The Bear and the Nightingale
A NovelBook - 2017
From Library Staff
DCLadults Nov 06, 2020
A Russian fairy tale come to life about the bond between a winter demon and a girl that goes against all expectations.
Vasya finds her affinity for Russian spirits has put her at odds with the religion that has come to her home.
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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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“Nothing changes, Vasya. Things are, or they are not. Magic is forgetting that something ever was other than as you willed it.”
“It is time to put aside dreaming. Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more.”
“If this is the last decision I can ever make, at least it is my decision."
“Wild birds die in cages.”
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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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