The Winter of the Witch {download read online} By Katherine Arden


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    There are seven wonders in the world and this book is all of them The experience of reading The Winter of the Witc

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    “Beware the forest” she added following Vasya to the door “It does not take kindly to strangers” It's over 😔 But it was most definitely a beautiful and fitting endingI've owned this book since it released on January 8 but I've been reluctant to start it Partly because it was the final book and partly because I was worried it wouldn't be as good as I'd been hoping it would be But Arden didn't let me

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    ARC given to me by my amazingly kind friend who I don't deserve but who has made my entire year Lilly at Lair of Books1 The Bear and the Nightingale ★★★★★2 The Girl in the Tower ★★★★★ “I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter died at my own choosing and wept for a nightingale Now I am beyond prophecy” This is a hard revi

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    She bent forward to breathe into his ear Never give me ordersCommand me then he whispered back The words went through her like wine Moscow is beset with danger and Vasya has only made it worse Her betrayal of the crown prince is still rocking the country and there are many waiting in the wings to take advantage And yet in many wa

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    I learned an important life lesson from this trilogy If a fanatic priest ever comes to your home causing trouble and a cannibalistic lake spirit helpfully offers to eat him JUST LET HER DO ITI still remember rea

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    You know that feeling when you find a book that speaks to some deep part of your soul and you just want to shout THIS is why I readT

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    This is possibly a perfect book for me A perfect finale certainly I wrote down so many uotes and I rarely care for uotes This was the perfect culmination of so many threads and how finales should be done Loss lear

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    it has been said that those who do not believe in magic will never find it and this book is physical proof that magic does exist every page every word every letter made its way into my heart which began to beat in a steady and strong rhythm of “i believe i believe i believe” this story this trilogy has woven itself into the ve

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    ALL THE STARS AND MORE Russian firebirdReview first posted on Fantasy LiteratureMedieval Russia comes to life in K

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    ‘’Yesterday she saved your life slew a wicked magician set fire to Moscow and then saved it all in a single night Do you think she will consent to disappear for the price of a dowry for any price? Do you know my sister?’’ It is seldom that the third book of a trilogy ends up being the finest However this is exactly what happened with The Winter of the Witch The final installment of a saga created with absolute

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The Winter of the Witch

Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Winternight Trilogy battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias the seen and the unseen Now Moscow has been struck by disaster Its people are searching for answers and for someone to blame Vasya finds herself alone beset on all sides The Grand Prince is in a rage choosing allies that will lea. ARC given to me by my amazingly kind friend who I don t deserve but who has made my entire year Lilly at Lair of Books1 The Bear and the Nightingale 2 The Girl in the Tower I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter died at my own choosing and wept for a nightingale Now I am beyond prophecy This is a hard review for me to write because I think my heart doesn t want to admit that this series is finally over But it is and this concluding book was everything I wanted I cried I felt gutted I got my heart broken but somehow Katherine Arden healed the pieces back together Where do I even begin to tell you what this story is about without spoiling anything with a review about the final book This is a book about the bonds of family blood and found and doing whatever it takes to protect the ones you love This is a book about religion and the beautiful and terrible things people are willing to do in the name of it This is a book about all the different pieces that make a person and how it is okay to love them all even if others won t But this is ultimately a book about a girl becoming the hero of her own story every single time no matter who or what tries to block her path There are no monsters in the world and no saints Only infinite shades woven into the same tapestry light and dark But I suppose The Bear and the Nightingale is a Russian inspired fantasy that stars a family living on the edge of the unforgiving Russian wilderness And our main character grew up on fairy tales but always hungered for And she soon realizes that maybe there was some truth in those tales and she encounters a frost demon named Morozko who makes magic a reality before her very eyes This story picks up right after the events of The Girl in the Tower in Moscow and Konstantin Nikonvich s vengeance knows no bounds And a bear demon named Medved is happy to aid with the chaos in any way they possibly can We also get to see Marya Olga Sasha and Dmitrii on very different journeys through this pain and heartbreak But we also get to see Vasya learn new things about herself and her ancestors while even venturing into a new land unlike any other And I truly think this concluding novel was damn close to perfection You denied both the winter king and his brother didn t you You made yourself a third power in their war Following Vasya seeing her go to battle for Russia go to battle for her family go to battle for herself has been a journey like none other that I ve ever experienced while reading Katherine Arden pulls from a lot of historical events and themes but I m convinced that this eual parts harrowing and heartening fairytale that she crafted is the real timeline that happened I ll be completely honest this is a hard review to write and not because it s the last book in a series but because I am in awe of what a damn masterpiece this entire story is It doesn t even feel real that I have this story in my hands that I get to read it I get to love it I get to experience this beautiful tale that feels so whimsical but so real The actual blessings Magic is forgetting the world was ever other than as you willed it Overall this is just one of my favorite trilogies of all time and I think it always will be This story just truly has every element that I m in love with in literature lyrical writing winter setting fae folks of all varieties strong sibling bonds heart wrenching romance and girls becoming the hero of their story Katherine Arden and this trilogy is a gift from a higher power and I can t wait to see what she does next Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationContent and trigger warnings for talk of death during childbirth graphic animal death graphic torture graphic violence sexual assault unwanted touching threat of rape death murder blood depictions slavery captivity and war themesBuddy read with Sissi Lily Hanaa Lilly

