The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

The Girl in the Tower

Winternight Trilogy #2

Katherine Arden

fiction fantasy historical adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

364 pages | first published 2017

Description

For 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 roa...
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Moods

adventurous 96%
emotional 54%
dark 51%
mysterious 51%
tense 35%
inspiring 11%
sad 11%
challenging 9%
hopeful 6%
reflective 6%
informative 2%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 19%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 21% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.36