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Uprooted - Naomi Novik
Uprooted
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Naomi Novik, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.“Every so often you come upon a story that seems like a lost tale of Grimm newly come to light. Uprooted is such a... show more
Naomi Novik, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.“Every so often you come upon a story that seems like a lost tale of Grimm newly come to light. Uprooted is such a novel. Its narrative spell is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”
 
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, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling 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 Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.Advance praise for Uprooted   “Uprooted has everything I love: a great heroine, new takes on old myths and legends, and surprising twists and turns. A delight.”—Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series   “Wild, thrilling, and deeply, darkly magical. An instant classic.”—Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy   “Reading Uprooted was like rediscovering a favorite old sweater, familiar and beloved. It feels as if it has always existed and has been waiting patiently for me to return to it.”—Maggie Stiefvater, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver Trilogy   “Uprooted is one of those tales you come back to over and over again because it’s just that enchanting. The adventure builds with such tension that you are peeking through your hands at the end, hoping it will all be okay, and Naomi Novik delivers a conclusion that’s deeply satisfying, earning a permanent space on my bookshelf that I’ll revisit often.”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered   “Magical and practical, otherworldly and planted in the real, I could not stop reading this book and neither will you!”—Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen   “Uprooted by Naomi Novik is enchanting, in every sense of that fine old word. A charming and inviting story that looks unflinchingly at the strangling roots of hurt and revenge.”—Robin Hobb, bestselling author of Fool’s Assassin
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780804179034 (0804179034)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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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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