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Songs of the Earth

Trinity Rising – Chapter Two

Chapter Two: SPEAKER OF THE CRAINNH Drwyn set a torch to his father’s tent at dusk, in accordance with tradition. The flames licked at the painted leather tentatively, as if savouring a strange new food, then found their appetite and leapt up to devour it. In minutes the pyre was well alight, fire swaying and […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter One

There are many, many reasons why it’s always a pleasure to introduce a sneak-preview into an authors work, but being able to share something you absolutely love yourself is definitely one of them. Trinity Rising, as you may have seen in Elspeth Cooper’s blog piece here wasn’t the easiest book and went through some dramatic […]

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Trinity Rising is coming . . .

We’re counting down the days until we publish Trinity Rising, the phenomenal sequel to Elspeth Cooper’s Songs of the Earth, which was nominated for Best Debut Novel 2011. If you’ve missed it – somehow! – just go over here to read a first chapter and see what all the fuss is about! Watch this space, […]

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Exclusive 90 Second Interview with Elspeth Cooper

In celebration of the David Gemmell Award short-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-ninety-seconds with as many short-listed authors as we can get our hands on! Today we’ve caught up with Elspeth Cooper, author of the acclaimed fantasy debut novel Songs of the Earth which is nominated for Best […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Five: Magic

Chapter Five: Magic Magic, rising, swelling into many voices. It filled the air around Gair and time slowed. Tiny details became sharply, painfully clear. Gorse-flowers blazed bright as flames on the viridian bushes. A billion motes of dust spangled the air. Hooves rose and fell as if through treacle and each hoof-beat boomed round his […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Four: Gatekeeper

Chapter Four: Gatekeeper Masen breathed out slowly. His breath curled into steam on the frosty air and disappeared into the bare branches of the trees around him. He had to be careful now, not make the slightest sound, or his quarry would hear him, despite the chatter of the stony river. The stag’s hearing was […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Three Goran's Hound

CHAPTER THREE: GORAN’S HOUND Panic fluttered a wing in Gair’s chest. ‘I’ll need some clothes.’ ‘Already taken care of.’ Alderan pointed at a bundle on the settle by the hearth. Wrapped up inside a stout winter cloak, Gair found several plain shirts, some breeches and a sheepskin jerkin, hardly new, but all neatly mended. They […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Two: Shadowkin

CHAPTER TWO: SHADOWKIN Wind swept down from the snow-cap with a keenness that cut the breath from Gair’s lungs. He had climbed as high as he dared this time, to a rocky spur far above the tree line where the air was so thin and cold it burned. This was where he belonged. Up here […]

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Elspeth Cooper 60 Second Interview

In celebration of the David Gemmell Award long-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-sixty-seconds with as many long-listed authors as we can get our hands on. Today we’ve caught up with Elspeth Cooper, author of the acclaimed fantasy debut novel Songs of the Earth which is nominated for Best […]

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Perfect presents . . .

With nine shopping days left until Christmas the pressure to find something wonderful for family and friends is on! I have already made my wishes perfectly clear to Santa (one Sith dressing gown, thankyouverymuch), but just in case you’re trying to puzzle out the prefect present for someone who hasn’t been quite so precise, here […]

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