The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1)

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts gro NATIONAL BESTSELLER A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night ...

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Title:The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1)
Author:Katherine Arden
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Bear and the Nightingale
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:323 pages pages

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) Reviews

  • karen
    Jun 03, 2016
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best fantasy AND debut goodreads author! what will happen? this is a stunning debut that perfectly mimics the tone of a classic fairytale, but breathes new and exciting life into the familiar themes with lyrical writing, strong characte...
  • Cheri
    Dec 06, 2016
    !! NOW AVAILABLE !! In northern Rus? the family of Pyotr Vladimirovich are waiting out the last days and nights of winter, with rapidly dwindling food supplies gathered before the winter snows began. Marina, his wife, tells him that she is with child. Pyotr is not happy, fea...
  • Elyse
    Nov 17, 2016
    Wow.....*Stunning*!!!! Katherine Arden's lush and lovely debut novel deftly transports us to Russia in the 14th century with incredible lyricism- scents-sounds-vivid beauty-subtle intrigue- and gorgeous Russian folklore. At the start Marina is frail and weak. She has 4 children an...
  • Mischenko
    Feb 03, 2017
    To see this review and Q&A with the author, please visit www.readrantrockandroll.com Words cannot describe how much I cherish this book. The characters were described so well and the story was absolutely fantastic and so magical. ??? Certain parts of the story felt so ...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    May 15, 2017
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars "Am I a child? Always someone else must decide for me. But this I will decide for myself." The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully atmospheric story with a definite origin in the Slavic folktales. From the very beginning, we can feel how the story t...
  • Melanie
    Jul 25, 2017
    ?Tell the story of Frost, Dunyashka. Tell us of the frost-demon, the winter-king Karachun.? This book is magical. This book is whimsical. This book is one of the best things I?ve read in my entire life. I loved this with every bone, every red blood cell, every molecule i...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 21, 2016
    Medieval Russia, though it is called only Rus, Russia not yet an entity, the fourteenth century, and a young woman who has inherited the sight of her Royal ancestor. Exquisitely written, brilliant and evocative imagery, fully fleshed characters and a fantastic rendering of the history ...
  • Emily May
    Dec 29, 2016
    A beautiful, pastoral fairy tale set in a fantasy version of medieval Russia. Narrated in lyrical prose and third-person past tense, Arden weaves a tale no less compelling for its slow, gradual development. Like all the best fairy tales, the author draws on the setting - a village ...
  • James
    Apr 04, 2017
    3 out of 5 stars to The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden, the first in a fantasy and historical fiction series about Russian fairy tales. Why This Book I ordered this online many months ago based on the description I'd read in Goodreads. Then a friend of mine, Valeri...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Dec 14, 2016
    4.5 stars! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: In the northern lands of medieval Rus?, a daughter is born to Pyotr Vladimirovich, a boyar, lord over many lands, and his wife Marina, who dies in childbirth. But Marina, daughter of the Grand Prince of Moscow and a mysterious,...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Mar 07, 2016
    12/30/17 - TODAY ONLY! ON SALE for $2.99: http://amzn.to/2EiufLU Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 3.5 stars I added another new bookshelf to Goodreads: religious nutters I preface my review with that statement, b/c it's important that you know exactly how off-putting I find...
  • Karen
    Dec 11, 2016
    I finished this book just now on the day we got our first snowstorm here in southeast Michigan. A fitting day to read this book. I was swept away to Midevil Russia where it seemed to be always cold and snowy, and to the world of magical creatures and forests, just a great atmospheric ...
  • Maureen
    Oct 31, 2016
    Magical is the word that best describes this unusual tale, in every sense. I have to say that I've not read anything quite like this one, but believe me, that IS meant as a compliment. It transports the reader back to medieval Russia, to a place thick with forests and deep crisp gli...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jan 03, 2018
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  • Lola
    Dec 11, 2017
