A Fairy Tale in Russia

A Fairy Tale in Russia   Miriam R. Kramer   Russian folklore comprises dazzling fairy tales that take place in dark forests in the deep winter. Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale and recently published The Girl in the Tower are two lovely novels in a fantasy trilogy about Vasilisa Petrovna, a woman in […]

Waiting for “The Winds of Winter”

Waiting for The Winds of Winter   By Miriam R. Kramer   Do we currently need “prequels” and “successor series” to the television juggernaut Game of Thrones? HBO and most viewers would say yes. George R.R. Martin, author of the wildly successful fantasy series of books A Song of Ice and Fire and inspiration for […]