The Bear and The Nightingale—the first book in Katherine Arden’s Winternight trilogy—is a fairy tale set in feudal Russia. Here, in a storybook cabin concealed in the thick, snowy northern woods—you will find a kindhearted father, an evil stepmother, a strong daughter and a handful of magical creatures. It is a tactile experience you will want to have right in front of a fire to warm your cold bones. Read this when you are in the mood to be transported from this world to another by words on a page. It is A Wrinkle in Time meets Game of Thrones. Meg Murry and The Night’s Watch. Winter is coming to Camazotz! Okay, I’m done. Best paired with a loaf of black bread smelling of rye and anise, boar crusted with herbs, and hot honey-wine.