Want a break from reality? We don't have a magic wand, but these fantasy fiction series – from Terry's Pratchett's Discworld to Katherine Arden's take on medieval Russia – will transport you to faraway lands.
In the third and final instalment of the Winternight Trilogy, Vasya finds herself caught in the middle of two worlds, the mortal and the magical, as she tries to protect not only the ones she loves, but all of Russia...
Join Vasya, the young and wild protagonist of the first book in The Winternight Trilogy, a magical tale of frost-demons and house-spirits, set in the icy kingdoms of northern Russia
The second book in The Bear and the Nightingale trilogy, taking us through medieval Russia as Vasya flees her home with her horse and takes off into the woods…
Designer David Grogan tells the story behind the cover for Katherine Arden's beautiful new book, The Bear and the Nightingale
Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrolment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to serving as a personal tour guide. After a year on the island, she moved to Briançon, France, and spent nine months teaching. She then returned to Maui, stayed for nearly a year, then left again to wander. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know. She is the author of The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. These novels make up the first two parts of The Winternight Trilogy.