Uprooted by Naomi Novik
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is like a modern version of old Slavic, or European in general, fairy tales. In both good and bad ways.
It has a magical, has a fully developed world, heavily based on Slavic influences yet still original.
It also asks you to believe and accept a lot of things shrewd modern minds would like to question.
What I didn’t really enjoy is how unnecessary bloody it turned towards the end. Really, the numbers were entirely disproportionate and stood out like a thorn in my eye. Though I suppose it matches the fairy tale style of old.
I also wish we would have gotten a bit more insight into Dragon. While the book works seamlessly as one told from the POV of the main character, it feels like I’m missing a big chunk of story.
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