Just Arrived: “Songs of the Earth” and “Trinity Rising” by Elspeth Cooper
When The Heir of Night made the shortlist for the Gemmell Morningstar Award earlier this year, I said that one of the very best things about that was sharing what poet Bernadette Hall calls “the crown of good company.”
One of the fellow authors who was part of that very good company was UK novelist, Elspeth Cooper, with her novel Songs of the Earth.
At any rate, the upshot of all this discourse was that we decided it was high time we exchanged books—and today I am delighted to say that Elspeth’s Songs of the Earth and Trinity Rising (The Wild Hunt Books 1 and 2) are here! So I know I won’t have to worry about my Christmas reading…
From the Back Cover:
You’ll already have guessed, given Songs of the Earth was a Gemmell Morningstar shortlistee, that it’s going to be some form of epic/legendary fantasy. But just to give you a bit more of the flavour, here’s the backcover blurb from Songs of the Earth:
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 the stake. Even if he could escape, the Church Knights and their witchfinder would be hot on his heels while his burgeoning power threatens to tear him apart from within.
There is no hope…
… none, but a secretive order, themselves persecuted almost to destruction. If Gair can escape, if he can master his own growing, dangerous abilities, if he can find the Guardians of the Veil, then maybe he will be safe. Or maybe he’ll discover that his fight has only just begun.”
So may the reading fun begin: I feel it will for me, very shortly!