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* RagsToRiches: Being discovered as a mage practically guarantees a career, even if you literally started in the gutter, like [[spoiler: Dragon himself]]. Alosha's mother was a slave who DiedInChildbirth, and Agnieszka is a woodcutter's daughter, albeit not actually destitute.

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* RagsToRiches: Being discovered as a mage practically guarantees a career, career and functionally at least middling noble rank, even if you literally started in the gutter, like [[spoiler: Dragon himself]]. Alosha's mother was a slave who DiedInChildbirth, and Agnieszka is a woodcutter's daughter, albeit not actually destitute.


* BelligerentSexualTension: The Dragon and Agnieszka, naturally.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: The Dragon and Agnieszka, naturally. [[spoiler: TheyDo resolve it when the situation seems hopeless, now-or-never, let's do it before we die.]]



* KillAllHumans: The Wood's apparent goal.

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* KillAllHumans: The Wood's apparent goal. [[spoiler: The humans sort of started it...]]



** Marek brings thirty elite soldiers with him into the Wood, and several of them are given names or show personality. [[spoiler:Two of them survive, and they're not any of the ones Agnieszka met.]]

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** Marek brings thirty elite soldiers with him into the Wood, and several of them are given names or show personality. [[spoiler:Two of them survive, and they're not any of the ones Agnieszka met.]]



* NoSocialSkills: Dragon is devoted to the welfare of the people on his lands, moreso than most nobles would be of peasants, but he doesn't care about them outside of their physical needs. He's also shocked when he learns that everyone assumes he's using the girls he takes as {{Sex Slave}}s because of his isolation from society. Not to mention the fact that uses indignation and [[JerkassFacade verbal abuse]] to disguise any discomfort or awkwardness he might be feeling.

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* NoSocialSkills: Dragon is devoted to the welfare of the people on his lands, moreso than most nobles would be of peasants, but he doesn't care about for them outside of their physical needs. He's also shocked when he learns that everyone assumes he's using the girls he takes as {{Sex Slave}}s because of his isolation from society. Not to mention the fact that uses indignation and [[JerkassFacade verbal abuse]] to disguise any discomfort or awkwardness he might be feeling. A lot.


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* RagsToRiches: Being discovered as a mage practically guarantees a career, even if you literally started in the gutter, like [[spoiler: Dragon himself]]. Alosha's mother was a slave who DiedInChildbirth, and Agnieszka is a woodcutter's daughter, albeit not actually destitute.


* NoPronunciationGuide: {{Averted}} in the case of Agnieszka, it's in the afterword. Played straight with Kasia, Jadwiga, and various other names, although familiarity with Polish orthography helps.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: {{Averted}} in the case of Agnieszka, it's in the afterword. Played straight with Kasia, Jadwiga, and various other names, although familiarity with [[UsefulNotes/Poland Polish orthography orthography]] helps.


* AlphaBitch: Primarily the young noblewoman who attaches herself to Agnieska in the capital to mock her in the guise of friendship, but everyone else in her social group too. Agnieska ends up feeling sorry for her--she's horrible, but she was raised that way and lives surrounded by people who turn on her the instant someone comes up with an interesting humiliation.

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* AlphaBitch: Primarily the young noblewoman who attaches herself to Agnieska Agnieszka in the capital to mock her in the guise of friendship, but everyone else in her social group too. Agnieska Agnieszka ends up feeling sorry for her--she's horrible, but she was raised that way and lives surrounded by people who turn on her the instant someone comes up with an interesting humiliation.



* BelligerentSexualTension: With the Dragon and Agnieszka, naturally.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: With the The Dragon and Agnieszka, naturally.



* BigDamnHeroes: The Dragon has a couple, like saving Agnieszka and Kasia from Wood-corrupted wolves by teleporting into their village.

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* BigDamnHeroes: The Dragon has a couple, couple of these moments, like saving Agnieszka and Kasia from Wood-corrupted wolves by teleporting into their village.village. Naturally, he's a rather badass wizard, so...



** On the other hand, it's rather strongly implied that the hydra was the last person who read [[DeadlyBook the Bestiary]], [[spoiler: a harmless magical nerd before his transformation]].



* DeadpanSnarker: The Dragon is far and away the snarkiest character in the book, mostly as he is SurroundedByIdiots a lot.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The Dragon is far and away the snarkiest character in the book, mostly as he is SurroundedByIdiots a lot.lot and hides behind a JerkassFacade.



* DeadlyBook: The Bestiary changes people who read it too intently into what it describes.



* MagicMusic: Sort of. Agnieszka often sings her spells to existing melodies.

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* MagicMusic: Sort of. Agnieszka often sings her spells to existing folk melodies.



** Marek brings thirty elite soldiers with him into the Wood, and several of them are given names or show personality. [[spoiler:Two of them survive, and they're not any of the ones Agniezska met.]]

