Uprooted

4.13 based on 61483 ratings & 10012 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan

Publication date: 21.05.2015
ISBN: 9781447294153
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Winner of the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel
Winner of the 2016 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
Winner of the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel

A dark enchantment blights the land in the award-winning Uprooted - a enthralling, mythic fantasy by Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire series.

Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all they value behind.

Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.

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I didn't know how much I wanted to read a book like this until it was already in my hands. Uprooted has everything I love about Novik's writing style, with the added bonus of some old world magic and the flavor of a dark faerie story.
PATRICK ROTHFUSS
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
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