Greetings from a faraway land, a land that has been bereft of books ... until now. I haven't been able to write for a while, for various reasons personal and procrastination-ish, but this book has lingered in the back of my mind. Yes, I had committed to writing this review, but more importantly, I wanted to do it but I didn't get to it in a timely manner. And so I thought, "Maybe I'll reread the book to refresh my memory so I can write a proper review." Then, "I won't read any other books until I write this review."
Then life happened, health happened, and a few months later, nothing happened.
Until I decided to pick up another book and read.
I intentionally chose a book in a different genre, a lighter dose of realistic fiction to get me turning pages but that wouldn't mix too much with my memories of Vasya and medieval Russia. And it worked. I started reading without guilt, and I've now started writing bits and pieces again.
And because I have followed through in writing about a book a read several months ago, you'll know it's good.
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Read _ during the remnants of summer -- yet still, I shivered...
Political intrigue, complex relations,
and a dangerous masquerade ...
I read. Shivered. Went back to reread sections. Savored. But at some point, many months overdue, a review needs to be written.
The Girl in the Tower (Winternight #2) was a very welcome follow up to The Bear and the Nightingale, and, already, I can't wait for Vasya's story to conclude in The Winter of the Witch (forthcoming in January 2019). (Truly, does this series have to stop at 3?)