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.
“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)
“[Katherine] Arden once again delivers an engaging fantasy that mixes Russian folklore and history with delightful worldbuilding and lively characters.”—Library Journal
“A compelling, fast-moving story that grounds fantasy elements in a fascinating period of Russian history.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[A] magical story set in an alluring Russia.”—Paste
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