The Girl in The Tower

The Girl in The Tower By Katherine Arden, The Girl in The Tower For a young woman in medieval Russia the choices are stark marriage or a life in a convent Vasya will choose a third way magicThe court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and
  • Title: The Girl in The Tower
  • Author: Katherine Arden
  • ISBN: 9781785031069
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Girl in The Tower By Katherine Arden, For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark marriage or a life in a convent Vasya will choose a third way magicThe court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusFor a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark marriage or a life in a convent Vasya will choose a third way magicThe court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior s training, recognises this boy as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical
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    1. Katherine Arden

      Born in Texas, Katherine studied French and Russian at Middlebury College She has lived abroad in France and in Moscow, among other places She has also lived in Hawaii, where she wrote much of The Bear and the Nightingale She currently lives in Vermont.

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    1. 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 still as spirited as always, but older and wiser, and I love [...]


    2. 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 perfection This is the type of book that reminds me that literature can be tangible pi [...]


    3. To see this review and others please visit readrantrockandrollBrave 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 and as she embarks on a journey alone with her horse Solovey against [...]


    4. 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 better than that the 1st part of the Winternight series and its atmosphere was Russian , [...]


    5. 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 sopho slump here The Girl in the Tower is an even stronger novel, sure footed and compelling in its telling, and with complex and nu [...]


    6. 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 TaleIncredibly creative and breathtaking The history itself is educational and fascinating barbarous and complex It s dangerous times villages are burning and people have been killed From start to finish I was totally melting into t [...]


    7. 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 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 what the challenges of the third book will require them to be many mid [...]


    8. Vasya is a child no Disguised as a boy, she wanders the forest, set to become a traveler and explore the world she was once kept away from Unfortunately, the world can be dangerous and the people cruel even to a boy.If you found The Bear and the Nightingale marvellous, you should have no problem being swept away by this sequel It contains action than its predecessor, but it remains a slow paced character driven story, fortunately with a lesser focus on religion.The part where Vasya is reacquai [...]


    9. 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 of ancient myth Those who can risk being labeled and [...]


    10. 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, folklore, romance, 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 interpretation of Russian folklore, which made the story alive with images of nig [...]


    11. 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 a darker side To balance that darker side, typically the [...]


    12. I adore the world Katherine Arden has created here The things I loved, loved, loved about the first part of this series are still all here brilliant characters with believable interactions, sibling relationships that are complicated and true, an atmosphere so all encompassing that it makes you forget your own surroundings, wonderfully immersive descriptions, a surprising and wonderful way to construct sentences that just sound like nobody else in the best possible way while still retaining that [...]


    13. We return to the entrancing and magical world of Vasya in medieval Russia A grief stricken Vasya mourns the loss of Dunya and her father, wanders the icy forests, unable to return to her family home of Lesnaya Zemlya, branded a witch by the locals, threatened with marriage and the convent, choices that are anathema to her She is naive to the ways of the world, men, political intrigue, ghosts, the fire bird, sorcerers, Moscow and but she is hungry to see and know than the small corner she has g [...]


    14. Beautifully realised follow up to the magical The Bear and the Nightingale, this book builds and expands on both the world and characters we all loved so much in the first instalment.After a quick flash of Vasya fleeing into the woods after the events at the end of the last book, we are taken into the world of her sister, Olga If, like me, you worry that the focus has been switched, fear not we are soon back with our heroine and her faithful horse, Solovey, determined to escape the confines of h [...]


    15. Katherine Arden s fusion of an icy folkloric fantasy and historical fiction set in medieval Russia captivated me and many other readers in The Bear and the Nightingale The Girl in the Tower is a worthy sequel to Arden s spellbinding debut and Vasya, Morozko and the wonders of Arden s world are all here and full imagined, but the stakes are raised, the pace quickened, the political machinations deeper and the overall mood darker and ominous It couldn t be anything other than a 5 star read for me [...]


    16. This was an excellent follow up to the first book I liked it just the same, or maybe better There was of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences It all makes her appear human, though The sibling bond between her, Sasha, and Olga felt perfectly real Loved them My main pet peeve was that there wasn t enough of the Frost Demon I want to know about Morozko because he is amazing The writing, s [...]


    17. 5 stars for this beautiful, medieval Russian fantasy The story of Vasya continues Orphaned, and exiled from her village in the woods following her fathers death, she longs to see the world, and to not be put in the traditional role of wife, that would be for young girls of her age She takes off on her magical horse, dressed as a boy There are such dynamic characters in this story I was very taken by this second book of the trilogy A very grateful thank you to Random House for sending this book t [...]


