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The Winter of the Witch

A Novel
Auteur(s): Katherine Arden
Narrateur(s): Kathleen Gati
Durée: 14 h
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 évaluations)
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New York Times best seller 

Following their adventures in The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return in this stunning conclusion to the best-selling Winternight Trilogy, battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias, the seen and the unseen.

“A tale both intimate and epic, featuring a heroine whose harrowing and wondrous journey culminates in an emotionally resonant finale.” (Publishers Weekly)  

Reviewers called Katherine Arden’s novels The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower “lyrical”, “emotionally stirring”, and “utterly bewitching”.

The Winternight Trilogy introduced an unforgettable heroine, Vasilisa Petrovna, a girl determined to forge her own path in a world that would rather lock her away. Her gifts and her courage have drawn the attention of Morozko, the winter-king, but it is too soon to know if this connection will prove a blessing or a curse. 

Now, Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers - and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The grand prince is in a rage, choosing allies who will lead him on a path to war and ruin. A wicked demon returns, stronger than ever and determined to spread chaos. Caught at the center of the conflict is Vasya, who finds the fate of two worlds resting on her shoulders.

Her destiny uncertain, Vasya will uncover surprising truths about herself and her history as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all.

“Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy isn’t just good - it’s hug-to-your-chest, straight-to-the-favorites-shelf, reread-immediately good, and each book just gets better. The Winter of the Witch plunges us back to 14th-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

“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)

©2018 Katherine Arden (P)2018 Random House Audio

Ce que les critiques disent

“[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)  

“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)

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  • Au global
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  • Katherine
  • 2019-01-11

Amazing conclusion!

Though not my usual fare, this trilogy captured my imagination and held me in its thrall. What a wild, wonderful, mystical adventure. Vasya is everything I have ever wanted in a heroine, and I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to take this journey with her.

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  • Au global
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  • Sonya
  • 2019-02-16

Wonderful

I love this story. I wish it could go on forever. But this was a sad, yet beautiful ending to the trilogy. The narration as always was wonderful

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  • Au global
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  • Histoire
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  • Benjamin Cook
  • 2019-03-19

A rare perspective on myth

This is one of the most interesting takes on a mythology I've ever had the pleasure to encounter in a work of fiction. It's rare to see the relationship between organized religion and folk belief play out in a work like this, and even rarer to see the conflict handled with such grace and consideration.

No ideological villainy here. Just good storytelling.

  • Au global
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  • Rachael
  • 2019-03-19

Excellent close to the trillogy

It is clear that a lot of thoughtful work went into this book. I'm so sad to see this trilogy come to a close but at least it was done in a great way.

  • Au global
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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-13

Truly Magnificent

Katherine Arden is a remarkable and gifted storyteller. This trilogy moved me to tears and laughter many times; I have been captivated and enjoy listening to the books more than once. The story throughout is a perfect blend of history, fantasy, action, and romance. I loved following the characters throughout and witnessing their transformations, meeting new ones along the way, and being surprised at every turn. Congratulations, these books are works of art.

  • Au global
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  • DLRV
  • 2019-03-11

Best Series Yet

I have not quite finished the last novel of this series because, I don't want it to end. This series is absolutely captivating and it only gets better with the second and third book. The story line is wonderful and the narrator is spectacular in my opinion. Such a perfect combination. I hope Katherine Arden will write more novels similar to these.

  • Au global
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  • Aquakittie
  • 2019-03-07

Solid conclusion to the trilogy

I love how the author really brought to life this Russian fairytale with a sprinkling in of actual historical events in Russian history. (the battle at the end for one).

The concept of "midnight" and the coming and going and the important people Vasya meets there was really neat.

Would definitely recommend the trilogy as a whole.

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  • Heather Garrison
  • 2019-03-05

Fabulous ending to the teilogy

This entire trilogy was absolutely captivating! Granted, I am partial to Russian/Slavic mythologies and ancient religious practices, bit the character building, world building, and blend of fact and fiction was astoundingly brilliant!

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  • Debbie Horn
  • 2019-03-05

Wonderful but I liked the first two better

This is a wonderful series however the first book is my favorite. This one seemed as if she was moving somewhere specific and the actions seemed less organic. Still beautifully written and narrated.

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  • LCNanny
  • 2019-03-03

first third of book a struggle

the author seemed to struggle with her previous fluid style, and the first third is all over the place and hard to follow. Finally it begins to pull together. At the end of the 2nd book she explains that this series is written as an analogy to Russian turmoil of long ago; and it read as if she tried to take on too much