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Book Thoughts: The Winter of the Witch (Katherine Arden)

Arden, Katherine - Winternight Trilogy 3 The Winter of the Witch

★★★★★★☆

Title: The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3)
Author: Katherine Arden
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy Pages: 354
First published: 2019
Edition: Hardback, published in 2019 by Del Rey

With an uncertain destiny ahead of her, Vasya learns surprising truths of her past as she desperately tries to save Russia, Morozko, and the magical world she treasures. But she may not be able to save them all..

What a delight this series has been and this third and final book did it justice.

In the course of the three books Katherine Arden’s story telling has been stellar and very consistent, but I feel the writing in this final book was the best. I loved the direction in which she took this story. It was dark in places and there were deaths that broke my heart, but there was enought light to not be too heavy.

The atmosphere throughout this book was incredible, even if maybe I wished Midnight had been described a little more.

All I can say is that I love this world that Arden has created. The characters were wonderfully human and we are made to see that good and evil are not always black and white. I loved Vasya’s story, her struggles and her dilemmas. Her choices were not always the right ones, but they were understandable. Her strength of character make her a wonderful heroine.

I really enjoyed the ending of this book, but also that not everything was resolved. It did not need to be.

This is definitely a trilogy I will read again in the future.

6 out of 7 stars

 

 

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