The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Bear and the Nightingale

Winternight Trilogy #1

Katherine Arden

fiction fantasy historical adventurous emotional mysterious slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2017

Description

Katherine Arden's bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. "A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up."--Naomi N...
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Moods

adventurous 85%
mysterious 67%
dark 54%
emotional 38%
tense 24%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 10%
reflective 10%
sad 8%
challenging 7%
relaxing 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%

Pace

medium 47%
slow 45%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 33% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 63% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.09