Can’t Wait Wednesday: 11 October 2017
Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden
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…
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.
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…
Why I Can’t Wait:
The Bear and the Nightingale is one of my favourite books I’ve read in 2017 so I can’t wait for this sequel. I’m lucky enough to have received an ARC but I want to reread the first book before starting so I fully appreciate it. I love anything set in Russia and these have a magical and lyrical writing style that I would definitely recommend.
Release Date: 25 January 2018