Review of “The Bear and The Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

The first book in the series by Katherine Arden takes hold of its readers and carries them away on a truly inspirational journey. The young Vasilisa grows up in her fathers village listening to the stories her nurse tells her family. They are tales of Russian folklore with ancient gods that walk the winter woods,…

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Underneath it All: A Dialogue

“Mr. Smith? I have a few questions I’d like to ask you.” “Ah, yes of course. I don’t suppose I have any other option than to listen to you.” “No.” “Whenever you’re ready Miss… what should I call you?” “Veldon. You may call me Officer Veldon.” “Alright. Miss Veldon, you can call me Jeremy.” “It’s…

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Sam Wielder: A Character Portrait

His name was Sam Wielder, and he was an unremarkable man. He woke early in the mornings, six o’clock sharp and did not listen to the sound of crickets and cows as they called out from the farm across the way. Instead, he shut off the alarm blaring across his sparse bedroom and pulled on…

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