Elspeth Cooper is a British fantasy writer, author of The Wild Hunt series. “Urgh, fantasy. All elves and prophecies and gnomic wizards, yes?” Er, no. There’s not an elf in sight. No prophecies either, and it is bereft of dwarves, orcs, generic Dark Lords and all the other familiar epic fantasy furniture. It’s just a damn good read.

She is a true storyteller — Alexander Kent