The Bear and the Nightingale
A NoveleBook - 2017
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multcolib_dianaa Mar 25, 2020
This historical fiction (which includes just the right amount of magic) is set in 14th century Russia and has at its center a most beguiling heroine. She's a bit wild and very kind, and this novel is irresistible. If you like it, it's the first in a trilogy so you'll have so much more of this sto... Read More »
multcolib_dianaa Jan 25, 2016
September was a tie. This was an absolute pleasure, a novel set in medieval Russia about an irresistible heroine with the ability to see spirits others can't and the trouble it gets her into. It's the perfect magical book to read on a snowy day, and lucky for you, it comes out in January, so I al... Read More »
This historical fiction (which includes just the right amount of magic) is set in 14th century Russia and has at its center a most beguiling heroine. She's a bit wild and very kind, and this novel is irresistible.
multcolib_dianaa Dec 03, 2013
This is set in 14th century Russia, and it's historical fiction and fairy tale all mixed up, with a wonderful heroine at its center. She’s brave, energetic and kind, and has inherited her grandmother’s gift of being able to see all the creatures out of Russian folklore that are invisible to the ... Read More »
multcolib_susannel Feb 19, 2017
Vasilisa is not afraid of the dark forest that surrounds her village- only of the dark haired shadowman who lurks there..
Inspired by Russian Folklore.
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“Nothing changes, Vasya. Things are, or they are not. Magic is forgetting that something ever was other than as you willed it.”
“It is time to put aside dreaming. Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more.”
“If this is the last decision I can ever make, at least it is my decision."
“Wild birds die in cages.”
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A story about Russian folklore. A girl is born to a Russian landowner in the middle of winter and there is something special about her. A tomboy from an early age, she spends her first decade and a half figuring out who she really is and how to use her abilities, how to fight evil, and how to keep her family safe.
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