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Aug 13 2014 3:11pm

Check Out the New Fantasy Series from Naomi Novik, Author of the Temeraire Series!

Uprooted Cover

Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire novels, is taking us to a new world with Uprooted! The story is a dark fairy tale, where a grim wizard defends villagers from the horrors of an enchanted Wood. In return? He demands ten years of service from a young girl of his choosing. Now the choosing is approaching, and a young woman named Agnieszka fears that her best friend, the lovely Kasia, will be taken. But what if the wizard makes a different choice?

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.

Uprooted is the start of a new series from author Naomi Novik, look for it next June from Del Rey! You can find more info at the link below.

[via SF Signal]

6 comments
Thomas Thatcher
1. StrongDreams
There is very little useful information I can gain from a post about a novel that won't be published for 11 months. (Tor insiders may have read it, we mere mortals can't.) Try reposting this around about June 20 next year. Thanks.
Jesslyn H
2. Jesslyn H
I have to agree w/ StrongDreams on this one. 6 months or less on upcoming books, please. (6 months may be stretching it...)
Jesslyn H
3. Tatiana_Y
It sounds just a little like the world of A Creature of Moonlight by
Rebecca Hahn that I'm currently reading. I'll be curious to check out
Novik's Uprooted when it's closer to publication.
Pamela Adams
4. Pam Adams
Ooh, I think there's a Temeraire that I've missed!!
Niall Alexander
5. niallalot
So it's a year out. So what? Plenty of time to start getting excited, and it's not like we moan about knowing Batman v. Superman is in development. So is this new book; I hadn't heard about it before now, and I'm glad that I have. Thanks for the heads-up, Stubby.
Sun Stealer
6. Sun Stealer
There's several pages of the start of the book in Del Ray's 2014 sampler. That link goes to the pdf put up by the folks at Random House publishing. Gives you a better feel for what the book will be like. Tons of other teasers in there.

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