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** Marek brings thirty elite soldiers with him into the Wood, and several of them are given names or show personality. [[spoiler:Two of them survive, and they're not any of the ones Agniezska Agnieszka met.]]



* MeaningfulRename: At the end of their royal examination, most newly confirmed witches and wizards acquire a "wizard name" - the Dragon, the Splendid, the Willow, etc. - in a brief magical ceremony. It's considered significant that [[spoiler:the protagonist's ceremony feels "off" to her, and she remains known as "Agniezska of Dvernik"]].

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* MeaningfulRename: At the end of their royal examination, most newly confirmed witches and wizards acquire a "wizard name" - the Dragon, the Splendid, the Willow, etc. - in a brief magical ceremony. It's considered significant that [[spoiler:the protagonist's ceremony feels "off" to her, and she remains known as "Agniezska "Agnieszka of Dvernik"]].



* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Some mages make use of mathematically precise incantations while the spells of others are organic affairs that rarely are the exact same thing twice in a row. When they work together the effects can prove far greater than the sum of the parts (Agneiszka describes it as a river driving a waterwheel) but teaching one another or learning from the wrong spellbooks are an exercise in frustration.

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* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: Some mages make use of mathematically precise incantations while the spells of others are organic affairs that rarely are the exact same thing twice in a row. When they work together the effects can prove far greater than the sum of the parts (Agneiszka (Agnieszka describes it as a river driving a waterwheel) but teaching one another or learning from the wrong spellbooks are an exercise in frustration.



* NoSocialSkills: Dragon is devoted to the welfare of the people on his lands, moreso than most nobles would be of peasants, but he doesn't care about them outside of their physical needs. He's also shocked when he learns that everyone assumes he's using the girls he takes as {{Sex Slave}}s because of his isolation from society. Not to mention the fact that uses indignation and [[{{Jerkass}} verbal abuse]] to disguise any discomfort or awkwardness he might be feeling.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Kasia fills this role for Agnieska -- they're childhood friends, and a large fraction of the book's plot is about Agnieska trying to rescue her, first from the Wood, and then from the laws which say that her life is forfeit because she was taken by the Wood.
* OddFriendship: Agnieskza and Kasia--the girl who is sure never to be chosen and the girl everyone knows ''will'' be chosen--are as close as sisters and love each other as much.

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* NoSocialSkills: Dragon is devoted to the welfare of the people on his lands, moreso than most nobles would be of peasants, but he doesn't care about them outside of their physical needs. He's also shocked when he learns that everyone assumes he's using the girls he takes as {{Sex Slave}}s because of his isolation from society. Not to mention the fact that uses indignation and [[{{Jerkass}} [[JerkassFacade verbal abuse]] to disguise any discomfort or awkwardness he might be feeling.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Kasia fills this role for Agnieska Agnieszka -- they're childhood friends, and a large fraction of the book's plot is about Agnieska Agnieszka trying to rescue her, first from the Wood, and then from the laws which say that her life is forfeit because she was taken by the Wood.
* OddFriendship: Agnieskza Agnieszka and Kasia--the girl who is sure never to be chosen and the girl everyone knows ''will'' be chosen--are as close as sisters and love each other as much.



* PoorCommunicationKills: At no point during the initial several weeks of insults, chores, and strength-draining mystic rituals did the Dragon tell Agnieszka anything that could be construed as 'You are an untrained magician and I am instructing you.' Therefore, when she belatedly finds a note from his prior servant detailing what to expect (hint: not what she has been dealing with) she comes within moments of trying to assassinate him the next morning.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: At no point during the initial several weeks of insults, chores, and strength-draining mystic rituals did the Dragon tell Agnieszka anything that could be construed as 'You are an untrained magician and I am instructing you.' Therefore, when she belatedly finds a note from his prior servant one of her predecessors detailing what to expect (hint: not what she has been dealing with) she comes within moments of trying to assassinate him the next morning.



* RewatchBonus: The beginnning of the book reads rather differently when one is aware that the Dragon is a fundamentally shy man with outright [[UpToEleven negative]] [[NoSocialSkills interpersonal skills]] who recognizes Agnieszka as a budding witch who has to be properly trained and more importantly gotten away from the Wood immediately.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Marek, a war hero, and Sigmund, a responsible and politically-minded man who will go into battle at need. Alosha says that she stays in Polyna because their monarchy is this sort--they are, by and large, competent rulers who care about their country.

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* RewatchBonus: The beginnning of the book reads rather differently when one is aware that the Dragon is a fundamentally shy man with outright [[UpToEleven negative]] [[NoSocialSkills interpersonal skills]] who recognizes Agnieszka as a budding witch who has to be properly trained and more importantly gotten taken away from the Wood immediately.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Marek, a war hero, and Sigmund, a responsible and politically-minded man who will go into battle at need. Alosha says that she stays lives in Polyna because their monarchy is this sort--they are, by and large, competent rulers who care about their country.country.
* SafetyInIndifference: Alosha explains that after you've lived long enough, you learn not to love people. Also, Dragon, who has ''some'' commitment issues, and Wensa, because for seventeen years she thought her daughter will be taken from her.


