Elspeth Cooper

Purveyor of fine fantasy adventures

The Raven’s Shadow: cover launch

The Raven's Shadow final cover artMy lords, gentlepersons and other sentient beings, I give you THE RAVEN’S SHADOW, Book 3 of The Wild Hunt.

This will be arriving on your bookstore shelves on August 15th, in hardcover and trade paperback, so get your pre-orders in, if you haven’t already.

The artwork is once again by Dominic Harman, and continues the book-covers-that-look-like-books theme. Click the image for a larger version. Striking, isn’t it?

Now, you all remember where we left things at the end of TRINITY RISING, yes? Teia struggling through the mountains to avert a disaster only she can see? Gair in mortal peril in El Maqqam? Splendid.

In this book we return to the mainland as the Nimrothi war band advances southwards through the Archen Mountains, bent on reclaiming their ancient homeland with the help of Maegern the Raven, Keeper of the Dead. Under a trinity moon, battle will be joined. Ytha and her war band, forty thousand strong, versus a scant legion of imperial infantry, a handful of Arennorian clansmen, and one damaged gaeden with nothing left to lose.

Places, everyone. And . . . action!

 

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11 Comments

  1. Laura

    I had a major burst of excitement seeing that my favourite fantasy series has a third book! Can’t wait to pick it up.
    I’m completely immersed in the story and world of Gair, Teia, Maegern and all the other characters.

    I think I’ve read my copy of Songs of The Earth five times, the spine being completely broken and falling apart, but I’ll read it again until I’ve ordered this book!
    Just wanted to say I really admire your work.

  2. Alexis Kelly

    I too want to know if there will be a UK audible – please!

    • Ellie

      Latest information from the digital guys at Orion is we are green for go on a UK audio edition of The Raven’s Shadow, but still no news on when!

  3. Anita H

    I literally just finished Trinity Rising, and was so glad to see the third book is finished, but “when” in the US will it appear. Great read, what a cliff-hanger!!

    • Ellie

      Anita, I’m delighted that you enjoyed it so much! Just so you know, it looks like The Raven’s Shadow will be out in the US at the beginning of March 2014, so not long to wait. I am also giving away five signed copies here – one week left to enter!

  4. Naqish Ghulam

    hi,

    any idea if there is going to be an audio version of this book?

    thanks

    Naqish

  5. itachimaru

    Do you have any idea when the raven’s shadow will be released on kindle ? For now it’s only “the real deal”.

    Thanks

    • Ellie

      As far as I know, the UK Kindle edition will be available at the same time as the print books: 15th August. If you’re elsewhere in the world, I’m afraid I have no firm news on release dates, other than a guesstimate of “about a year after the last one”!

  6. Suz Wright

    Can’t wait for Raven’s Shadow! Just finishing up Trinity Rising. I am in love with the storyline, and the characters. I picked up the first book after Games of Thrones finished their season, and now I am HOOKED. I hope this is picked up for a series!!

    • Ellie

      I’m delighted to hear you’re enjoying it. As soon as copies of THE RAVEN’S SHADOW arrive in my hot little hands, I will be doing a giveaway – watch this space! And don’t worry, if HBO or anyone else comes a-knockin’, I’ll make sure to let everyone know.

  7. Ann Will

    I’m eagerly awaiting August 15th and The Raven’s Shadow. I want to know what happens to Gair, Alderan and all the main characters in peril as we left them at the end of Trinity Rising. Don’t want to put the books down once I start them.

    Ann

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