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Favorite book of the year

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I loved Katherine Arden's "The Bear and The Nightingale," the first book of this trilogy, and I enjoyed "The Girl in the Tower" even more.

Like the first book, this one is full of magic, haunting, richly vivid and fleshed out with fascinating historical detail. However, in this second book, there's less of the frustrating Father Konstantin, and more of Vasya's thrilling adventures (more Morozko too!). We get more details on Vasya's family history of "the sight," and learn more about the history and origin of the magic and characters of the "older pagan world" - Morozko, the Chyerti, Solovey, and more.

Spell-binding and beautifully written, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a snowy winter evening.