In One Word

In One Word, The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden is…

winter of the witch


  • My love for this series meant I couldn’t wait long to get into the last book. Let’s see if this one can score the hat-trick.
  • And I knew that was coming. Didn’t stop it hurting, though, and that hurt is felt all the way through the book.
  • Got Hellfire stuck in my head because Konstantin is going full Frollo!
  • Not expecting him to turn up at all nor was I expecting the other surprise ally. This book has plenty of unexpected twists to keep you on your toes.
  • I like Olga and Sasha a lot – both are awesome in their own way. Even Konstantin had his moment.
  • Fabulous magical world that built up on established facts – Midnight is both beautiful and terrifying. I would love to go but, at the same, I’d be too scared to put a foot wrong.
  • I started this not long after watching The Long Night and I am getting serious deja vu.
  • Curious inversion of the usual connotations and the usual fairytale storyline.
  • Emphasis on the dangers of what using too much magic does to your sanity feels very real and very logical.
  • Nice character development from Vasya at the end and a lovely hopeful ending, rounding off the series perfectly.
  • The ending was based on true events? I’d better go look it up!

Goodreads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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