winternight Trilogy (Paperback)
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The Girl in The Tower: (Winternight Trilogy) - Winternight Trilogy (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 09/08/2018
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The second part in Katherine Arden’s sweeping fairy tale series The Winternight Trilogy, begun with The Bear and the Nightingale.

For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way: magic…

The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters.

Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse. Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village.

But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical…

Inspired by Russian myths and folklore, The Winternight Trilogy is a brilliant blend of literary fairy tale and fantasy drama; the perfect successor to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials and The Night Circus. The final book in the series, The Winter of the Witch, is available to pre-order now.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785031076
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A captivating folktale-inspired adventure laden in mystery, magic and myth, it's the story of Vasya, one of the punchiest heroines I've encountered this year' - The Pool 

'This is a sumptuous and beautiful literary fairytale taking inspiration from Russian myths and fairytales, about a woman challenging expected gender norms in her world.' - Stylist 

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“Ice and Snow”

This story began with, "The Bear and the Nightingale," and the story continues. Once again, we are soon found in the cold, deep snow, surrounded by frozen trees with Morozko the frost demon close by. The... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
19th January 2018
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“The return to Vaysa's 'Rus is even more magical than The Bear and the Nightingale.”

As a lover of Russian Folklore The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my favourite reads of 2017 so I was thrilled to receive the sequel and eager to rejoin Vasya and her family for the consequences of the first... More

Hardback edition
25th January 2018
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“A thrilling sequel - can't wait for book 3!”

In this second book in the series, the Girl in the Tower, we move to Moscow – not yet the city it is today but still the home of the rulers of Rus’ and also of Vasya’s married sister, Olga. This is a vastly different... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
3rd February 2018
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