Katherine Arden

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A note to everyone who trips and falls upon my Goodreads page. First, welcome. Let us read and discuss all the books together. I review books I've read, everything gets five stars, if I didn't like it I don't put it up.

Second, Goodreads is wondrous, but contacting me through my Goodreads DMs is a good way to ensure a long wait for a reply. Your best bet is Twitter or Instagram (arden_katherine) on both.

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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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Katherine Arden As of January 2017--Book 3 of the Bear and the Nightingale books. Book 2 is in copyedits and book 3 is a lot of scribbles in a notebook!
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Book Review: Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett (aka the series opener to my favorite series)

Being a fan of Game of Kings—of any Dunnett novel—is a strange experience. The fandom is passionate, but of plenty of folks, understandably, don’t get what the fuss is about. Dunnett makes no concessions to readers. You have to think about what you are reading. With Dunnett, it’s important to consider the possibilities and implications of each interaction—which can take you out of the story.

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I always liked to write, but I didn't decide I wanted to be a novelist until I was 24, out of college. I wrote The Bear and the Nightingale, decided I liked it, and haven't stopped.
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I was a gigantic fan of Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen growing up, and so naturally I jumped on this fast, exciting read when it popped up somewhere in my timeline.

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Less raw, perhaps more polished than The Song of Achilles, although I did occasionally miss the raw emotion of that book. This one was deeply and delightfully fantastical, with its depictions of monsters and gods, and the prose was exquisite. But the ...more
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Stephen's intrigues take center stage Treason's Harbor, which I personally like, since I find Maturin's spying just as interesting as Aubrey's naval battles, but I think it's a matter of taste. O'Brien's sense of humor is, as always, a delight--the s ...more
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Another reread, these books just flow, one to the next, and reading them is soothing, not because any one book reaches new literary heights, but because the quality of the writing is so high and so consistent, because the characters are familiar enou ...more
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“All my life,” she said, “I have been told ‘go’ and ‘come.’ I am told how I will live, and I am told how I must die. I must be a man’s servant and a mare for his pleasure, or I must hide myself behind walls and surrender my flesh to a cold, silent god. I would walk into the jaws of hell itself, if it were a path of my own choosing. I would rather die tomorrow in the forest than live a hundred years of the life appointed me. Please. Please let me help you.”
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“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.”
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Witch. The word drifted across his mind. We call such women so, because we have no other name.”
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