The Bear and the NightingaleBook - 2017 | First edition
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In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meani... Read More »
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“Nothing changes, Vasya. Things are, or they are not. Magic is forgetting that something ever was other than as you willed it.”
“It is time to put aside dreaming. Fairy tales are sweet on winter nights, nothing more.”
“If this is the last decision I can ever make, at least it is my decision."
“Wild birds die in cages.”
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A story about Russian folklore. A girl is born to a Russian landowner in the middle of winter and there is something special about her. A tomboy from an early age, she spends her first decade and a half figuring out who she really is and how to use her abilities, how to fight evil, and how to keep her family safe.
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