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.... 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, 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 ser
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
“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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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