“Every time you take one path, you must live with the memory of the other: of a life left unchosen. Decide as seems best, one course or the other; each way will have its bitter with its sweet.”
This sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale was completely enchanting. I would love to have Vasya as a friend, but I feel that she would be too busy for me. Between saving her sister and children, Moscow, and being friends with a frost demon, she doesn't have time for anything else.
This book has the perfect blend of magic, history and fantasy. The Russian historical fiction is mesmerizing. From the beginning to the end you will be caught up in Vasya's story, feeling her anger and crying when she cries. Go read it.