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Louise Cooper
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May 29, 1952 -- October 21, 2009

Louise Cooper was born in Hertfordshire in 1952. She began writing stories when she was at school to entertain her friends. She hated school so much, in fact—spending most lessons clandestinely writing stories—that she persuaded her parents to let her abandon her education at the age of fifteen and has never regretted it.

She continued to write and her first full-length novel was published when she was only twenty years old. She moved to London in 1975 and worked in publishing before becoming a full-time writer in 1977. Since then she has become a prolific writer of fantasy, renowned for her bestselling Time Master trilogy. She has published more than eighty fantasy and supernatural novels, both for adults and children. She also wrote occasional short stories for anthologies, and has co-written a comedy play that was produced for her local school.

Louise Cooper lived in Cornwall with her husband, Cas Sandall, and their black cat, Simba. She gained a great deal of writing inspiration from the coast and scenery, and her other interests included music, folklore, cooking, gardening and "messing about on the beach." Just to make sure she keeps busy, she was also treasurer of her local Lifeboat station.

Louise passed away suddenly in October 2009. She was a wonderful and talented lady and will be greatly missed.


Books by Louise Cooper


Time Master Trilogy series
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  • The Initiate
    Louise Cooper
    The seven gods of Order had ruled unchallenged for centuries, served by the adepts of the Circle in their bleak northern... More
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  • The Outcast
    Louise Cooper
    Tarod alone knew the nature of the supernatural force locked within his soul—and he knew that it must be thwarted, no... More
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  • The Master
    Louise Cooper
    Tarod had won his freedom; but the cold white jewel that contained the key to his sorcerous power had been lost, together... More

Star Shadow Trilogy series
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  • Star Ascendant
    Louise Cooper
    "How strong are you? That's all that matters, you see. Your strength. Your ability to look on the face of Chaos and stay... More
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  • Eclipse
    Louise Cooper
    "Three times I've compiled those damned lists, and I'm running out of names. But he still wants more. More souls for his... More
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  • Moonset
    Louise Cooper
    "I stand before you in this place, and I walk towards you on this way. The way is old but the way is long, and the way... More

Other books by Louise Cooper
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  • The King's Demon
    Louise Cooper
    A young woman regains consciousness to find herself alone on a moorland road at dead of night, with no memory but for two... More
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  • Sacrament of Night
    Louise Cooper
    They’ve been visiting the human world for centuries, the strange, frail, totally colorless denizens of the Twilight... More
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  • The Summer Witch
    Louise Cooper
    When Carys is married off to an ageing widower by her greedy father, she invents an imaginary lover in the unlikely guise... More
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  • Our Lady Of The Snow
    Louise Cooper
    The small kingdom of Vyskir is under threat of invasion by Duke Arec, leader of the neighboring state. The people of... More

Louise's official website is www.louisecooper.com.