Reviews

  • "<b>A captivating folktale-inspired adventure</b> laden in mystery, magic and myth, it's the story of Vasya, <b>one of the punchiest heroines I've encountered this year</b>"

    THE POOL
  • "This is <b>a sumptuous and beautiful literary fairytale </b>taking inspiration from Russian myths and fairytales, about a woman challenging expected gender norms in her world."

    Stylist
  • "A <b>stunning </b>sequel to the darkly magical <i>The Bear and the Nightingale</i>.<b> </b>The <b>fierce, free-spirited heroine</b> of this <b>fabulous fable</b>, Vasya, rejects the usual choices of marriage or the convent and, following accusations of witchcraft, flees her small village of Lesnaya Zemlya in northernmost Russia with the intention of seeing the world. <b>Entirely enthralling</b>"

    S Magazine
  • "An enthralling sequel...this twist on a classic fairytale overflows with rich language. <b>The perfect wintry read. 5 Stars</b>"

    THE SUN