Author Katherine Arden was born in Austin, Texas, spent her junior year in high school in Rennes France, lived and studied in Moscow, went to college in Vermont, worked every odd-job she could find for a year in Hawaii, taught in Briançon, France for nine months, and eventually settled down back in Vermont… for now. Katherine is the author of the Winternight Trilogy, which includes The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and her newest title The Winter of the Witch. Main character Vasilisa must flee for her life as her magic is wrongly blamed for the burning of Moscow. When a powerful demon returns, vowing to annihilate the entire world, mankind must look to Vasilisa in this final chapter in the Winternight Trilogy. Will her magic be enough to fight this vengeful spirit? Check out Christine's reviews below:
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A most wonderful adventure comes to an end in this final volume in the Winternight Trilogy. Vasya Petrovna has journeyed far and wide in the forests of Russia disguised as a boy. Vasya can see and speak with creatures that others no longer can – Domovoi, Chyerti, Lady Midnight, and so many others. This is a story on a grand scale with epic battles, betrayals, sacrifices, heartaches and the love of family. Katherine Arden has done an amazing job of weaving Russian folklore with real people, places and events. You can almost feel the cold of winter and the heat from the firebird. A great series to read while you curl up on the couch with your favorite hot beverage. -- Christine
What better place than Vermont for a spooky, scary story about secrets, promises, ghosts, hauntings and scarecrows? Ollie is twelve years old, smart and independent. One afternoon she comes upon a distraught woman by the river. Ollie tries to talk her out of throwing a book in the water, but the woman is adamant; Ollie snatches it from her and runs away. She begins to read the strange tale about a promise made with the “smiling man." On a school field trip to a local farm Ollie realizes that the woman she saw is the farm owner. Upon the return trip the bus breaks down. The bus driver warns of being out in large spaces when the evening mist comes, the same notation as in her book. Ollie decides to take her chances going through the woods. She is joined by two classmates. The three must work together to escape from servants of the smiling man. Will the power of friendship, fearlessness, and ingenuity be enough to save them and their classmates? And about that watch... The story is wonderfully written for all ages -- Christine