Elspeth Cooper

Purveyor of fine fantasy adventures

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In conversation with Helen Lowe (plus giveaway)

Helen Lowe author pic

DGLA winner Helen Lowe

There’s an interview with me over on Helen Lowe’s blog. I had enormous fun chatting with her, on subjects as varied as story structure, having a soft spot for old-fashioned heroes, and my downright unhealthy love for edged weapons.

There’s also some (spoiler-free) hints about what you can expect in Book 3 of the Wild Hunt, The Raven’s Shadow. Click here to read.

For those of you who don’t know, Helen is the author of the Wall of Night series, the first book of which, Heir of Night, pipped yours truly’s Songs of the Earth to the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award ‘Morningstar’ for best debut.

Look! Free stuff!

Helen has also generously hosted a giveaway alongside the interview. Just leave a comment on her post to go into the draw to win signed, personalised copies of Songs of the Earth and Trinity RIsing (UK trade paperback). Open worldwide; details on Helen’s post.

Free books. What’s not to love?

 

 

The Next Big Thing: THE RAVEN’S SHADOW

Ruins and ravens

Ruins and ravens…

Urban fantasy author Suzanne McLeod – of Spellcrackers fame – tagged me to be part of The Next Big Thing blogfest meme – you can read her post here.

Unable as I am to pass up any opportunity to waffle on about my books, I naturally said yes. There’s ten questions to answer, so without further ado . . .

What is the working title of your next book?

It’s called The Raven’s Shadow, and that’ll probably be the final title too. It’s the third instalment of The Wild Hunt Quartet. Sorry, I’ve no cover art yet!

Where did the idea come from for the book?

It’s part of a series, so it’s hard to separate the genesis of this volume from the Quartet as a whole. It brings together the events set into motion in the preceding volume, Trinity Rising, and leaves our protagonists scattered across an Empire teetering on the brink of disintegration, ready for The Dragon House which will, if the stars align and nothing untoward happens, conclude the series.

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