The Bear and the Nightingale
A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
Vasya finds her affinity for Russian spirits has put her at odds with the religion that has come to her home.
Best Debut Goodreads Author Finalist and Best Fantasy Finalist
At the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, a stranger presents a new father with a gift: a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. When mysterious forces threaten the happiness of the village, the young girl, grown wild and willful, discovers that armed with th... Read More »
Beatricksy Jan 20, 2017
Simply put, gorgeous. It has a deep, quiet quality to it that's hard to express when you're still reeling from it. The atmosphere in this book is chilling. This is a universe that feels both so near and so far from reality, with a lively sense of wonder, magic, and fantasy glitter thrown into the... Read More »
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A story about Russian folklore. A girl is born to a Russian landowner in the middle of winter and there is something special about her. A tomboy from an early age, she spends her first decade and a half figuring out who she really is and how to use her abilities, how to fight evil, and how to keep her family safe.
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