    18. Beneath the trees swaying in the darkness, peering from behind cringing shadows, inhuman eyes are watching and waiting Something evil is stirring in medieval Russia, burning villages, snatching girl children and spiriting them away leaving no trace Beware a bird with a woman s face, a priest with a bitter soul, a tower made of bones, and a staircase without an end After fleeing from the only options given her marrying or joining a nunnery Vasya is a traveler now Still seeing what others cannot, [...]


    19. Here comes the party pooper Yeah, that s me While reading Bear and the Nightingale I was charmed with the story and Vasya and couldn t wait to dive into book two After finishing the second book, I m still not sure what to make of this story It started in an interesting twist, but when it came to the new Vasya and her role I couldn t get into Vasya s new role fully as it felt like a weakly based one, like an unfinished painting Sometimes it even felt silly and simple Next struggle I had is politi [...]


    20. Re read 2018 thoughts It s official Morozko is my book husband I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a than fair replacement Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha.Original review Ohh guys, this beautiful book It was everything I hoped for and after falling in love with The Bear and the Nightingale earlier this year It brings into sharp focus many things only hinted at in BEAR, and is packed with action, intrigue, and yes, even some R O M A N C E I can t spoil the surprise but I must sa [...]


    21. The second book in the trilogy and every bit as good as the first Again Arden serves up big helpings of Russian folklore and fairy tales and adds a dash of her own magic to the mix Vasya is still the same great character, trying to avoid her fate of marriage or a convent in a time when, for women, there was nothing else Her best friend is Solovey, her horse , and their conversations are wonderful There is a lot of action in this book, lots of fighting and sudden death Tension too when Vasya is i [...]


    22. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Well this was truly magical to read I loved the previous novel in this series, The Bear and the Nightingale, and had high hopes for the follow up I was not disappointed Everything I loved from the first novel the atmospheric setting of medieval Russia, the richness and depth of characters, and a strong background rooted in Russian folklore were developed and expanded upon to make one of the best reads of the year.The Girl in the Tow [...]


    23. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden is the second book in the Winternight Trilogy In the first book of the series, The Bear and the Nightingale the story introduced readers to young Vasilisa who lived at the edge of the Russian wilderness where winter lasts most of the year with her father and siblings It was there that Vasilisa and the children gathered around the fire at night and listened to the tale of Frost, a much feared blue eyed winter demon that will claim wary souls The children l [...]


    24. 5 Reasons To Read The Girl In The Tower 4.5 starsYou can read the full and formatted review here on my blog.Reason 1 Vasya Is A Great Model Of Female PowerVasya is such an amazing woman Sure, she s a tomboy, she s rash and doesn t quite think things through, but also She s brave, she s daring, and through her character and her experiences, we get to see the obstacles women had to face before our times I have always known that life for women was tough, back in the day We all know that But do we e [...]



    25. Audiobook performed by Kathleen Gati 13h 3m Awww The sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale brings readers back to Rus and it is pretty A M A Z I N G Immediately picking up where its predecessor left off, Vasya is heading out for adventure Katherine Arden is going to put her main character through so many heartbreaking moments But our heroine remains the strong female that I have definitely come to adore Love the infusion of some history with plenty of magic and Russian folklore Can I also admit [...]


    26. 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 12 05 Mark my words, Katherine Arden is definitely going places Early this year, she enchanted me with her lovely debut The Bear and the Nightingale, and now she has done it again with its follow up The Girl in the Tower, which I thought was just as good if not better than its predecessor.The story continues the journey of brave Vasya, a young woman with a gift that grants her a special connection with the wilderness and the spirits that dwe [...]


    27. It s become quite clear that I will read anything Katherine Arden writes Her debut The Bear and the Nightingale was one of my favourite reads of last year I dare say that Bear is a mere drop in the ocean when it comes to Arden s writing and clever plot twists in The Girl in the Tower.Following on from the ending of Bear, Vasya is branded a witch and because she s not content with just being some man s wife or living in a convent as a nun for the rest of her life, she leaves her village with Solo [...]


    28. What a riveting sequel I am obsessed with Katherine Arden s glorious treatment of mythology and folklore in medieval Russia And I may be in love with a frost demon What How did this happen Can t wait for book 3


    29. What a thrillwhen you ve thoroughly enjoyed book one of a trilogy and find book two to be every bit as good or better Katherine Arden is one terrific writer This series is set in medieval Muscovy and is a delightful mixture of historical fiction, folktale, adventure story and romance The main character, Vasilisa Petrovna, is a young woman who is labeled a witch by her village priest, Konstantin, because she is disobedient and can speak to animals and the ancient pagan chyerti spirits of the hear [...]


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