• L'hiver de la sorcière Nouv.

    Moscou se relève difficilement d'un terrible incendie. Le grand-prince est fou de rage et les habitants exigent des explications. Ils cherchent, surtout, quelqu'un sur qui rejeter la faute. Vassia, avec ses étranges pouvoirs, fait une coupable idéale. Parviendra-t-elle à échapper à la fureur populaire, aiguillonnée par père Konstantin ? Saura-t-elle prévenir les conflits qui s'annoncent ? Arrivera-t-elle à réconcilier le monde des humains et celui des créatures magiques ? Les défis qui attendent la jeune fille sont nombreux, d'autant qu'une autre menace, bien plus inquiétante, se profile aux frontières de la Rus'.

    L'hiver de la sorcière est la conclusion magistrale de la « Trilogie d'une nuit d'hiver ». On y retrouve la poésie, la magie et la sombre cruauté des contes russes qui ont fait le succès de la série dans le monde entier.

  • La cour du grand-prince, à Moscou, est gangrenée par les luttes de pouvoir. Pendant ce temps, dans les campagnes, d'invisibles bandits incendient les villages, tuent les paysans et kidnappent les fillettes. Le prince Dimitri Ivanovitch n'a donc d'autre choix que de partir à leur recherche s'il ne veut pas que son peuple finisse par se rebeller. En chemin, sa troupe croise un mystérieux jeune homme chevauchant un cheval digne d'un noble seigneur. Le seul à reconnaître le garçon est un prêtre, Sacha. Et il ne peut révéler ce qu'il sait : le cavalier n'est autre que sa plus jeune soeur, qu'il a quittée il y a des années alors qu'elle n'était encore qu'une fillette, Vassia.

    La fille dans la tour est le deuxième tome de la « Trilogie d'une nuit d'hiver », mais peut se lire indépendamment. On y retrouve toute la poésie et la sombre cruauté des contes russes qui ont fait le succès de L'Ours et le Rossignol.

  • Au plus froid de l'hiver, Vassia adore par-dessus tout écouter, avec ses frères et sa soeur, les contes de Dounia, la vieille servante. Et plus particulièrement celui de Gel, ou Morozko, le démon aux yeux bleus, le roi de l'hiver. Mais, pour Vassia, ces histoires sont bien plus que cela. En effet, elle est la seule de la fratrie à voir les esprits protecteurs de la maison, à entendre l'appel insistant des sombres forces nichées au plus profond de la forêt. Ce qui n'est pas du goût de la nouvelle femme de son père, dévote acharnée, bien décidée à éradiquer de son foyer les superstitions ancestrales.

    Inspiré de contes russes, L'Ours et le Rossignol a su en garder toute la poésie et la sombre cruauté. C'est le premier roman de Katherine Arden.

  • Frissons au mont Hemlock Nouv.

    Survivre aux terribles événements qui se sont déroulés à Smoke Hollow a rapproché Ollie, Brian et Coco, désormais inséparables. Arrivés pour un séjour de ski au Mont Hemlock, les trois amis comptent bien profiter de chaque instant ! Mais une tempête de neige les piège à l'hôtel. Sans aucun moyen de contacter l'extérieur, ils se laissent peu à peu gagner par la peur. D'autant qu'Ollie est persuadée d'entendre d'étranges bruits... et même de voir un fantôme ! Cette fillette qui la supplie de l'aider aurait été enfermée là et laissée pour morte. Une nouvelle fois entraîné dans les recoins sombres de l'horreur, le trio sortira-t-il indemne de cette rencontre surnaturelle ?

  • Depuis le décès de sa mère, Ollie, onze ans, trouve refuge dans la littérature. Jusqu'au jour où elle croise, près d'une rivière, une femme déterminée à se débarrasser d'un livre qu'elle prétend maudit. Le sang d'Ollie ne fait qu'un tour : pas question de la laisser commettre une telle barbarie ! Elle vole l'ouvrage et le dévore en une nuit. Il raconte l'histoire d'Elizabeth Morrison et de ses deux fils, Caleb et Jonathan, disparus après avoir passé un pacte avec un sinistre spectre souriant. Le lendemain, la jeune fille a la désagréable surprise de découvrir que la ferme que visite sa classe est celle où est enterrée Elizabeth...

  • Beware the evil in the woods. . .

    In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church.

    But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods. . .

    Atmospheric and enchanting, with an engrossing adventure at its core, The Bear and the Nightingale is perfect for readers of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

    ***** Now with over 100 5* reviews, readers are spellbound by this magical story:

    'This book stayed with me, I didn't want it to end' 'A beautifully written story' 'An entrancing story, which swept me up from the very first chapter' 'Full of magic' *Make sure you've read all the books in the Winternight Trilogy* 1. The Bear and the Nightingale 2. The Girl in the Tower 3. The Winter of the Witch

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  • A magical and captivating coming of age novel set in medieval Russia - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. One girl can make a difference...

