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The Winter of the Witch

by Katherine Arden

Part of the Winternight Trilogy Series

Books of the Month Historical Fiction Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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Oh what a beautiful all-consuming dream of a ride this is. Set in Moscow, a young woman finds herself at the centre of a battle for both humanity and a deep hidden magic. The Winter of the Witch is the third in the ‘Winternight’ trilogy, however, I confess that this was my first read of the three. I would most definitely recommend starting at the beginning with The Bear and the Nightingale as I’m now desperate to experience the wonder of the rest of the story, though it’s worth noting that the writing is so good, I immediately felt completely at home. I fell entranced into the pages and within the first few chapters I was so at one with the sense of place and characters, I actually cried at a heart-stopping moment. While the feel of a deep dark fairy tale washes over the pages, Katherine Arden creates a vivid realist bite and also encouraged me to connect as deeply with the more challenging characters as the more loveable ones. The Winter of the Witch is a fascinating, engaging, quite glorious read and I absolutely adored it. Highly recommended.

Liz Robinson

The Winter of the Witch Synopsis

One girl can make a difference...

Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic.

Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders.

But she may not be able to save them all.

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The Winter of the Witch Press Reviews

Beautifully written, this adventure shimmers and shines with magic of all kinds. Heart-stoppingly good and unmissable - SUNDAY EXPRESS

The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl's slender shoulders. Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of snow and magic, and ripped out some more... -- LAINI TAYLOR Haunting and enchanting story, rich in folklore and fantasy that will transport you into the heart of medieval Russia - The Sun

If you're a lover of fairytales and haven't yet encountered the Winternight trilogy you are in for an absolute treat. It's truly magical - THE POOL

The Winter of the Witch, the third in Katherine Arden's magical Winternight Trilogy, creates a layered world full of Russian myths and legends - EMERALD STREET

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ISBN: 9781785039737
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781785039713
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Publishing
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781473564930
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781785039737
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey an imprint of Ebury Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Historical fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, myths & legends,

About Katherine Arden

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrolment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crepes to serving as a personal tour guide. After a year on the island, she moved to Briancon, France, and spent nine months teaching. She then returned to Maui, stayed for nearly ...

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