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The Resource Hild, Nicola Griffith

Hild, Nicola Griffith

Label
Hild
Title
Hild
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Griffith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 mediaeval 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"--
  • Daughter of a poisoned prince and a crafty noblewoman, quiet, bright-minded Hild arrives at the court of King Edwin of Northumbria, where the six-year-old takes on the role of seer/consiglieri for a monarch troubled by shifting allegiances and Roman emissaries attempting to spread their new religion
Summary
Daughter of a poisoned prince and a crafty noblewoman, quiet, bright-minded Hild arrives at the court of King Edwin of Northumbria, where the six-year-old takes on the role of seer/consiglieri for a monarch troubled by shifting allegiances and Roman emissaries attempting to spread their new religion
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10218865
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith, Nicola
Dewey number
813.54
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hilda
  • Christian women saints
  • Christian saints
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Hild, Nicola Griffith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000052205037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780374280871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
Label
Hild, Nicola Griffith
Publication
Control code
000052205037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 546 pages
Isbn
9780374280871
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
map, genealogical table

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