The Girl in the Tower

The Girl in the Tower

Large Print - 2017
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"Katherine Arden’s enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family’s wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko—Frost, the winter demon from the stories—and together they saved her people from destruction. But Frost’s aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Now Vasilisa faces an impossible choice. Driven from her home by frightened villagers, the only options left for her are marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off astride her magnificent stallion Solovey. But after Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits, and she is reunited with her beloved sister and brother, who are now part of the Grand Prince’s inner circle. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, for if her deception were discovered it would have terrible consequences for herself and her family. Before she can untangle herself from Moscow’s intrigues—and as Frost provides counsel that may or may not be trustworthy—she will also confront an even graver threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself."--Online description.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432845308
Call Number: ARDEN
Characteristics: large print
577 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.
Russia -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Spirits -- Fiction.
Villages -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.


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May 22, 2018

Great book #2. Hate to wait until January 2019 for book #3 :(

TSCPL_Miranda Apr 15, 2018

As powerful and beautifully written as the first in the trilogy! Vasya's story kept me spellbound from start to finish. I can't wait to read the third installment later this year.

Apr 03, 2018

Great story! It can be read as a stand alone novel but best if one has first read "The Bear and and Nightingale", the authors' first book. The story takes place in a bitter cold winter in Russia. Vasilisa was forced to make choices that would take her on a perilous journey. Dressed as a boy, she put her family at risk while attempting to save them. Action packed and full of impossible situations, this book is a real page turner, a great adult fairy tale! Don't miss this one.

Jan 09, 2018

A great continuation of the series. I loved it! I highly recommend this series to people interested in fantasy or folk tales or even historical fiction. It's set in medieval Russia.


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