Winternight trilogy, #1

The Bear and the Nightingale

Bok av Katherine Arden
Katherine Arden's bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. "A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up."-Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse's fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil. Then Vasya's widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya's stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village. But Vasya's stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village's defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed-to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse's most frightening tales. Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale "Arden's debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical."-The Washington Post "Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices."-The Christian Science Monitor "Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family."-Booklist (starred review) "An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic."-Robin Hobb
9781101885932
Välj utgåva
BEARNIGHTINGALE MREXPEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9780399593284
The Bear and the NightingaleEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9781101885956
The Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9781785031052
The Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9781785035234
The Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781785031045
The Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - Ljudbok
ISBN: 9781473529540
Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - E-bok
ISBN: 9781473528055
The Bear and The NightingaleEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781529100648
The Bear and the NightingaleEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781101885932
The Bear and the NightingaleEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781410496171
Bear and the NightingaleOkänt
ISBN: 9781101885949
Bear and The Nightingale : (Winternight Trilogy)Engelska - E-bok
ISBN: 9781473582231
I en by i utkanten av den ryska vildmarken, vid en stor mörk skog och med en nästan ständigt varande vinter, berättar Dunyashka om magi, folktro och Vinterkungen framför den öppna spisen för Vasilisa och hennes syskon. Men för den äventyrliga Vasya är det mer än bara sagor, hon kan se varelserna som skyddar deras hem och känna den mörka magin som växer sig allt starkare i skogen...

Ardens debut går inte att beskriva på något annat sätt än litterär magi. Den ryska folktron, kristendomens antågande, de komplexa karaktärerna, den modiga flickan, hatet, rädslan, kärleken. Vi kan höra den ryska vintervinden utanför fönstren samtidigt som vi nästan kan känna värmen från eldplatsen som skyddar mot den isande kylan när vi dras in i Ardens förtrollande värld.

Det här är den perfekta fantasyserien för kalla vinterkvällar och definitivt bland de bästa böckerna vi läst! Ett måste för alla!