The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale

Winternight Trilogy #1

Katherine Arden

fiction fantasy literary magical realism adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

323 pages | first published 2017

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At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her...
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Moods

adventurous 83%
mysterious 67%
dark 52%
emotional 36%
tense 24%
reflective 11%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 9%
sad 8%
challenging 6%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 46%
slow 45%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 33% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 79% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 9% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.09