From the author of Always (2007) comes this sweeping historical novel reimagining the life of the young woman who would become Saint Hilda of Whitby. In seventh-century Britain, Hild, the king's youngest niece, is sent to live at court. She soon establishes a place at his side as his indispensable seer. The stakes are life and death for Hild and all her loved ones. Griffith brilliantly evokes the young woman at the heart of the violence and mysticism of the early Middle Ages and succeeds at bringing this beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.