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The girl in the tower / Katherine Arden.

By: Arden, Katherine [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Arden, Katherine, Winternight trilogy: book 2.Edition: Large print edition.Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781785037610; 1432845306.Subject(s): Good and evil -- Fiction | Young women -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Spirits -- Fiction | Villages -- Fiction | Russia -- FictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Other classification: FIC019000 Summary: "The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home--but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege"--Summary: Vasilisa's gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko-- Frost, the winter demon. But Frost's aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Driven from her home, she faces an impossible choice: marriage or life in a convent. Instead she dresses herself as a boy and sets off astride her stallion Solovey. Prevailing in a skirmish with bandits, the Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, but soon she discovers a grave threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself.
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For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark- marriage or a life in a convent. Vasya will choose a third way- magic... <br> <br> The court of the Grand Prince of Moscow is plagued by power struggles and rumours of unrest. Meanwhile bandits roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.<br> <br> Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical...

"The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home--but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege"--

Vasilisa's gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko-- Frost, the winter demon. But Frost's aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Driven from her home, she faces an impossible choice: marriage or life in a convent. Instead she dresses herself as a boy and sets off astride her stallion Solovey. Prevailing in a skirmish with bandits, the Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, but soon she discovers a grave threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself.

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After the events of The Bear and the Night-ingale, Vasya has been driven from her village as an outcast and branded a witch. Instead of going to a convent or marrying against her will, she disguises herself as a boy and takes off on her stallion Solovey. Following a battle with bandits that catches the attention of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she is reunited with her sister Olga and brother Sasha. However, there is more intrigue and mystery in Moscow, as Vasya confronts not only a threat to her new home but also the knowledge that Morozko's (the frost king) interest in her and her psychic powers may not be as benevolent as once thought. -VERDICT Arden once again delivers an engaging fantasy that mixes Russian folklore and history with delightful worldbuilding and lively characters who are growing into the roles they are meant to play. [See Prepub Alert, 6/12/17.]-KC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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