Hild
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition
First edition.
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viii, 546 pages : map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
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English
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9780374280871 (hardcover)

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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--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Griffith, N. (2013). Hild. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Griffith, Nicola. 2013. Hild. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Griffith, Nicola, Hild. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Griffith, Nicola. Hild. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. Print.

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