In The best way to buy Hild I outlined all the various factors to take into account when buying a copy of Hild for yourself or as a present for someone else. I come down in favour of a hardcover from your local independent book shop.
But for those who are devoted to the Kindles and Kindle apps, and are looking for an inexpensive gift for the holidays, Amazon currently has Hild on sale for $6.49.
Why? I don’t know. But I do get the same royalty as before so, hey, it doesn’t seem worth fretting about. Think of this as a public service announcement: it’s a great price; I doubt it will last beyond the weekend. (There again, it could stay at this price point forever. It’s not up to me.)
Here are some juicy review quotes to whet your appetite:
“Hild is a book as loving as it is fierce, brilliant and accomplished. To read it felt like a privilege and a gift.” — NPR Books
“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
“…passionate fiction: a novel of loneliness, fear, love, desire and joy in living, and surviving.” — Vulpes Libris