* ThePrecursors: The civilization that built the tower. The building is about all that's left of them, as they were conquered by the Wood long ago. [[spoiler:Speculation that they created it proves to be somewhat true.]]


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* PoorCommunicationKills: At no point during the initial several weeks of insults, chores, and strength-draining mystic rituals did the Dragon tell Agnieszka anything that could be construed as 'You are an untrained magician and I am instructing you.' Therefore, when she belatedly finds a note from his prior servant detailing what to expect (hint: not what she has been dealing with) she comes within moments of trying to assassinate him the next morning.
* ThePrecursors: The civilization that built the tower. The building is about all that's left of them, as they were conquered by the Wood long ago. [[spoiler:Speculation that they created it proves to be somewhat true.]]


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* RewatchBonus: The beginnning of the book reads rather differently when one is aware that the Dragon is a fundamentally shy man with outright [[UpToEleven negative]] [[NoSocialSkills interpersonal skills]] who recognizes Agnieszka as a budding witch who has to be properly trained and more importantly gotten away from the Wood immediately.


* TheAwfulTruth: One effect of ''The Summoning'' is to reveal all the secret, shameful feelings and desires of anyone casting it or having it cast on them. Agnieszka and Kasia both get to see the hidden jealousies, resentments, and fleeting hatred against each other, but their love is stronger.

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* TheAwfulTruth: AwfulTruth: One effect of ''The Summoning'' is to reveal all the secret, shameful feelings and desires of anyone casting it or having it cast on them. Agnieszka and Kasia both get to see the hidden jealousies, resentments, and fleeting hatred against each other, but their love is stronger.


Creator/EllenDeGeneres has purchased the rights to produce a feature-film adaptation. Naomi Novik has since written and published a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Literature/SpinningSilver'' which does not share a setting but does share theme and tone with ''Uprooted'', this time tackling ''Literature/{{Rumplestiltskin}}.''

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Creator/EllenDeGeneres has purchased the rights to produce a feature-film adaptation. Naomi Novik has since written and published a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Literature/SpinningSilver'' which does not share a setting but does share theme and tone with ''Uprooted'', this time tackling ''Literature/{{Rumplestiltskin}}.''Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}}.''


Creator/EllenDeGeneres has purchased the rights to produce a feature-film adaptation.

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Creator/EllenDeGeneres has purchased the rights to produce a feature-film adaptation. Naomi Novik has since written and published a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Literature/SpinningSilver'' which does not share a setting but does share theme and tone with ''Uprooted'', this time tackling ''Literature/{{Rumplestiltskin}}.''


* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Wizards don't strictly live ''forever'', but they do live for centuries with their only apparent age being [[WindowsToTheSoul in their eyes]]. Alosha says that Ballo lived in a monastery for forty years before he noticed he wasn't aging.

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* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Wizards don't strictly live ''forever'', but they do live for centuries with their only apparent age being [[WindowsToTheSoul [[WindowsOfTheSoul in their eyes]]. Alosha says that Ballo lived in a monastery for forty years before he noticed he wasn't aging.

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** Although the example of [[spoiler:Father Bello]] shows that even very, very recently created monsters can be terrifying enemies.


* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Polnya for Poland, Rosya for Russia. Namib for Namibia, judging by the name and Alosha's skin color. Alosha also mentions she has relatives in "Venezia".

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Polnya for Poland, Rosya for Russia. Namib for Namibia, judging by the name and Alosha's skin color. Alosha also mentions she has relatives in "Venezia"."Venezia", but that doesn't qualify as a "counterpart" because it's the actual Italian name for "Venice".


* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: A spell that creates beautiful clothing may not seem very impressive, but it turns out it can be used to create [[BedsheetLadder Bedsheet Ladders]], impress people, generate wealth, and even protect against attempted rape. It can even [[spoiler: put beauty on someone’s soul to act as a healing spell for emotional trauma.]]

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: A spell that creates beautiful clothing may not seem very impressive, but it turns out it can be used to create [[BedsheetLadder Bedsheet Ladders]], impress people, generate wealth, and even protect against attempted rape. It can even [[spoiler: put beauty “beauty” on someone’s soul to act as a healing spell for heal emotional trauma.]]


* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: A spell that creates beautiful clothing may not seem very impressive, but it turns out it can be used to create [[BedsheetLadder Bedsheet Ladders]], impress people, generate wealth, and even protect against attempted rape. It can even [[spoiler: create beauty for someone’s soul, acting as a healing spell for trauma.]]

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: A spell that creates beautiful clothing may not seem very impressive, but it turns out it can be used to create [[BedsheetLadder Bedsheet Ladders]], impress people, generate wealth, and even protect against attempted rape. It can even [[spoiler: create put beauty for on someone’s soul, acting soul to act as a healing spell for emotional trauma.]]

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