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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

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

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satisfying sequel

loved it. favorite part was in the beginning while vasya was masquerading as a boy on her stallion. very fun. also loved the relationship between vasya and morosko. enjoyed the twist. dimitri was even better than expected. overall great

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Fairytale for adults.

Enjoyed this one more than the first. Would love to see these made into movies or better yet a series so their complexity could be done right.

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LOOOOVED THIS!

This was a great addition the the series and I can't wait for the next one!

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Even better than the first!

Filled with adventure, romance, history and magic. I can’t believe I have to wait a year to read the third book!

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Wonderfully told, with excellent narration. Better than the first!

These two are a winning combination! Arden and Gati create a world that feels visceral and magical. As much a historical novel as it is a fairy tale, this was exciting from start-to-finish and I’m impressed! Can’t wait for the third book.

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Another Great Book

This is another Great book in this series and hoping there is another coming soon.

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  • L. Venable
  • NORTH CAROLINA, United States
  • 01-12-18

Kept me listening

It was really captivating. i finished it in abour 10 days. i didn't appreciate the harshness of certain characters. it was pretty good.

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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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Historical fantasy

What does Kathleen Gati bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I just love the way Kathleen Gati is reading the book. It enhances the experience and her reading is quite warm and adequate for the different characters.

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The first book was very beautiful. It introduced Vasya, a wonderful little girl, and, more than that, it introduced a magical world which felt very real. Well, the second book is not equally magical. Don't get me wrong I liked the second book a lot but it is different (to some extent). The second book is more about introducing the Russian people and, to some extent, the Russian history. Actually, for a large part, it felt more like historical fiction than fantasy. The fantasy part is well developed but it is not the entire book as it was for the first volume.

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I love Russian Fairy tales

Katherine Arden's books have given me a great appreciation for Russian Fairy tales. I am sure in very few years my granddaughter will love this. She already loves to hear about Baba Yaga.