The Girl in The Tower: (Winternight Trilogy) - Winternight Trilogy (Paperback)Katherine Arden (author)
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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.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm
'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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