Song of the Sea God

My novel Song of the Sea God is published by Skylight Press.

It’s available on Amazon in the UK in print and on Kindle here.

and on Amazon USA in print and on Kindle here.

And lots of other places too – including any book shop you care to order it from.

It’s a literary novel – and perhaps the easiest way to describe what it’s about is to include the publisher’s description of the book:


Along with the strange flotsam of the sea, the aptly named John Love drifts in on the grey North Sea tide to grace a remote island off the English coast. The stranger, both bedazzling and unnerving, effects an immediate messianic glow upon the bladder-wracked community of odds and sods, making disciples of the most unlikely characters. Chris Hill’s visionary and delightfully bizarre novel reads like the gospel for a neophyte religion spawning in the sea foam among strange goings-on. It examines how destiny is the result of the collective will, especially among tribal folk who forever yearn to conform to ancient cants and creeds.

Song of the Sea God comes from both the ancient incantations of history and mythology and the awkward cadences of the modern age. The plot is riddled with humour and pathos, which will delight fans of the contemporary British literary novel.  With rich symbolism and delicious twists of irony, Hill takes the reader on a microcosmic wild ride in a story told by a mute that starts in a pub called The Vengeance.  Along the way the reader is treated to a feast of psychotic musings that somehow manages to include miracles, Tip Rats, plastic ducks, the life of pebbles, and a Diary of Stools.

ISBN: 978-1-908011-55-8

Check out reviews of Song if the Sea God from readers on Amazon UK here.

And from Amazon USA here.


8 thoughts on “Song of the Sea God

    • Thanks Sue – very kind of you. As I understand it Skylight do put their titles on Kindle though probably not straight away – I think they aim to sell physical books first and, of course, I’ll be aiming to help them with that. Would be great to see it on Kindle after that though!

  1. Song of the Sea God sounds very intriguing about destiny, particularly among tribal folk who forever yearn to conform to ancient cants and creeds. I’m very interested in Celtic culture and mythology and was wondering if your novel eludes to this. I definitely will check out your book.

    • Thank you! I suppose it does allude to those things to an extent yes – the book set in the present day but it does echo all kinds of old myths and traditions. I researched quite a lot of material about Celtic myths before I wrote the book. The area where I set it – off the coast of Cumbria in North West England, also has a strong Viking connection, the hill farmers there still count sheep in old Norse.

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