BOOK TWO IN A TRILOGY: The Girl in the Tower is the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, Arden’s debut novel, published by Del Rey in January 2017
UNIVERSAL PRAISE for The Bear and the Nightingale: starred reviews from Publishers Weekly (“stunning…will enchant readers from the first page”), Booklist (“Beautifully written…utterly bewitching”), Kirkus (“sumptuous”) and Library Journal (“Fleet and gorgeous as the firebird, a highly recommended exemplar of literary fantasy”), as well as Naomi Novik, Tamora Pierce, Terry Brooks, Robin Hobb, and Todd McCaffrey
NEW VOICE: Just 29, Katherine has lived in Texas, Vermont, Hawaii, Paris, and Moscow, where she first fell in love with the Russian literature that inspired this novel. She holds a B.A. in Russian literature from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Advance praise for The Girl in the Tower
“Arden’s lush, lyrical writing cultivates an intoxicating, visceral atmosphere, and her marvelous sense of pacing carries the novel along at a propulsive clip. A masterfully told story of folklore, history, and magic with a spellbinding heroine at the heart of it all.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[A] sensual, beautifully written, and emotionally stirring fantasy…Fairy tales don’t get better than this.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale
“Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical.”—The Washington Post
“A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted
“Stunning…will enchant readers from the first page…with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.”—The Christian Science Monitor
“Utterly bewitching…an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters.”—Booklist (starred review)
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