The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This novel further builds both the character of Vasya and the mythology and history of medieval Russia. Katherine Arden’s sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale moves from rural Russia to cosmopolitan Moscow.While Vasya grows in spirit and complexity, the forces around her are equally fierce. Arden weaves in the theme of women’sContinue reading “The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden”

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The novel effectively and beautifully weaves mythology and Russian history into this medieval tale of good versus evil and Christianity versus Paganism. Arden is a fantastic world builder and I cannot wait to read the sequels. Young Vasya sees things that no one else can see. This is both a blessing and aContinue reading “The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden”