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Hild and the triumph of the skeptical fantasy novel

Nicola Griffith's latest book Hild has all the ingredients of a fantasy novel, including a medieval setting and a main character with powers that seem supernatural. And yet it's also a brilliantly-researched work of historical fiction. Call it skeptical fantasy, or an epic that treats magic as politically-charged… » 1/20/14 5:05pm 1/20/14 5:05pm