Naomi Novik's Uprooted: An Analysis

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This is by far our favorite fantasy novel of the year. Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is incredibly dark, heart-warming and charming. Meet Agnieszka, who lives in her valley home in a quiet village. Surrounding the village is the corrupted woods, which is filled with a malevolent power. The people of the village rely on the cold wizard to keep the evil from the woods away. To keep the malevolence away, he demands a staggering price: one young woman must serve him for ten years. As the next pick approaches, Agnieszka is fearful because she knows her best friend Kasia is an ideal candidate. To her surprise, Kasia is not his first choice. From chapter one, Uprooted has the power to make you fall in love. It is outstandingly well-written, descriptive

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