Naomi Novik

2016 Winner

British Fantasy Awards Best Fantasy Novel

2016 Winner

Nebula Award Best Novel

2016 Winner

Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel

2016 Nominee

Hugo Award For Best Novel

2016 Nominee

World Fantasy Awards Best Novel

05 May 2016
448 pages


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

Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel

Winner of the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel
Winner of the
British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel

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.

Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel
Shortlisted for the Hugo Award for Best Novel

'A great heroine, new takes on old myths and legends, and surprising twists and turns. A delight.' – Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments

Uprooted has everything I love: a great heroine, new takes on old myths and legends, and surprising twists and turns. A delight.
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.
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.