This is the second book of The Winternight Trilogy. These books are absolutely stunning in both cover and content. I love that the author stayed as true to the time period as she could with magic involved. The use of Russian folktales is well executed. Vasya has a lot of good character development in book one and this book she is mostly figuring things out for her own future. The story-line gets darker and more intense as she finds herself in danger again. She gets a lot of help along the way since she has her magical horse, Solovey, a frost demon, Morozko, and other spirits when things get rough. I like the romance between Vasya and Morozko. It is not quite as in-your-face as other romances tend to be.