So excited that an ARC of The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden has been dispatched today! Book three of the Winternight Trilogy.
I love Vasilisa Petrovna – firey, alien and other – the phoenix dominating that cover. I adore Arden’s writing, her Russian folklore, the historical authenticity. And Morozko. And Solovey. It is a wonderful balance of myth and history, fantasy and authenticity, fire and ice…. It does gnaw at me heart, though: how long can a relationship between fire and ice sustain itself?
And now, a single day later, it arrives! Just look how gorgeous it is!
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I’ve received a number of self-published authors seeking reviews recently which is wonderful and flattering – and to all you guys and girls, folks and folx, I am sorry. August and September are busy and I do tend to set those months aside for the Man Booker Longlist…. But I really appreciate every request!