Hild

Hild

Hild

A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is the king's youngest niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority. She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. But now she has only 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 her surroundings closely and predicting what will happen next—that can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her. Her uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, plots to become overking of the Angles, ruthlessly using every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king's seer. And she is indispensable—unless she should ever lead the king astray. The stakes are life and death: for Hild, for her family, for her loved ones, and for 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 Middle Ages—all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant, Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nicola Griffith
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2013-11-12
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780374711016


Hild

Hild

'Truly, truly remarkable' Karen Joy Fowler 'Extraordinary...resonates to many of the same chords as Beowulf, the legends of King Arthur, The Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones' Neal Stephenson 'You are a prophet and seer with the brightest mind in an age. Your blood is that of the man who should have been king ...That's what the king and his lords see. And they will kill you, one day' In seventh century Britain, a new religion is coming ashore while small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Hild is the king's youngest niece, with a glittering mind and 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 child and the precarious advantage of a plotting uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, who will stop at nothing to beome king of the Angles. Hild establishes herself at her uncle's side as the king's seer, and becomes indispensable - as long as all goes well for Edwin. The stakes are high - life and death - for Hild, her family and for all those who seek the protection of this strange girl who seems to see the future. In this vivid, utterly compelling novel, Nicola Griffith has brought the Early Middle Ages to life in an extraordinary act of alchemy, transporting the reader into a mesmerising, unforgettable world.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nicola Griffith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-04-10
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9780349134253


Hild

Hild

Possessing uncanny powers of observation that elevate her influence in turbulent seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is established as a seer and compelled to advise the king correctly at the risk of her loved ones. By the Nebula Award-winning author of Ammonite. 75,000 first printing.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Nicola Griffith
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2013-11-12
Total Pages : 546 Pages
ISBN : 9780374280871


The Abbess Of Whitby

The Abbess Of Whitby

Chosen as handmaid to Eostre, the Saxon goddess, Hild would spend a year serving the goddess before she was wed. Her future was mapped out - until her father was murdered, and King Edwin claimed her as kin. Hild's first love was given a key command in Edwin's forces, and vanished from her life, wed to her elder sister. That same day, the court was baptised, ending the people's fertility religion and Hild's role. Life looked bleak - even more so when the husband to whom she was given was killed, along with her child. Hild resented the compulsory baptism, but became intrigued by the Iona priests, and eventually converted. Aidan, the charismatic figure who taught, and lived, a new kind of love, persuaded Hild to help spread the new faith. In thanks for a significant victory, King Oswy ordered her to found one of his new monasteries at Whitby. She would see the men she trained appointed by the Pope as missionary bishops, carrying the faith across Britain.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jill Dalladay
Publisher : Lion Fiction
Release : 2015-08-21
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 1782641548


The Song Of Hild

The Song Of Hild

Translated from the #1 Danish Bestseller, this is a gritty, powerful story about the prominent role women played in the spread of Christianity in seventy-century Britain. Be are drawn into a world of dark dealings, powerful patriarchy and religious wrangling...

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Vibeke Vasbo
Publisher : Sacristy Press
Release : 2018-07-15
Total Pages : 456 Pages
ISBN : 9781910519868


Hild Stories

Hild Stories

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Genre : Literature
Author : Frederick Brigham De Berard
Publisher :
Release : 1905
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015055053717


Notes On The History Of S Begu S Hild

Notes On The History Of S Begu S Hild

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Genre : Abbesses, Christian
Author : Daniel Henry Haigh
Publisher :
Release : 1858
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0019365771


The Numismatic Circular And Catalogue Of Coins Tokens Commemorative War Medals Books Cabinets

The Numismatic Circular And Catalogue Of Coins Tokens Commemorative War Medals Books Cabinets

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Genre :
Author : Spink & Son
Publisher :
Release : 1908
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : PRNC:32101048440943


The Numismatic Circular

The Numismatic Circular

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Genre : Coins
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1904
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015039596203


Bergens Museums Aarbog For 1892 1946

Bergens Museums Aarbog For 1892 1946

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Author : Universitetet i Bergen
Publisher :
Release : 1892
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112111416639