Elspeth Cooper

Purveyor of fine fantasy adventures


Sounds vaguely perverse, doesn’t it?

Well, if that’s how you got here, hello and make yourself at home.  New friends are always welcome.  Feel free to poke around.  The main website www.elspethcooper.com has more about me and my writing.



  1. As I mentioned in my ‘idea shower’ comment, I found your blog via Tessa’s bloghop.

    Just want to say I enjoyed the little bits I read of The Wild Hunt series (I love the Songs of the Earth, both the title and the concept!)

    Congrats on getting published – I’m looking forward to reading this series!

    • Ellie

      31/07/2010 at 10:22 am

      Thanks, Roh–about ten months left to wait until it hits the shelves. OMG I’m nervous!

  2. Hello, new blog friend! I found your site on this here blorgy or whatever this is. Your book sounds great! I am always looking for fantasy that I like to read, which is a bit tricky because I’m not really into most of the genre. But I have always been interested in folklore and history, so I’m now working on a fairy tale-based novel and feel I should read some good fantasy books in the process.

    I love your description: “guaranteed free from from long-lost heirs, prophecies and tow-headed farmboys who become master swordsmen after ten minutes’ practice.” Ha!

    Now, I must admit, my book does contain long-lost heirs… except that everybody and their fourth cousin happens to be a potential “heir” to the promiscuous King Gunnar the Great. And it does have lots of “prophecies,” but they are all self-fulfilling by the superstitious bumpkins of the land. And there is a tow-headed farmboy who THINKS he has become a master swordsman after ten minutes’ practice and a “magic” sword (after all, he is the “prophecied” “heir” of the cursed kingdom), but it’s only a joke that an old lady plays on him.

    • Ellie

      29/07/2010 at 6:10 pm

      I’m all for taking established tropes and twisting them until they squeal–more power to you. I even have one of my characters riffing on the mysterious-birthmark, long-lost-heir theme.

      There’s an extract from Songs on my website if you want to whet your appetite.

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