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Author Griffith, Nicola, author.

Title Hild / Nicola Griffith.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

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 GDL Central Library Fiction    GRIFFITH,NIC    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC GRIFFITH,N    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC GRIFFITH,N    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Fiction    FIC GRIFFITH,N    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Fiction    FIC GRIFFITH,N    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 546 pages : map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "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: 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"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Hilda, of Whitby, Saint, 614-680 -- Fiction.
Christian women saints -- England -- Whitby -- Fiction.
Christian saints -- England -- Northumbria (Region) -- Fiction.
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780374280871 hardback
0374280878 hardback

 
    
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