The Bright & the Pale

The Bright & the Pale

Seventeen-year-old Valeria is one of the only survivors of the freeze, a dark magical hold Knnot Mountain unleashed over her village. Everyone, including her family, is trapped in an unbreakable sheet of ice. Ever since, she’s been on the run from the Czar, who is determined to imprison any who managed to escape. Valeria finds refuge with the Thieves Guild, doing odd jobs with her best friend Alik, the only piece of home she has left.

That is, until he is brutally murdered.

A year later, she discovers Alik is alive and being held against his will. To buy his freedom, she must lead a group of cutthroats and thieves on a perilous expedition to the very mountain that claimed her family. Only something sinister slumbers in the heart of Knnot.

And it has waited years for release.


CW: death of a family member, discrimination, childhood trauma, work camps

Title:The Bright & the Pale
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
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  • jessica

    i see some readers have tagged this as a retelling. even after looking at other reviews and doing some googling, i cant tell you what its a retelling of. to me, this just feels more inspired by russia...

  • Jessica Rubinkowski

    I’m giving this a five stars because, well, it’s my book. I hope everyone enjoys it! ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    My March FairyLoot Box! Click on the spoiler under the picture to see the goodies! I love everything in this box!! Fingers crossed for the beautiful book!!(view spoiler)[1. The beautiful monthly tarot...

  • Cindy ???

    A YA fantasy debut pitched as The Bear and the Nightingale meets Shadow and Bone.Hmm...could be good, could be a disaster. Guess we'll have to wait and see lol...

  • Becca

    My. God. THIS FUCKING BOOK. I’m reading an early version and holy. Shit. 😭😭😭 THE ENDING BROKE ME AND I SHALL NOT RECOVERRR...

  • Celia McMahon

    Huge thanks to Edelweiss and Quill Tree Books for continuing to be a source of enjoyment for me!I never know how to start reviews where the books did not jibe with me. On one side, I want to vent abou...

  • Fanna

    June 19, 2020: After eyeing this fantasy for almost a year, the cover has just been revealed and I'm SO MUCH MORE EXCITED because truth is: blue book covers are underrated, and this one is so good.Jul...

  • Mash

    I think, this will be interesting. Also, why do I feel like so many fantasy books released today (March 2nd), I can name seven from the top of my head....

  • ? TABI? ?

    My darling The Bear and the Nightingale along with one of my fav worlds of the Grishaverse??yes . . . so much yes...

  • Jocelyn Wimmer

    Beautifully written, highly atmospheric debut novel. I really enjoyed this genre bending novel. The Bright and the Pale is part fantasy, part horror, and part thriller. It ticked all the boxes for me....