By Naomi Novik
WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR most sensible NOVEL • Naomi Novik, writer of the New York Times bestselling and severely acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a daring new global rooted in people tales and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.
HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months via NPR | BuzzFeed | Tor.com | BookPage | Library magazine | Publishers Weekly
“Uprooted is expectantly wrought and sympathetically forged. i would even name it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling writer of Wicked and Egg & Spoon
“Our Dragon doesn’t consume the women he's taking, it doesn't matter what tales they inform open air our valley. We pay attention them occasionally, from tourists passing via. They speak as if we have been doing human sacrifice, and he have been a true dragon. after all that’s now not real: he could be a wizard and immortal, yet he’s nonetheless a guy, and our fathers could band jointly and kill him if he desired to devour one in every of us each ten years. He protects us opposed to the wooden, and we’re thankful, yet no longer that grateful.”
Agnieszka loves her valley domestic, her quiet village, the forests and the brilliant shining river. however the corrupted wooden stands at the border, choked with malevolent energy, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her humans depend on the chilly, pushed wizard recognized simply because the Dragon to maintain its powers at bay. yet he calls for a bad cost for his support: one younger girl passed over to serve him for ten years, a destiny nearly as negative as falling to the Wood.
the subsequent deciding on is speedy drawing close, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: attractive, sleek, courageous Kasia, every thing Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest good friend on the planet. and there's no option to keep her.
yet Agnieszka fears the inaccurate issues. For whilst the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he'll choose.
Praise for Uprooted
“Uprooted has leapt ahead to say the name of most sensible ebook I’ve learn but This 12 months. . . . relocating, heartbreaking, and carefully pleasurable, Uprooted is the delusion novel i think I’ve been ready an entire life for. transparent your time table earlier than making a choice on it up, since you won’t are looking to placed it down.”—NPR
“A very relaxing myth with the air of a latest vintage . . . Naomi Novik skillfully takes the fairy-tale-turned-bildungsroman constitution of her premise . . . and builds adequate flesh on these bones to make a truly various animal. . . . The shiny characters round her additionally echo their fairy-tale forebears, yet are grounded in real-world ambivalence that makes this ebook believe quietly mature, its international lived-in.”—The big apple instances booklet Review
“Novik the following grants a story that's humorous and fast moving, laced with hair-raising conflict scenes and conspiracies; it additionally touches on deeper ecological matters we grapple with today.”—The Washington Post
“Novik takes us on a surprise-filled trip. . . . The ensuing heat and intimacy offer a properly nurturing surroundings for her heroine’s strange adventures.”—The Seattle Times
“Breathtaking . . . [Novik] weaves a story that's either elegantly grand and earthily humble, favourite as a Grimm fairy story but clean, unique, and absolutely impossible to resist. this can be a must-read for delusion fanatics for years to come.”—Pubilshers Weekly (starred review)
“An unique and completely discovered fantastical position bound to enthrall her longtime lovers and allure new readers.”—Library Journal (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.