Finally got around to reading Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, and WOW but it’s good. We’re talking a deep dive into folklore themes here, folks: Polish, in this particular case, but the actual culture doesn’t matter. What matters is that Novik takes this stuff seriously, and is smart enough to be properly wary of its narrative power. Terry Pratchett would have loved this book, and I can’t think of a single nicer thing to say about it. I pretty much read the whole thing in as few fell swoops as Fourth of July weekend would allow.
And so, adieu to The Annihilation Score. Which I will gleefully consume tomorrow.