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%
mysterious 51%
dark 50%
tense 34%
inspiring 11%
sad 11%
challenging 9%
reflective 6%
hopeful 5%
informative 2%
funny 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 19%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 63% | Character: 20% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 64% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.37