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Archives > The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden - Starting January 6th 2019

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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed--this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales.


Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen (ninetalevixen) I'd love to join you for this one!


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Jennifer Jones | 25 comments Excited to start this one!


Michelle Buvoir d'Encre | 175 comments I'll be there for The Girl in the Tower!!


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Yajahyra (ysarahy) | 43 comments This sounds interesting


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments Joining for Winter of the Witch! :)


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden
Part 1 (view spoiler)


Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen (ninetalevixen) The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden 19% - (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden
Part 2 (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden
Part 3 (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments Part 4 (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3163 comments Part 5 (view spoiler)


Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen (ninetalevixen) The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden 40% - (view spoiler)


Sanah Shabbir (szs_30) | 479 comments Up to Ch 5? (i'm audiobooking, so I don't remember where I stopped lol) (view spoiler)


Sanah Shabbir (szs_30) | 479 comments Up to Ch 13 (view spoiler)


Sanah Shabbir (szs_30) | 479 comments Up to Ch 17? (view spoiler)


Sanah Shabbir (szs_30) | 479 comments Finished (view spoiler)


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