Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #90 - Uprooted

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

Uprooted - Naomi Novik
ISBN - 9780804179034
Publisher - Del Rey
Expected release date - June 30 2015

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.
 


I cannot wait to read this, I adore Naomi Novik's Temeraire books and Uprooted sounds like it was written just for me. But look at that release date, almost another year to wait...

7 comments:

  1. What a great choice - thanks for sharing
    I hope you'll enjoy it

    Yours
    Smarty

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  2. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing! :)
    Here's my WoW

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  3. This sounds so good! And I loved the first few books in the Temeraire series. If it's as good, as those, it'll be wonderful.
    Too bad the release date is so far off!
    My WOW

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  4. Awesome pick. The cover is alluring. The blurb is interesting.

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  5. I haven't come across this one but it really sounds good! Great pick! :)

    My WoW

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  6. I've never read anything by her, but wow, this sounds really good. It's like a nice blend of fantasy and fairy tale retellings. I need to check it out for sure.
    Great pick!

    Nick - My WoW

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  7. Haven't heard of this one but great pick!
    My WoW

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