The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and The Nightingale

By Katherine Arden

  • Release Date: 2017-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 5
From 11 Ratings
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** Voted Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2017 **

'Frost-demons have no interest in mortal girls wed to mortal men. In the stories, they only come for the wild maiden.'

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church.

But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods...

Atmospheric and enchanting, with an engrossing adventure at its core, The Bear and the Nightingale is perfect for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman.


  • Captivating historical mythological tale

    By SueC&Flo
    It starts slow and draws you in, fills you with unfolding dread so you have to put it down. The magic of a mythological tale, that feels like history it evokes the atmosphere of a earlier time. Give it your time it will keep you pondering even when you've finished reading.