The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden @arden_katherine @EburyPublishing @annecater #TheWinterOfTheWitch #bookreview #historicalfantasy

the winter of the witch

The Winter of the Witch written by Katherine Arden, publisher Del Rey, is available NOW in ebook, audiobook, hardback and paperback format.

The hardback and paperback are available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, Foyles and amazon.

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Book Blurb

One girl can make a difference…

Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic.

Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya’s shoulders.

But she may not be able to save them all.

Winter of the Witch BT Poster

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the paperback launch of the final instalment in The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden: The Winter of the Witch.

Before my review I’d first like to give praise to the stunning book covers of all three novels in the trilogy.  I was initially drawn to the cover of book one before I even read the synopsis and I’m so glad I took a chance on a genre that I don’t regularly read.  The book covers are stunning but inside is a beautifully written story.

The author Katherine Arden has written a vivid trilogy that opens your eyes to a world of magic, myth, light and darkness.  A world that has wonder, a world that loves devotedly but also a world that suffers grief.

I don’t read many fantasy novels but back in 2017 when I read The Bear and The Nightingale (Book One in the trilogy) I became enchanted with this story and with each new instalment I’ve been eager to read on.  You can catch up with my reviews of Book One here and of Book Two here

The Winter of The Witch carries on from book two and Moscow is in flames and all eyes are on one young girl that has extra-ordinary bravery and powers; Vasya.  However, Vasya is now fighting for her own survival, she must escape and regain her strength before she can help those she loves dearly; her family and her Moscow.

There are moments in this story that will take your breath away with the tenderness of love.  But then your heart will be racing with the dramatic scenes of battle unfolding.

I would highly recommend readers to open their hearts and minds to a historical trilogy with a difference.  The mythical, ethereal beauty to this story will bewitch you.

Katherine Arden has skilfully written a beautiful fairy-tale retelling of a pivotal moment in Russia’s history.  I still stand by my words in my review of book one that The Winternight Trilogy would look impressive with a big movie budget bringing all the characters and creatures to life, a blockbuster in the making.

About the Author

Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrolment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to serving as a personal tour guide. After a year on the island, she moved to Briançon, France, and spent nine months teaching. She then returned to Maui, stayed for nearly a year, then left again to wander. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know. She is the author of The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. These novels make up the first two parts of The Winternight Trilogy.

Twitter: @arden_katherine



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