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H “Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good it’s hug to your chest straight to the favorites shelf reread immediately good and each book just gets better The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to fourteenth century Moscow where old gods and new vie for the soul of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl’s slender shoulders Prepare to have your heart ripped out loaned back to you full of snow and magic and ripped out some ” Laini Taylor. ALL THE STARS AND MORE Russian firebirdReview first posted on Fantasy LiteratureMedieval Russia comes to life in Katherine Arden s WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY which began in Lesnaya Zemlya a small village in northern Rus in The Bear and the Nightingale and continued in The Girl in the Tower Vasilisa Vasya is a young woman with the rare ability to see and speak with the natural spirits or chyerti of the hearth stables and lands and waters of Rus Vasya has gained the attention and respect of the winter king Morozko god of death who has helped her along the way as she fought and bound the demonic Bear traveled from Lesnaya Zemlya to Moscow and undertook a dangerous masuerade as a boy while fighting to protect Moscow and her family from both an evil sorcerer and the Mongol invaders The Winter of the Witch begins in the aftermath of a huge fire that burned much of Moscow The distraught people of Moscow are whipped into a rage by Vasya s nemesis the priest Konstantin who blames Vasya for the fire with some justice Vasya is captured by a mob and nearly burned to death as a witch Though she escapes a tragic loss leaves her reeling and now a terrible price has been paid on her behalf The Bear is on the loose again pulling Konstantin into his plans for war and chaos and Morozko has disappeared into some hidden prison The vast Tatar armies the Golden Horde are still on the move against Moscow and Vasya has perilous journeys to make through magical midnight lands as she tries to save her country and the humans and spirits that she loves Vasya has gained in personal strength and magical power from her beginnings in the village of Lesnaya Zemlya but she still makes some serious mistakes along the wayIn the WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY Arden has proved herself particularly adept at weaving together folklore and actual history The Winter of the Witch focuses on the events leading up to the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380 but puts a fantastical spin on it As the country lurches toward war Vasya is guided into the midnight realm of Polunochnitsa or Lady Midnight where she meets not only one of her ancestors a famous Russian folklore character in her own right but the mythical firebird Pozhar whose other form is a golden mare and a delightfully opinionated mushroom spirit that Vasya called Ded Grib Grandfather Mushroom Pozhar and Ded Grib represent the high and the lowly among the chyerti whom Vasya is trying to protect along with the humans who inhabit Russia Even Medved the fearsome Bear who played such a terrifying role in The Bear and the Nightingale becomes understandable and sympathetic or at least much entertaining as a character It s a nice reminder that even villains have some positive characteristicsHe spoke of Russia Not of Muscovy or Tver or Vladimir the principalities of the sons of Kiev but of Russia itself of its skies and its soil its people and its prideShe listened in rapt silence eyes vast and filled like cups with shadow That is what we are fighting for said Sasha Not for Moscow or even Dmitrii not for the sake of any of her suabbling princes But for the land that bore us man and devil alike The tensions between Christianity and the old pagan ways humans vs chyerti are ultimately resolved in a way that I hadn t expected but that I found profoundly moving and Arden s writing style is entrancing The Winter of the Witch is not just the coming of age story of a girl with magical powers or a romance though it has both of those elements it deals with larger themes like love of country individual worth self sacrifice and cooperation with those who are different The WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY was a wonderful series from beginning to end and I give it my highest recommendation I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for review Thank you so muchInitial update Five stars SO so good Amazing wrap up to this fantasy trilogy set in medieval Russia I love how this weaves Russian folklore into actual history and deals with larger themes like love of countryPlus it made me cryIf you haven t read this trilogy yet I highly recommend itInitial post YES I finally got the ARC of this last book in this trilogy which began with The Bear and the Nightingale Now can I keep my hands off it for a couple of weeks while I read a few other books in my urgent TBR pile We ll see Content notes a fair amount of gritty violence and a non explicit sex scene

