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The Bear and the Nightingale (Paperback)

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I read a few pages and then this shot straight to the top of my reading list! Katherine Arden has created a beautiful, fantastical version of historical Russia, weaving in the traditional folklore and legends of Russia with real historical figures. The characters were charming, and their dilemmas were powerful and affecting. I’ll be eagerly waiting for anything else Katherine Arden writes.

— Genevieve

January 2017 Indie Next List

“The Bear and the Nightingale is an enchanting mix of fairy tale, fantasy, and historical fiction set in medieval Russia. Nestled between the northern wilderness and civilization is a village where old and new traditions live side by side. Vasya, the last daughter of Pyotr and Marina, is born on the howling winds of autumn. Different from the others in her village, she is destined to be like her grandmother and is gifted with powers by birthright. As time goes by, Vasya is tested. Caught in the conflict between the old spirits and the new religion, Vasya must do everything in her power to save her family and village. Arden's novel is the rich, mesmerizing fairy tale you've been waiting for!”
— Jennifer Steele (E), Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

Product Details
ISBN: 9789571375502
ISBN-10: 9571375500
Publisher: Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
Language: Chinese
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