Book Review – The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

girl in the towerFor 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…


gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg 5/5 Stars

Such a glorious book, just as stunning as the first. I just canโ€™t wait until August for the next one!! ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ

I love Vasya and Morozko so much. And Sasha and Dmitri too, though much less. Itโ€™s hard to discuss what I loved about this book without massive spoilers but even when I was hating certain characters and their actions, I loved where it was taking the story. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Sorry it’s a short and sweet one, but I don’t want to ruin anything from the first book, if you’ve not read it (if you haven’t, you should!)

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