  • For a young woman in medieval Russia, the choices are stark: marriage or life in a convent. But when Vasya proves herself in battle, riding with remarkable skill and inexplicable power, Sasha realises he must keep her secret as she may be the only way to save the city from threats both human and fantastical.

  • 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. The thrilling conclusion to the Winternight Trilogy - a series perfect for fans ofÿThe Night Circus. Magical, literary and utterly captivating, this is a fairytale for adults like no other.

  • THE GIRL IN THE TOWER

    Katherine Arden

    Number 2 in the Winternight Trilogy of the irresistible heroine Vasilisa, who has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness.
    A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in this enchanting novel by the bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale

  • @20@A magical debut novel for readers of@95@#160;Naomi Novik@12@s@95@#160;@18@Uprooted@19@, Erin Morgenstern@12@s@95@#160;@18@The Night Circus@19@, and Neil Gaiman@12@s myth-rich fantasies, @18@The Bear and the Nightingale@19@ spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.@21@@16@@16@ At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn@12@t mind@95@mdash;she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse@12@s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.@16@@16@ After Vasilisa@12@s mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa@12@s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows.@16@@16@ And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa@12@s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for either marriage or confinement in a convent.@16@@16@ As danger circles, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed@95@mdash;this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse@12@s most frightening tales.@16@@16@ @20@Advance praise for @18@The Bear and the Nightingale@19@@21@@16@@16@@95@ldquo;Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;@18@Publishers Weekly@19@(starred review)@21@@16@@16@@95@ldquo;Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;@18@Booklist@19@@95@#160;(starred review)@21@@16@@16@@95@ldquo;Arden@12@s supple, sumptuous first novel transports the reader to a version of medieval Russia where history and myth coexist.@95@rdquo;@20@@18@@95@mdash;Kirkus@19@@95@#160;@18@Reviews@19@@95@#160;(starred review)@21@@16@@16@@95@ldquo;Radiant . . . a darkly magical fairy tale for adults, [but] not just for those who love magic.@95@rdquo;@20@@18@@95@mdash;Library Journal@19@@21@@16@@16@ @95@ldquo;An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . A Russian setting adds unfamiliar spice to the story of a young woman who does not rebel against the limits of her role in her culture so much as transcend them. @18@The Bear and the Nightingale@19@ is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;Robin Hobb@21@@16@@16@ @95@ldquo;A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;Naomi Novik@18@@16@@19@@21@@16@@95@ldquo;Haunting and lyrical, @18@The Bear and the Nightingale@19@ tugs at the heart and quickens the pulse.@95@#160;I can@12@t wait for her next book.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;Terry Brooks@21@@16@@16@ @95@ldquo;@18@The Bear and the Nightingale@19@ is a marvelous trip into an ancient Russia where magic is a part of everyday life.@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;Todd McCaffrey@21@@16@@16@ @95@ldquo;Enthralling and enchanting@95@mdash;I literally couldn@12@t put it down. A wondrous book!@95@rdquo;@20@@95@mdash;Tamora Pierce@21@

  • A remarkable young woman blazes her own trail, from the backwoods of Russia to the court of Moscow, in the exhilarating sequel to Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel, The Bear and the Nightingale.
    Katherine Arden’s enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family’s wooden house and there is truth in the fairy tales told around the fire. Vasilisa’s gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko--Frost, the winter demon from the stories--and together they saved her people from destruction. But Frost’s aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch.
    /> Now Vasilisa faces an impossible choice. Driven from her home by frightened villagers, the only options left for her are marriage or the convent. She cannot bring herself to accept either fate and instead chooses adventure, dressing herself as a boy and setting off astride her magnificent stallion Solovey.
    But after Vasilisa prevails in a skirmish with bandits, everything changes. The Grand Prince of Moscow anoints her a hero for her exploits, and she is reunited with her beloved sister and brother, who are now part of the Grand Prince’s inner circle. She dares not reveal to the court that she is a girl, for if her deception were discovered it would have terrible consequences for herself and her family. Before she can untangle herself from Moscow’s intrigues--and as Frost provides counsel that may or may not be trustworthy--she will also confront an even graver threat lying in wait for all of Moscow itself.
    Praise for The Girl in the Tower
    “[A] magical story set in an alluring Russia.”--Paste
    “Arden’s lush, lyrical writing cultivates an intoxicating, visceral atmosphere, and her marvelous sense of pacing carries the novel along at a propulsive clip. A masterfully told story of folklore, history, and magic with a spellbinding heroine at the heart of it all.”--Booklist (starred review)
    “[A] sensual, beautifully written, and emotionally stirring fantasy . . . Fairy tales don’t get better than this.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
    “[Katherine] Arden once again delivers an engaging fantasy that mixes Russian folklore and history with delightful worldbuilding and lively characters.”--Library Journal

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