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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, read by Kathleen Gati.

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 roam the countryside, burning the villages and kidnapping its daughters. Setting out to defeat the raiders, the Prince and his trusted companion come across a young man riding a magnificent horse.

Only Sasha, a priest with a warrior's training, recognises this 'boy' as his younger sister, thought to be dead or a witch by her village. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret, as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical....

©2018 Katherine Arden (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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good sequel

enjoyed the story. All the magic of the first book. but slightly spoiled by the delivery, which was Siri-esque

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As magical as the first

Richly woven narrative, compelling and complex characters and fascinating dip into Medieval Russia, I cannot recommend this series enough for snuggling down with of a cold winter's night.

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These are wonderful stories!

I love this book and the first in the series, more than anything I’ve heard recently. Everything about the novel and the audio performance was spellbinding. I’m waiting as patiently as I can for book three. The characters are so engaging and the descriptions are excellent. The story is thrilling. I have nothing negative, not even slightly, to say about it. I’m going to buy the books.

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Another magical wonder

I love Vasya and her continuing adventures. A magical wintery fairytale that grabs your heart.

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Incredible!

Katherine Arden brings her story to life! I loved the first book in the trilogy and after this book I am longing for the final book. I wish that these stories could go on and on. It really is a fairy tale that is able to capture the mind of an adult and sweep you away to another world. It was also special because my home in Europe surrounds me with cold, rain and snow.

I would advise the reader to start with the first book in the trilogy. Much thanks to the author Katherine Arden and the narrator, Kathleen Gati for these books. They will always remain top among my favourites.

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Wonderful

Loved the first book and this is an equally fine follow-up. Amazing narrator who really captures all the characters . Wonderful, rich fairy tale that also convincingly evokes a fascinating period of Russian history.

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loved it!

love this trilogy so far! don't want to wait until August for the final installment!!! would recommend for those who love grown up fairy tales

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  • Nichola
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I wished it would never end

Newly discovered for me, a stunning trilogy... how will I be able to wait a whole year for the final part?