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Nicola Griffith

Autor(a) de Hild

31+ Works 6,620 Membros 285 Críticas 32 Favorited

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Obras por Nicola Griffith

Hild (2013) 1,522 exemplares
Ammonite (1992) 1,313 exemplares
Slow River (1995) 1,182 exemplares
The Blue Place (1998) 571 exemplares
Stay (2002) 419 exemplares
Spear (2022) 386 exemplares
Always (2007) 277 exemplares
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Editor — 208 exemplares
So Lucky (2018) 168 exemplares
Bending the landscape : Horror (2001) — Editor — 106 exemplares
Menewood (2023) 72 exemplares
Cold Wind (2014) 47 exemplares
It Takes Two 14 exemplares
Song of Bullfrogs Cry of Geese (1991) 5 exemplares
Mirrors And Burnstone 4 exemplares
Yaguara 3 exemplares
Touching Fire 2 exemplares
Wearing My Skin 2 exemplares
Spear Sneak Peek 2 exemplares
The Voyage South 2 exemplares
The Other 2 exemplares
Spawn of Satan 2 exemplares
Acid Rain 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection (2010) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (2005) — Contribuidor — 252 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Little Deaths (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições125 exemplares
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (2000) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Best of Interzone (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Restricted Access: Lesbians on Disability (1999) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1999 (1998) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Red Thirst (1990) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Letters to Tiptree (2015) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Ignorant Armies (1989) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Before They Were Giants: First Works from Science Fiction Greats (2010) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Interzone: The 4th Anthology (1983) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Laughter of Dark Gods (2002) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (2008) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Queer Universes: Sexualities and Science Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 101 (February 2015) (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles (2010) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Soul Jar: Thirty-One Fantastical Tales by Disabled Authors (2023) — Prefácio; Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
StarShipSofa Stories Volume 3 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



As a young child growing up in what is now England in the 7th century, Hild has been told by her mother that she has purpose as the light of the world, the seer that gives advice to her uncle, King Edwin, after her father, Hereric, is poisoned in exile. Navigating the court is no small feat, but Hild has powers of observation that she uses to influence her uncle and survive all the changes brought by the Christian religion being introduced to the country.

This detailed, immersive historical fiction begins when Hild is seven, and as she grew into her own, made friends, and worked to observe and influence even as a young age, I started with a lot of interest even though I have very little knowledge of the place and time period. However, as Hild grew older, I had a harder and harder time following the thread of what was happening - this character here, this other one there, this current threat to Edwin, or that one. I was less interested in her growing romantic attachments, and it became less of a clear plot and more of a list of political machinations of various small kings trying to consolidate power.… (mais)
bell7 | 91 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Hard to follow. But an impressive piece of work. Felt very true to 7th century. The only anachronism that jumped out at me was mention of a 'mosquito' (preferable would have been 'midge' or 'gnat'). The concept of "gemaecce", two women in a formalized friendship, had me searching the internet, and led me to the author's blog. Her tiny author bio, and the book's appendix, had already given a glimpse of her personality and voice - she seems super fun and clever.
Tytania | 91 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Stunning. Read in one sitting. It pulled me in immediately and never loosened its grip. Everything about it was perfect.
MrsHammyMax | 20 outras críticas | Nov 10, 2023 |
This book is very short at under 200 pages, but it took me forever to read it. It wasn’t bad, and there were things I liked, but for some reason it just didn’t hold my interest at all.

I think I was most interested during the beginning, when I had absolutely no idea what this story was about. We’re introduced to a young girl with no name, who lives with her somewhat crazy mother in a cave in the middle of nowhere. She ventures further from her home in her explorations, she can communicate with animals, she observes people from hiding and sometimes does them small favors, and she seems to have special abilities. Something is calling to her, and she eventually leaves her home to search out her destiny.

I was pretty far into the story before I realized what it was based on. I doubt most people would consider it a spoiler, but this book is so short anyway that I’m reluctant to reveal it and possibly ruin a surprise for someone. It wasn’t until the point where Nimuë was first mentioned that I realized this story was based on Arthurian legend. As soon as I saw that name, some of the other character names flashed back through my head and I was like, “Oh… duh.” My knowledge of Arthurian legend isn’t great, and it wasn’t until I skimmed the author’s notes at the end that I learned who the main character, Peretur, was supposed to be.

This is a non-traditional retelling of… the thing in my spoiler tags. I suspect a lot of it went over my head anyway, but I did find the author’s choices that I recognized to be interesting. I was relieved that the thing I most associate with these retellings and thoroughly dread (the love triangle between Arthur, Gwen, and Lance) played very little role in the story and wasn’t a source of drama.

I liked the main character and was moderately interested as more of her back story was revealed, and there was nothing about the story that I found unpleasant to read, but for some reason there just wasn’t anything that gripped me or helped propel me toward the end.

I’m rating this at 2.5 stars and rounding up to 3 for Goodreads.
… (mais)
YouKneeK | 20 outras críticas | Nov 7, 2023 |



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