Friday, October 11, 2019

Random Things Blog Tour - The Winter of the Witch

I want to thank Random Things Blog Tours, Katherine Arden and Ebury Publishing for allowing me to take part in a wonderful blog tour today.  Hope you enjoy!

TITLE: The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3)
AUTHOR: Katherine Arden
PUBLISHER: Del Ray (Ebury Publishing)
PUBLISHING DATE: October 3, 2019 (paperback)

FROM GOODREADS: Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers – and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune on her magic. 

Then a vengeful demon returns, stronger than ever. Determined to engulf the world in chaos, he finds allies among men and spirits. Mankind and magical creatures alike find their fates resting on Vasya's shoulders. 

But she may not be able to save them all.  

Let's get the obvious out of the way.  Is that not one of the prettiest covers ever?  I'd like to say that I'm not obsessed with covers but then really, aren't most of us.  I don't actually own any of the physical copies of this series but I can see myself venturing to Book Depository one day so I can possess this lovely one! 

So now that that's out of the way.  People who know me well know that I can be quickly sucked into the atmosphere of a book and this series has been all about the atmosphere for me. Yes, I love some action as well but I feel this series really has read like a beautifully written fairy tale - one I thoroughly enjoyed.  While I don't want to give a lot away about the plot, especially since is the third book and the conclusion of the series, I will say that I loved Vasya as a character.  Her character growth throughout the whole series culminates in this final installment and let me say, she will do whatever is necessary to keep those she loves safe and to protect her world. 

Anyone who loves fantasy and fairy tales really has to consider giving this series a try.  I believe each book has been better than the last which is a rare feat nowadays and Arden is an author I will be watching out for in the future.  She is well on her way to becoming a fave.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.



Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent her junior year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to serving as a personal tour guide. After a year on the island, she moved to Briançon, France, and spent nine months teaching. She then returned to Maui, stayed for nearly a year, then left again to wander. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know. She is the author of The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower. These novels make up the first two parts of The Winternight Trilogy.


  1. Thanks for the blog tour support Barb x

  2. This is a series I regret not starting, and I agree, those covers are so beautiful!

  3. great review. you definitely gave nothing away. lol happy shopping. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. I LOVED this so much on audio. 5 hearts from me. What a heart wrenching story.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. I saw that the narrator is Kathleen Gati and she is one of the most fun characters on General Hospital. I bet she does a great job!

  5. Yes, I loved this series so much when I read it and thought the finale was perfect! I actually really miss this world and of course Vasya. Great review!

    1. It is a very easy world to miss. Wonder what she'll write next?

  6. Oh yes, I'm definitely keen to see what this author does next and those covers are gorgeous aren't they.
    Lynn :D

  7. Oh my goodness, this is my favorite version of the cover! I loved this trilogy. 👍✨