The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

I can’t believe this excellent story is a debut novel. Old Nurse tells the children a story of The Wicked Stepmom [tm] who sends her beautiful step daughter to marry Lord Frost. Stepdaughter comes home with a chest of gold. Stepmom sends daughter. Daughter comes home frozen to death. Then the children’s mom dies after … More The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden