The Bear and the Nightingale
A NovelBook - 2017
"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay"-- Provided by publisher.
From Library Staff
A beautiful, dark fairy tale set in Rus (present day Russia) in about the 14th century, Vasilisa can see the spirits of hearth and forest. As religious fervor overcomes the town, with the introduction of a new priest, Vasilisa fits in even less, as she worries that the spirits that the villagers... Read More »
PimaLib_ChristineR Nov 09, 2018
Have you ever read a book you don't know much about, and reaching the end, realize it is a trilogy, and you hope you haven't read it too soon so you're forced to wait for the next book, because you really, just. Can. Not. Possibly. Wait? That was this book and I'm so glad I can drive right into t... Read More »
Try "The Bear and the Nightingale" while you're waiting for Bacigalupi's "The Tangled Lands."
Set in Russia.
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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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