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Uprooted

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

16 March 2015 – In this breathtaking departure from her Temeraire alternate history series, Novik drops readers into an instantly immersive Polish fairy tale. The so-called Dragon is actually a man a wizard who takes young women from a rural village as payment for protecting the region from the poisonous influence of the evil Wood. When Agnieszka is chosen to serve the Dragon for 10 years, she finds within herself a rare and incredible talent for magic. She is disaster prone and homesick, but nonetheless steps up to the role of heroine when the situation demands it. Soon, Agnieszka's fabulous journey expands to encompass a deadly quest, the terrible glamor of a royal court, a true and unbreakable friendship, and just a touch of romance. Novik's use of language is supremely skillful as she weaves a tale that is both elegantly grand and earthily humble, familiar as a Grimm fairy tale yet fresh, original, and totally irresistible. This will be a must-read for fantasy fans for years to come.

Customer Reviews

Good in Bed

Not great really, billed as being funny & how the article propels her life for 12 months, not really connected & not particularly funny but tried to stick with it, got half way through & got fed up of going backwards & forwards & into her past, sorry but didn't grab me!! 😒

Lovely

Really thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character is genuine and likeable, the plot interesting and unusual. I've never read any polish fairytales so this felt like a completely new and fresh take on the fantasy genre for me. Polished it off in 2 sittings!

Uprooted

This book is incredible, a masterpiece! Thank you Naomi for writing such an epic tale. Would love to see this made into a film! A must for all Game of Thrones fans ;)

Uprooted
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  • £5.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Paranormal
  • Published: 21 May 2015
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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