    This is the perfect book to read during wintertime, when there is snow falling from the sky and everything feels like magic. Because this is such a magical and atmospheric book. I am glad the sequel just came out, since I could not see myself reading it under different weather condi...
  • Candace
    May 28, 2017
    Hmm... I'm at a loss with this one. I can't say that I loved it, but I didn't dislike it either. I feel like I'm missing something. This is a story that I should probably go back and re-read at a time when I can give it my full attention...but I didn't feel a strong enough connection t...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 01, 2017
    Very unpopular opinion time because it seems everyone in the world loves this book :-/ I liked certain things about the book but overall it wasn't for me. Don't know if it was the book or my mood but I'm glad there are so many people loving it. I liked the characters enough and ...
  • Robin Hobb
    Jul 29, 2015
    Just finished reading an ARC of this forthcoming book. You will have to wait until 201 to get your hands on it. First, a metaphor. Have you ever been about to eat something, thinking it's flavored with vanilla and cinnamon? Then you bite into it and discover ginger and nutmeg (also ...
  • Philip
    Dec 19, 2016
    4ish stars. I was ready to write this off pretty early. The first 25% or so gave me nightmare flashbacks to reading Uprooted (don't judge) and I was about to toss this on my "not for me" shelf and be done with it. Gladly the remaining 75% did a great job of changing my mind. Whi...
  • Paromjit
    Dec 08, 2016
    This is an atmospheric and intoxicating read that draws on history and Russian fairytales. Set in medieval times, it charts the origins of Vasya's birth and her mother's determination to have a daughter endowed with her grandmother's powers despite it meaning her death in childbirth. T...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    May 25, 2017
    This was another fantasy novel that I thought was absolutely wonderful! I definitely lost myself in this richly entertaining Russian folklore tale. I was extremely excited to read this one after seeing some early reviews of this book and I was not disappointed! I totally loved th...
  • Hannah
    Nov 17, 2016
    Do you know that fuzzy feeling when you find a book with a world so immersive that you don't want it to ever end? This was a book like that for me. I absolutely adored it - and I am not quite sure if this review will at all be coherent, but I'll try my best. This was a book that I w...
  • Orient
    Jan 25, 2018
    Wow, what a book. I was first recommended this book by a GR friend Evelina a while ago, but for some unknown and spoiled reason I put this book aside. What a loss, I should have swallowed this read sooner! So a great thanks goes to my BR heartsister Emelia for reminding to read th...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Oct 06, 2017
    4 Stars ?I gave everything for you, Vasilisa Petrovna.? ?Not everything,? said Vasya. ?Since clearly your pride is intact, as well as your illusions.? Borrowing heavily from Russia for its winter setting and mythology, this debut focuses on Vasya, and her ability...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jun 25, 2018
    ?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 in...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Oct 30, 2017
    ??Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more.?? Russian fairy tales are unlike any others, in my opinion.They are not simple, ??happily-ever-after?? myths, but wonderfully detailed glimpses in the daily lives of people born in times gone-by and tales that...
  • Sam
    Jan 12, 2017
    This is a book that perfectly fits its publication date for a New York based reader: The Bear and the Nightingale is a richly imagined novel, incredibly atmospheric, a work of historical fiction with hints of the fantastical set against the midwinter snows of rural, medieval Rus, and i...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    Jun 04, 2018
    Set in a Fantasy-esque Medieval Russia with Russian folklore, this was supposed to be my jam. It should have been. It started out well and somewhere down the line, in the last third part of the book particularly, I... simply lost interest. Oh, well. ...
  • Miranda Reads
    Apr 07, 2018
    Haunting. Riveting. Entrancing. This is the sort of book that sweeps you on a journey . "I want to save you, Vasilisa Petrovna," he said. "I will save you all. There are dark forces that you do not understand." To his surprise, and perhaps to her, she laughed. Vasilisa "Va...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
    Aug 27, 2017
    Ahhh, it's only $1.99 right now. Go get it, quick! (May 17, 2018 US Amazon) So, there are tons of reviews for this already. I guess here is another one. It?s hard to believe this was the author?s debut because this was an exceptional book. The story takes place in a re-imagined ...