By Naomi Novik
WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR top NOVEL • Naomi Novik, writer of the New York Times bestselling and seriously acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a daring new international rooted in folks tales and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.
HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of NPR | BuzzFeed | Tor.com | BookPage | Library magazine | Publishers Weekly
“Uprooted is with a bit of luck wrought and sympathetically solid. i'd even name it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling writer of Wicked and Egg & Spoon
“Our Dragon doesn’t consume the ladies he's taking, it doesn't matter what tales they inform outdoors 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 no longer actual: 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 consume considered one of us each ten years. He protects us opposed to the wooden, and we’re thankful, yet now not that grateful.”
Agnieszka loves her valley domestic, her quiet village, the forests and the intense shining river. however the corrupted wooden stands at the border, jam-packed with malevolent strength, and its shadow lies over her life.
Her humans depend upon the chilly, pushed wizard identified in basic terms because the Dragon to maintain its powers at bay. yet he calls for a bad expense for his support: one younger lady passed over to serve him for ten years, a destiny nearly as bad as falling to the Wood.
the subsequent determining is quick coming near near, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: attractive, swish, courageous Kasia, everything Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest buddy on the planet. and there's no approach to shop her.
yet Agnieszka fears the inaccurate issues. For whilst the Dragon comes, it isn't Kasia he'll choose.
Praise for Uprooted
“Uprooted has leapt ahead to assert the name of most sensible booklet I’ve learn but This 12 months. . . . relocating, heartbreaking, and punctiliously pleasing, Uprooted is the delusion novel i believe I’ve been ready a life-time for. transparent your agenda earlier than deciding upon it up, since you won’t are looking to positioned it down.”—NPR
“A very relaxing delusion with the air of a contemporary vintage . . . Naomi Novik skillfully takes the fairy-tale-turned-bildungsroman constitution of her premise . . . and builds sufficient flesh on these bones to make a truly various animal. . . . The bright characters round her additionally echo their fairy-tale forebears, yet are grounded in real-world ambivalence that makes this booklet consider quietly mature, its international lived-in.”—The manhattan occasions booklet Review
“Novik right here offers a story that's humorous and fast moving, laced with hair-raising conflict scenes and conspiracies; it additionally touches on deeper ecological issues we grapple with today.”—The Washington Post
“Novik takes us on a surprise-filled trip. . . . The ensuing heat and intimacy offer a properly nurturing setting for her heroine’s strange adventures.”—The Seattle Times
“Breathtaking . . . [Novik] weaves a story that's either elegantly grand and earthily humble, customary as a Grimm fairy story but clean, unique, and absolutely impossible to resist. it will be a must-read for myth fanatics for years to come.”—Pubilshers Weekly (starred review)
“An unique and entirely learned fantastical position absolute to enthrall her longtime lovers and allure new readers.”—Library Journal (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.