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The Bear and the Nightingale

(2017)
(The first book in the Winternight Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
A magical debut novel for listeners of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman's myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.

And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while Vasilisa's stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.

As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed - this in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse's most frightening tales.

Genre: Fantasy    

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Used availability for Katherine Arden's The Bear and the Nightingale

Hardback Editions

January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-104-X / 978-1-78503-104-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-4104-9617-1 / 978-1-4104-9617-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-101-88593-9 / 978-1-101-88593-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-105-8 / 978-1-78503-105-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-101-88595-5 / 978-1-101-88595-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale (Winternight Series)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 1-78503-523-1 / 978-1-78503-523-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bear & Nightingale Mrexp
Author(s): Katherine Arden
ISBN: 0-399-59328-4 / 978-0-399-59328-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Ex
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: Winternight, Book 1
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: Winternight, Book 1
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House Audio
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear and The Nightingale: (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Ebury Digital
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January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (Winternight Trilogy)
Author(s): Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey
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