The Bear and the Serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Bear and the Serpent

Echoes of the Fall #2

Adrian Tchaikovsky

544 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious slow-paced

Description

Maniye, child of Wolf and Tiger, has a new soul and a new shape. But as Champion of the Crown of the World, does she represent an opportunity for the North – or a threat? Travelling as a bodyguard to the Southern prince, with her warband of outcas...

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Community Reviews Summary of 263 reviews

Moods

adventurous 96%
mysterious 33%
tense 33%
dark 30%
emotional 13%
inspiring 10%
sad 10%
challenging 6%
hopeful 6%
reflective 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 20%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 61% | Plot: 34% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 20%

Average rating

3.92

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