Titles / The Bear and Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower and The Winter of the Witch
Author / Katherine Arden
Series / Winternight trilogy
Overall Rating / ★★★★
I know I’ve already done a full review for all three books in this trilogy, but I enjoyed these books so much I thought I’d do a 5 reasons to start this series style review, so here we go.
It is set in medieval Russia and is inspired by Russian folklore. The setting of this trilogy is one of my favourite things about it and the author does a great job at expanding it in each of the books.
If you enjoy fantasy books with a fairy tale feel to them, then you should definitely check these books out.
Each book is an atmospheric read with a compelling plot and great writing. The pacing is slow at times but I never felt it dragged.
Vasya is a great protagonist and all of the characters are well written. Their progression through the three books are so well done too.
Each book is as good, if not better, then the last and the concluding instalment ends the trilogy so well. I enjoyed every second of reading each of these books and once I started I didn’t want to put them down.