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D him on a path to war and ruin A wicked demon returns stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders Her destiny uncertain Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia Morozko and the magical world she treasures But she may not be able to save them allAdvance praise for The Winter of the Witc. She bent forward to breathe into his ear Never give me ordersCommand me then he whispered back The words went through her like wine Moscow is beset with danger and Vasya has only made it worse Her betrayal of the crown prince is still rocking the country and there are many waiting in the wings to take advantage And yet in many ways her life has become so much than what it was I am a witch said Vasya Blood was running down her hand now spoiling her grip I have plucked snowdrops at Midwinter died at my own choosing and wept for a nightingale Now I am beyond prophecy The Grand Prince through his rage has been manipulated onto a path that surely would bring the end to an eraA demon who delights in chaos has set his sights on Vasya s beloved Moscow Magic makes men mad They forget what is real because too much is possible A priest whose beautiful exterior hides a rotten core has almost completed his vendetta against VasyaAnd Vasya the obstinate headstrong girl must balance the two worlds The Modern Era and the Old World are crashing into each other and it appears as if only one will surviveWill Vasya save her human family or the wondrous and terrifying Russian spirits Will she even be able to save herself A truly satisfying end to a splendid series I am just in love with the beauty of this series So many times I would reread passages to experience the joy excitement and wonderI especially loved Vasya s development throughout the series Maybe it s just me but I ve gotten used to the YA heroine development aka we start off meek and mildthen 25 chapters later the main character becomes a complete badassI loved how Vasya has always had that underlying spunk but that has changed from a little spark to an inferno to a comfortable fireplace The way her character changed throughout the books was so well done I cannot remember when the changes happened only that the girl we started the series with is certainly not the same one we have at the endAlso as a side note I am really feeling the magic in the series It has an ethereal uality to it that I really can t put my finger on Magic is forgetting the world was ever other than as you willed it I like how the magic system was never completely laid out it s mysterious and unpredictable and it worked perfectly in Arden s world I loved all of the little spirits especially the ornery little mushroom spirit Vasya befriends The mushroom spirit was suddenly fierce He is not to kick over any of my mushroomsThat depends said the Bear pointedly If my brave mistress does not give me something better to do than run to and fro in the dark I will happily kick over all your mushrooms And the plot It s hard to explain the feeling I get when I read one of these books but the best way I could describe it isthis is a not a story but a journeyYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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  • The Winter of the Witch
  • Katherine Arden
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781101886007

About the Author: Katherine Arden

A note to everyone who trips and falls upon my Goodreads page First welcome Let us read and discuss all the books together Second Goodreads is wondrous but contacting me through my Goodreads DMs is a good way to ensure a long wait for a reply Your best bet is Twitter or Instagram ardenkatherine on both Happy reading Born in Texas Katherine studied French and Russian at Middlebury Coll