Hild (Paperback)

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Top-notch historical fiction! Inspired by a tantalizing mention in the Venerable Bede's history of 7th century England, Nicola Griffith has done a fantastic job of doing the research then crafting an amazing narrative that brings her character to full-realization without allowing that research to get in the way of good story telling. - Chris

Robin and Margot loved this book too. Thanks to our librarian friend, Tracy Fitzmaurice for introducing us to HILD.

— From Chris Wilcox

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WINNER OF THE WASHINGTON STATE BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

In seventh-century Britain, a new religion is coming ashore and small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Hild is the king's youngest niece, with a glittering mind and a natural authority.

She is destined to become one of the pivotal figures of the Early Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. But for now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child and the precarious advantage of a plotting uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, who will stop at nothing to become overking of Angles. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king's seer, and she is indispensable--as long as she doesn't lead Edwin astray. The stakes are high--life and death--for Hild, for her family, and, increasingly, for those who seek the protection from this strange girl who seems to see the future. Drawing from the few records history has left us, Nicola Griffith has brought the young Saint Hilda's harsh, but beautiful, world to vivid, absorbing life.

About the Author


Nicola Griffith is author of five previous novels. She has been a recipient of the Tiptree, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, the Premio Italia, and the Lambda Literary Award (six times)--most recently for her memoir, And Now We Are Going to Have a Party. She lives with her wife, the writer Kelley Eskridge, in Seattle, Washington.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250056092
ISBN-10: 1250056098
Publisher: Picador USA
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 546
Language: English
Series: Light of the World Trilogy

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