Peter Cooper grew up in Woomera, South Australia. He wrote his first book, a science fiction adventure called 'Children of the Empire', when he was twelve years old and continued to write as a teenager, mainly fantasy stories. After a gap of ten years, during which time he finished a degree in Ancient History and another in Electrical Engineering, he took up writing again. His work has been published in anthologies and magazines such as Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Kaleidotrope, Antipodean SF and Fablecroft's After the Rain anthology. His children's fantasy series Tales of the Blue Jade is published by Omnibus Books.
Latest Book: The Mapmaker's Apprentice: Tales of the Blue Jade Book 2
Omnibus Books, Parkside, 2012
Dillen, Koto and Tajni are free of their cruel masters and ready for their next adventure. Dillen is drawn to a respected mapmaker's appeal for an apprentice and hopes to be chosen. But many others want the job, and the test for them all is to undertake a journey to a mountain pass haunted by a fearsome creature said to be the size of a barn and to move like a hunting snake. Dillen and his friends soon discover they have an even more perilous mission on their hands, one that could be the end for all of them ...
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- young adult
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