The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) by Katherine Arden

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)

The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or 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.Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with...

Details The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)

TitleThe Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)
Release DateDec 5th, 2017
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)

  • Emily May
    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet. Magical. Dark. Beautiful. Fans of The Bear and the Nightingale should love this sequel at least as much as its predecessor. The Girl in the Tower contains everything I loved about the first book, but I feel like Vasya has really grown as a character. She's s...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ★★★★★ “Vasilisa Petrovna, murderer, savior, lost child, rode away from the house in the fir-grove.” Hi, my name is Melanie and I’m in love with a frost demon. You guys, please stop sleeping on this series. This is the best historical fantasy I’ve ever read in my entire life. And all of the Russian folklore is actual pe...
  • Mischenko
    To see this review and others please visit www.readrantrockandroll.comBrave Vasya, older and wild as ever, is faced with a choice to either marry or live in a convent as a nun. Neither choice seems applicable to her and she would rather die riding in the frozen wintry forest than be stuck living a life that doesn’t fit her. She’s been deemed a witch and questions still loom regarding her father’s death. Vasya needs to discover who she is an...
  • Amalia Gavea
    ‘’Think of me sometimes’’, he returned, ‘’When the snowdrops have bloomed and the snow has melted.’’ Moving on to the 2nd book of the trilogy immediately after finishing the 1st volume was a no-brainer and from the very first pages, I knew that this would prove to be an exciting journey. Well, ‘’exciting’’ is an understatement actually. In my opinion, this was a rollercoaster of images, of characters and emotions. It was b...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    On sale today ... and all the stars! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Medieval MoscowThe Girl in the Tower (2017), a medieval Russian fantasy, continues the story of Vasilisa (Vasya), a young woman whose story began in Katherine Arden’s debut novel The Bear and the Nightingale, one of my favorite fantasies from early 2017. That makes it a hard act to follow, but there’s no sophomore slump here. The Girl in the Tower is an even...
  • Elyse
    Book Two in a Trilogy..... "The Girl in the Tower", is the sequel to "The Bear and the Nightingale". which is DAZZLING- GLORIOUS - and SENSATIONAL!!!Once again, author Katherine Arden has done something really extraordinary-- she gives us an historical fiction medieval Russian Fairy Tale.....Incredibly creative and breathtaking. The history itself is educational and fascinating....also barbarous-and complex. It's dangerous times: villages are bur...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!"You are immortal, and perhaps I seem small to you," she said at last fiercely. "But my life is not your game.”this book is that rare second-in-a-trilogy novel that aspires to be more than just a bridge of clockwatching filler between two points. it actually does what the second-in-a-trilogy book should do, but rarely accomplishes - it progresses the action and allows the character some elbow room in which to grow; to become wha...
  • Diane S ☔
    4.5 I have never been a fantasy reader, not sure if this is even considered fantasy. I have, however, always enjoyed history and ancient myths. I like to consider these books folklore and legend brought to life, but may be fooling myself. Either way I fell in love with book one, eagerly awaited this book two, fell into both with immense interest and joy.Medieval Russia, superstitions at the forefront, many believe but few can see these creatures ...
  • Nastassja
    Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosenAn adventure Vasya started in book 1 continues in The Girl from the Tower. More action, more folklore, more romance, more political intrigues - book two suppresses its predecessor in every aspect or is it? One of the most amazing things i loved about the bear and the nightingale - its darkness. Without a doubt the book was a visibly darker interpretat...
  • Cheri
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!Fairy tales were passed from generation to generation through their telling, oral traditions, lessons, cautionary tales. Most fairy tales were born this way, through stories told generation after generation, and then eventually put to print. The original versions of these fairy tales, the ones that we were typically raised on, are not the Disneyfied ones that we think of, cleansed of sex, rape, incest, murder, but still contain...