Review: ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ by Katherine Arden

bear-and-nightingaleOver at I posted my review of The Bear and the Nightingale, a very strong debut by Katherine Arden

“A new take on an old tale…  Scratch that.   A new take on a lot of old tales.  Cold winters are a fertile ground for stories to be told around the fire.  And even as the people in Pyotr’s village practice Christianity they still take heed of the old stories.  It is into this life that young Vasha is born; her birth the dying wish of her enigmatic mother.  She grows up on the stories and has no need to believe in them because she can see the truth on her own.  Vasha is a wild girl, beloved by her family but never quite understood. “

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