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Songs of the Earth : The Wild Hunt Book One

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

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 132 x 197 x 32mm | 342g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0575096160
  • 9780575096165
  • 173,754

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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 20120222
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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 *
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About Elspeth Cooper

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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Rating details

2,216 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 23% (518)
4 37% (820)
3 27% (595)
2 9% (197)
1 4% (86)
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