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Cover & Synopsis: UPROOTED by Naomi Novik

Here’s the cover and synopsis for Naomi Novik’s upcoming novel Uprooted.

Naomi Novik, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

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.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (June 30, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0804179034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804179034
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4 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: UPROOTED by Naomi Novik

  1. Ooh, that looks fab.

  2. Great looking cover, should be fun to see what she can do outside the Temeraire novels.

  3. Debbie S. // August 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm //

    Awesome cover! I imagine those are peek-A-boos about the story inside. The story itself looks very interesting from the write-up about it. I will find out soon! Good luck Naomi Novik.

  4. Only one year to wait, folks !

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