• by Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by Katy Sobey
  • 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dark enchantment blights the land.
Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.
Agnieszka fears her dearest friend, Kasia, will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.


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Ok so the first 5 chapters she is a bit whiney and whinge repetitively about her predicament. he's a miserable negative pratt but do stick with it. the book totally redeems itself soon after and it's a great book. The narrator is perfect for the character, at once whimsical and aloof and real too so you feel you know agnieshka. I'm sure I spelt that wrong, ah well. The wood is fascinating and the magic gets better and better. a highly engaging book.
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- jaki

Thoroughly enjoyed!

Brilliant Narration, and a story that resembles a dark fairy tale, enjoyed this thoroughly. Highly recommend.
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- rebecca wheeler

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.