The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden

The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, choosi...

Details The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

TitleThe Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)
Release DateJan 8th, 2019
PublisherDel Rey
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult

Reviews The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    There are seven wonders in the world, and this book is all of them. The experience of reading The Winter of the Witch is something akin to being surrounded by magic. Yet, those are still such pale, passive words for what this story was. After the wonder and elation of reading this book and flying in so real-seeming a dream, I now feel such an obscure sense of loss, like something essential is inexplicably gone. A sudden absence, creating a space ...
  • Emily May
    Beware the forest, she added, following Vasya to the door. It does not take kindly to strangers. It's over 😔. But it was most definitely a beautiful and fitting ending.I've owned this book since it released on January 8, but I've been reluctant to start it. Partly because it was the final book, and partly because I was worried it wouldn't be as good as I'd been hoping it would be. But Arden didn't let me down. This finale was every bit as gorg...
  • Melanie
    ARC given to me by my amazingly kind friend, who I don't deserve, but who has made my entire year - Lilly at Lair of Books!1.) The Bear and the Nightingale ★★★★★2.) The Girl in the Tower ★★★★★ I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter, died at my own choosing, and wept for a nightingale. Now I am beyond prophecy. This is a hard review for me to write, because I think my heart doesnt want to admit that this series is finally over...
  • Miranda Reads
    She bent forward to breathe into his ear: "Never give me orders.""Command me, then," he whispered back. The words went through her like wine. Moscow is beset with danger and Vasya has only made it worse. Her betrayal of the crown prince is still rocking the country, and there are many waiting in the wings to take advantage. And yet, in many ways, her life has become so much more than what it was. I am a witch, said Vasya. Blood was running down ...
  • kath | novel + folk
    You know that feeling when you find a book that speaks to some deep part of your soul and you just want to shout: THIS is why I read.This wintery trilogy has become exactly that for me - reminding me of all the reasons why I love literature. Its not a secret that I loved the first two books in this magical trilogy with the burning fire of a thousand suns. So you can imagine how much I needed this book in my hands, and also how stressful a thing i...
  • Elena May
    I learned an important life lesson from this trilogy: If a fanatic priest ever comes to your home causing trouble, and a cannibalistic lake spirit helpfully offers to eat him, JUST LET HER DO IT!I still remember reading The Bear and the Nightingale and reaching the part where the rusalka nicely offers to eat Konstantin and Vasya stops her. I was screaming at Vasya to just step aside and let her do it. And then, as Konstantins future actions lead ...
  • Samantha
    This is possibly a perfect book for me. A perfect finale, certainly. I wrote down so many quotes and I rarely care for quotes. This was the perfect culmination of so many threads and how finales should be done. Loss, learning, triumph, joy, tragedy... all in one book. Such a fulfilling conclusion. One of my favorite books of the year. I will of course be gushing about it in a review on my channel.
  • jessica
    it has been said that those who do not believe in magic will never find it, and this book is physical proof that magic does exist. every page, every word, every letter made its way into my heart, which began to beat in a steady and strong rhythm of i believe, i believe, i believe. this story, this trilogy, has woven itself into the very fabric of soul and will forever be a part of me. a truly captivating tale that has made me fall in love with re...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    ALL THE STARS AND MORE. Russian firebirdReview first posted on Fantasy Literature:Medieval Russia comes to life in Katherine Ardens WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY, which began in Lesnaya Zemlya, a small village in northern Rus in The Bear and the Nightingale and continued in The Girl in the Tower. Vasilisa (Vasya) is a young woman with the rare ability to see and speak with the natural spirits or chyerti of the hearth, stables, and lands and waters of Rus. ...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Yesterday she saved your life, slew a wicked magician, set fire to Moscow and then saved it all in a single night. Do you think she will consent to disappear, for the price of a dowry- for any price? Do you know my sister? It is seldom that the third book of a trilogy ends up being the finest. However, this is exactly what happened with The Winter of the Witch. The final installment of a saga created with absolute beauty and dark grace by Katheri...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    An outsider, weird child talking with invisible creatures slowly turned into a brave orphan disguised in boys clothes, riding on her horse to her unknown and undefined path and at the end she meets with her magic and called as a witch of winter.😭😭😭I cannot help myself not to cry over this end! Dont take me wrong, of course there are so many tragic elements about the ending of the story and I waited at least three weeks after I ended the ...
  • Paromjit
    Katherine Arden completes the wonder that is the stellar Winternight trilogy, and leaves me in pieces, distraught with a deep sense of loss that this is the end. This is epic storytelling as it begins with the ashes of Moskva and a traumatised people susceptible to the charismatic priest Konstantin, a man overcome by a maelstrom of feelings, with fear of Vasya dominating. Branded a witch and pariah, Vasya is to be tested beyond human endurance, a...
  • karen
    fulfilling my 2020 goal to read (at least) one book each month that i bought in hardcover and put off reading long enough that it is now in paperback.AND CONVENIENTLY *ALSO*fulfilling book riot's 2020 read harder challenge task #9: Read the LAST book in a series.********************************an absolutely perfect ending to a trilogy i have loved every step of the way. richly detailed and emotionally satisfying, everything that happens here slot...
