An interview with Elspeth Cooper

This week Josh talks to UK author Elspeth Cooper about her fantasy series The Wild Hunt, her latest book Trinity Rising, and all manner of topics

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About Elspeth
Elspeth Cooper was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north-east of England.

Her parents read her 'Ivanhoe' as a bedtime story, which was, she says, their first mistake. Then an inspired primary school teacher introduced her, at age 8, to 'Beowulf', and by age 11 she'd worked her way through every book in the house, including her Dad's Penguin Classics editions of 'The Odyssey' and 'The Iliad'. 'The Lord of the Rings' was pretty much a natural progression, and an epic fantasy adventure fan was born.

Elspeth describes herself as a voracious reader, and cites amongst her influences Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Guy Gavriel Kay, Robert Holdstock and Tad Williams. She currently lives in Northumberland with her husband and cats, in a house full of books.

'Songs of the Earth' was her first novel, and the first in The Wild Hunt series. The adventure continues in 'Trinity Rising', out now.

Music
The awesome music you'll hear at the beginning and end of this podcast is by musician and composer Bart Stoop, who you can find on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bartstoop and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/bartstoop1991

Our Elspeth Cooper reviews

The Raven's Shadow

by Elspeth Cooper

Three moons are rising. They are rising over the snowy Archen Mountains, where Teia struggles through the high passes to carry her warning to the Empire: the Nimrothi war b [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 3
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Trinity Rising

by Elspeth Cooper

As Gair struggles with grief over the loss of the only home he had known, and his beloved, he is walking into a conflict that's greater and more deadly than he or his m [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 2
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Songs of the Earth

by Elspeth Cooper

Gair is under a death sentence. He can hear music - music with power - and in the Holy City that means only one thing: he's a witch, and he's going to be burnt at t [...]

Series: The Wild Hunt: Book 1
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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