Released on 21 May 2015.

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Uprooted

4.11 based on 75910 ratings & 11460 reviews on Goodreads.com

2016 Winner

Nebula Award Best Novel

2016 Short-listed

World Fantasy Awards Best Novel

2016 Winner

British Fantasy Awards Best Fantasy Novel

2016 Short-listed

Hugo Award For Best Novel

2016 Winner

Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel

Synopsis

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.

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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The magic in Uprooted, with its realistic moral dimension, is so vividly believable that it almost seems you could work the spells. But the book will do that for you.
URSULA K. LE GUIN
A beguiling novel
Independent, SFF Books of the Yeay
The most darkly compelling fantasy I've read in ages, Uprooted is overflowing with profound dread and real beauty, and boasts a heroine who blazes with spirit and originality. Not to be missed!
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN

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