This was an excellent follow up to the first book, The Bear and The Nightingale. I liked it just as much, or maybe better! I really missed Alyosha, but Sasha is a more than fair replacement. Everyone deserves an older brother like Sasha. There was more of Vasya in this one, which I was excited to see. Nothing stands in her way when she wants to do something, and sometimes this can cause consequences. It all makes her appear more human, though. The sibling bond between her, Sasha, and Olga felt perfectly real. I oved them! My main pet peeve was that there wasn't enough of the Frost Demon. I want to know more about Morozko because he is amazing! The writing, setting, and action were all on point! I can't wait for the next book!