The Resource Hild : a novel
- Hild : a novel
- Title remainder
- a novel
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- Nicola Griffith
- Hilda, of Whitby, Saint, 614-680
- Christian women saints -- England | Whitby -- Fiction.
- Christian saints -- England | Northumbria (Region) -- Fiction.
- FICTION / Literary
- FICTION / Historical
- Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Fiction.
- Hilda, of Whitby, Saint, 614-680 -- Fiction.
- Historical fiction.
- "A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild Hild is born into a world in transition. In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, usually violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods' priests are worrying. Edwin of Northumbria plots to become overking of the Angles, ruthlessly using every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief. Hild is the king's youngest niece. She has the powerful curiosity of a bright child, a will of adamant, and a way of seeing the world--of studying nature, of matching cause with effect, of observing human nature and predicting what will happen next--that can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her. She establishes herself as the king's seer. And she is indispensable--until she should ever lead the king astray. The stakes are life and death: for Hild, her family, her loved ones, and the increasing numbers who seek the protection of the strange girl who can read the world and see the future. Hild is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism of the early medieval age--all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Recalling such feats of historical fiction as Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter, Hild brings a beautiful, brutal world--and one of its most fascinating, pivotal figures, the girl who would become St. Hilda of Whitby--to vivid, absorbing life"--
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- H55 2013
- Literary form
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