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Uprooted - Naomi Novic
Uprooted
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Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, ambitious wizard, known only as the Dragon, to keep the wood's... show more
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, ambitious wizard, known only as the Dragon, to keep the wood's powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman must be handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as being lost to the wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows - everyone knows - that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia - all the things Agnieszka isn't - and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But no one can predict how or why the Dragon chooses a girl. And when he comes, it is not Kasia he will take with him. From the author of the Temeraire series comes this hugely imaginative, engrossing and vivid fantasy novel, inspired by folk and fairy tales. It is perfect reading for fans of Robin Hobb and Trudi Canavan.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781447294153
ASIN: B00SN93700
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.0 Uprooted: Or Polish fairy tale charm meets Beauty & the Beast
Uprooted manages to be both familiar and fresh all at the same time, which is a writing feat worthy of accolade. The familiar fairy tale tropes, like the wizard in his tower and the creepy wood, feel like signposts rather than a well trampled road. Novik pulls heavily from Polish fairy tales and cul...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.5 Uprooted by Naomi Novik - My Thoughts
4.5 STARSOh, this was a much, much, MUCH better read than my previous one!Uprooted has it's roots in what I have to assume is Polish/Slavic legend and mythology. The story, to me, has that almost familiar feel to it. Not instantly recognisable but it's not totally alien, if you know what I mean.Th...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
2.5 Uprooted
The Dragon protects the villages in the valley from the woods. Every ten years The Dragon picks a girl from the neighboring village to be his live in maid. When she leaves she doesn’t come back. She tends to be beautiful or special. Agnieszka is neither of those things, but her best friend Kasia is...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.5 Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This book was a lot of fun. There’s a creepy evil Wood that sends out corrupted creatures or pollen to infect villagers and animals in the valley or commands giant stick insects or mantises to capture people and trap them in trees. I liked how things were resolved with regards to the acceptance of c...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
5.0 Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This is an original, enchanting and beautifully written story that involves the Dragon, a village girl, a bunch of wizards, princes, scheming, friendship and an enraged forest. The characters are all strongly written and have their own personalities. It's hard to write anything else without spoili...
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