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Publisher's Summary

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage and life in a convent and instead flees her home - but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege.

©2017 Katherine Arrden (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up." (Naomi Novik)

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Magical

I absolutely loved this book. Kathleen Gati did a fantastic job with the characters and her pronunciation of the Russian words. This was a magical story that warmed me from the inside out. I can not wait for the next book to come out!

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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

This sequel of the The Bear and the Nightingale, Kathleen Gati is a stunning performer of these books. Medieval Rus is an intense place to be!

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A marvelous second novel of medieval Rus'.

I love the setting, the fairy tales, and the characters. I look forward to the final novel in the series.

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Love love older this series

A fascinating look at Russian history and fairytales. Every minute is captivating. Kathleen Gati could read the dictionary and I would listen! Her performance makes a wonderful book magical.

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Captivating

Just as in the first book in this series, I felt a strong connection to Vasya despite the differences in age, era, surroundings. This second book was every bit as captivating as the first and I look forward to the third!

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Fantastic trilogy about Medieval Russia

This second installment in the Winternight Trilogy is so wonderful and rich in characters and fairytale! Our dear brave Vasya finds her courage to follow her strong will and heart! The narrator Kathleen Gati is superb in accents and dramatization!
Thank you for opening our hearts and minds to this fascinating period of Russian folklore and history. I can’t wait to start the 3rd book!

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  • Robert
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Great

I loved it. At times a little too over the top but I love the idea of a witch who can see the demons among us. Falling in love with the snow king... not sure about. But our protagonist is so strong and independent, I love her so much.

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Loved it!

If you like history but also a fairytales you’ll love this. Russian stories of both types are not mainstream so I was very drawn in. Also gave a real perspective on how women were kept down in all classes, but how one at least defied those rules.... but not without cost. I can’t wait for the third book!

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FABULOUS. So atmospheric and rich.

History and fairytale woven together beautifully. Fascinating characters and setting. Have already pre-ordered the third book.

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Great fairy tale!

I enjoyed the story and the setting. It was very unique and different. The story was well written and engaging. Looking forward to more by the author and narrator. The narrator was great.