  • Debra
    "There is nothing but power in this world. People are divided into those who have it and those who have it not. Which will you be....."There is a lot of power in the final book of the Winternight Trilogy. This book starts off where The Girl in the Tower ends. If you have not read the first two books in the series, it is imperative that you read them first otherwise you will not know what is going on in this book. I am not even going to attempt to...
  • Hannah
    I adored this beyond measure.I am a huge fan of this trilogy, have been ever since reading the very first chapter of the first book. I was both super excited and a bit apprehensive before reading this book but I didnt have to worry because Katherine Arden absolutely sticks the landing here. This book is both a great conclusion to this brilliant series as well as a great book in its own right.What Arden does better than most authors I read is bui...
  • Lucy Langford
    5*****I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter, died at my own choosing, and wept for a nightingale. Now I am beyond prophecy.Enchanting ! More action packed than the other two books but still maintains all of its magical elements and folklore. This book picks up straight after book 2 so we get to learn what happens of Vasya, Morozko, The Bear, Vasyas family and Father Constantine, as well as many others. This book introduces us to more magical folk...
  • Leah
    1-12-19 So Ive sung this trilogys praises since THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE and I will continue to declare my love for these books. Where do I start? I was bawling my eyes out in the first 30 pages and couldnt stop for a good twenty minutes. The action scenes are engaging. The writing still moves with the dreamy beauty of a fairy tale. We learn more about Vasyas legacy, which is just as mystical as readers of the series imagined. And yet I had s...
  • Nastassja
    **Review is posted here on my blog** Real rating: 4.5 starsWho is to say, in the end, that the three guardians of Russia are not a witch, a frost-demon, and a chaos-spirit? I find it fitting.-Katherine Arden, The Winter of the WitchI am sitting in front of a window, watching snow slowly drifting down from the sky, covering the ground with the carpet of pristine white. Frost and cold. I am thinking about the fairy-tales from faraway memory that, o...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    5 stars! I feel like this is a non-review because it was so hard to write and pinpoint the experience of reading this book and series. In short, I absolutely loved it.Wow, this book. If you are a fan of this series, its one you just have to jump into; dont read reviews. Experience every word. Every mesmerizing thought of this masterful author. Im going to keep my review brief to protect all the fun. In fact, I think this is truly a mini review. M...
  • Holly
    I realize it's only January, but I predict this will be one of my favorite books I read this year. This trilogy, what can I say about it without spoiling anything for those who have not read it yet? Well, if you took some Russian history and folklore, some historical misogyny and religious zealotry, a fantastic heroine, two very interesting sets of twins, some romance, some family drama, death, chaos, and redemption - you would get this series. I...
  • Lily ☁️
    ➳ 3 1/2 stars I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter, died at my own choosing, and wept for a nightingale. Now I am beyond prophecy. Ive been pondering over how to review The Winter of the Witch for the longest time, and I simply couldnt find the right words, or the right way to start. In the end, I decided to go about writing my review in a different way for this book, because its special.Instead of pointing out the many, many aspects of it th...
  • Sara
    I have so much to say about this book that Ive been holding back reviewing it until I had time to fully invest myself in my thoughts. I know its only March, but I think this is my favourite read of 2019 and itll be pretty tough to beat. In the third book of the Winternight Trilogy we follow Vasya immediately on from the conclusion to The Girl in the Tower. Theres no time to catch your breath, no month long interval, its straight into the heart of...
  • Elyse Walters
    This was one of the most beautiful trilogies with Russian history with a heroine to love.All the male and female characters are strong - be it good or evil.Wonderful storytelling....folklore- myth- rich Russian history ...magical - mystical - sparkling prose - with a powerful wisdom. From the past two books ....Vasya- orphaned - was cast out as a witch by her village. She had a few options.... both would leave her doomed to a life in a
  • Zoeytron
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.The bear has awakened, and the dead are beginning to walk.  A horse of fire, a laughing skeleton, a shadow of claws, and a bird with a woman's face.  In the vast realm of Midnight, some shocking family ties are exposed.  Allegiances and betrayals.  A grievous loss.  Will the nightingale remain silent and frozen, or return to sing another day?  I was utterly bewitched and transfixed wit...
  • Phrynne
    A wonderful finale to this excellent trilogy. Katherine Arden excels at world building and the book lives and breathes old Russia, its weather, its way of life and its beliefs. All those wonderful house spirits and Chyerti who existed only as long as the people believed. And the golden haired, charismatic Priest, Konstantin, who could rouse a huge crowd to any action he wished (with a little help from a devil).By book three I was of course very a...
  • Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
    Come with me, Snegurochka. I know a house in a winter forest. Furthest Things I've Learned in 2019 Thus Far:❄I am utterly destroyed by this series.❄I need Morozko to come help me bang out the feelings I have after finishing this amazing and epic story. So many F E E L S. ❄I hate mushrooms, but Ded Grib is the cutest and maybe I don't hate mushrooms so much now. ❄Everything about Midnight is one of the coolest things I've ever read.❄I wa...