Katherine Arden is the author of the national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. Born in Austin, Texas, she has studied Russian in Moscow, taught at a school in the French Alps, and worked on a farm in Hawaii. She currently lives in Vermont.
"[Katherine] Arden's gorgeous prose entwines political intrigue and feminist themes with magic and folklore to tell a tale both intimate and epic, featuring a heroine whose harrowing and wondrous journey culminates in an emotionally resonant finale."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Katherine Arden's Winternight Trilogy isn't just good--it's
reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better.
The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to
fourteenth-century Moscow, where old gods and new vie for the soul
of Russia and fate rests on a witch girl's slender shoulders.
Prepare to have your heart ripped out, loaned back to you full of
snow and magic, and ripped out some more."--Laini Taylor
"Luxuriously detailed yet briskly suspenseful . . . a striking
literary fantasy informed by Arden's deep knowledge."--Kirkus
Reviews (starred review)
"Visceral descriptions of battle, an atmospheric sense of place, and some truly heartbreaking moments of loss make this a gut-wrenching read, but there's ample hope and satisfaction to be found as Vasya chooses her own unique path to triumph."--Booklist "Exciting, moving, and beautifully written, this is a story readers will savor."--Library Reads