I don’t read many fantasy novels, but for some reason, I decided to read Uprooted by Naomi Novik. I’m glad I did. The uneasy relationship of Agnieszka and the Dragon is strange yet entertaining.
You village girls are all tedious at the beginning, more or less, but you’re proving a truly remarkable paragon of incompetence.
I particularly enjoyed the world-building in the first half of the book, and I found myself totally invested in the plot. Although the second half didn’t entirely fulfill the promise of the beginning, I loved the book overall. I don’t usually feel this way, but I’d be delighted to see a movie version of Uprooted. There’s so much imagery and lyricism that could be amazing on screen, and to be honest, I’d really like to revisit the characters and the setting. Definitely recommended for fantasy lovers; worth a read for anyone who likes adventure in a richly detailed world.