The Bear and the Serpent by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Bear and the Serpent

Echoes of the Fall #2

Adrian Tchaikovsky

464 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 221 reviews

Moods

adventurous 96%
tense 34%
dark 31%
mysterious 31%
emotional 13%
inspiring 10%
sad 10%
challenging 6%
hopeful 6%
reflective 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 67%
slow 21%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 36% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 21%

Average rating

3.92

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