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Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper
  

Songs of the Earth

Part of the WILD HUNT Series
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Combining superb characterisation with an epic story, it is beautifully told and engaging from the very first word.

If you like Elspeth Cooper you might also like to read books by Joe Abercrombie, Patrick Rothfuss and Kristin Cashore.

Synopsis

Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper

SONGS OF THE EARTH is the most compelling debut fantasy novel since Patrick Rothfuss first hit the shelves four years ago, with the stunning THE NAME OF THE WIND. 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 threatesn 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.

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It's an incredible example of the genre and feels fresh, with a vibrant air, characters that come alive in the pages and walk through a world that is both detailed and imaginative... I simply can't rate this novel high enough it's a nigh-on perfect taste of high fantasy. -- Antony Jones * SFBOOKREVIEWS blog *


About the Author

Elspeth Cooper (Ellie) was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne. Ever since she was read IVANHOE as a bedtime story, she has been fascinated by storytelling. Now her lifelong fascination with language has been put into practice with SONGS OF THE EARTH, her first novel, and the first of The Wild Hunt series.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2012

Author

Elspeth Cooper

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Author's Website

www.elspethcooper.com

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

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ISBN

9780575096165

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