Sunday, September 8, 2013

Some news

Two pieces of news.

On Wednesday, the twentieth anniversary of our first (not legal) wedding, Kelley and I got married in the eyes of the US government.

Some more nifty blurbs for Hild:

"You will never think of them as the Dark Ages again. Griffith's command of the era is worn lightly and delivered as a deeply engaging plot. Her insight into human nature and eye for telling detail is as keen as that of the extraordinary Hild herself. The novel resonates to many of the same chords as Beowulf, the legends of King Arthur, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones—to the extent that Hild begins to feel like the classic on which those books are based."
 — Neal Stephenson
"A book that deserves a place alongside T.H. White, to say nothing of Ellis Peters. Elegantly written—and with room for a sequel."
 — Kirkus
"You could describe Hild as being like Game of Thrones without the dragons, but this is so much deeper than that, so much richer. A glorious, rich, intensely passionate walk through an entirely real landscape, Hild leads us into the dark ages and makes them light, and tense, and edgy and deeply moving. The research is pitch perfect, the characters fully alive. If it wasn't like this, it should have beenand I'm sure that it was!
 — Manda Scott
Publication is getting closer...though still two months away. I'll have more news on appearances, etc. soon.

5 comments:

Tim said...

Congratulations to you and Kelley on your marriage. And congratulations also on receiving such rich and well-deserved praise for Hild.

Nicola Griffith said...

Thank you. I'm particularly pleased at the moment with Neal's blurb. I just have to remind myself not to believe my own publicity :) Got another book to write, no time for basking in glory...

eva lyford said...

I just started Hild and am quite enjoying the main character - she is so vibrant and full! How lucky that it arrived just in time for my holiday reading break.

Nicola Griffith said...

Thank you! Im delighted you're enjoying it so far. I hope Hild sees you through the holidays.

FranW said...

Yes, please do go write the next book!

And major congrats on your wedding. My wife and I got legally married a few months ago, having been together for nearly 15 years, and I can testify that it is a very meaningful and joyous experience. (And not just because of the super awesome wedding cake I made for us :D )