Read An Exclusive Excerpt of Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik has a publication date of July 10, 2018!

For most of us, that feels like a lifetime away. But our good friends over on The Verge have revealed the cover in all of its beauty along with an exclusive excerpt from the new book!


A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called “very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic” by The New York Times Book Review.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Naomi Novik once again creates a wonderfully rich, multilayered fantasy world that readers will want to return to again and again.


If you’ve been wanting new fairy tale writing from Naomi since you read Uprooted, you are guaranteed to love this!

Happy Reading!


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