|Baron of Pirate's Swoop|
|Start of Reign|
|End of Reign|
|Years of Service|
|Parents||Eleni Cooper, Myles of Olau|
|Wife||Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau|
|Children||Thom, Alan and Alianne|
|Descendants||Ochobai, Ulasu and Junim Crow|
|Rank||Second in command spymaster|
George Cooper gains the position of king of thieves early in life. Later he marries Alanna of Trebond and is granted estates by the Crown, becoming Baron George of Pirate's Swoop. He then puts his talents learned among the thieves to use by helping his father-in-law and stepfather, Myles of Olau, as his second-in-command as the realm's spymaster. He is also known as The Whisper Man by his contacts.
George is the son of Eleni Cooper, a former priestess in the Temple of the Mother, and an unknown temple worshipper. George grew up in the rough Lower City, where he learned to steal and speak slang. By the time he was seventeen, George had become the Rogue, or The King of Thieves, in the capital city of Corus. He later become a good friend of Alanna, whom he met as Alan, claiming he trusted his intuition in befriending her. He taught her to fight barehanded or with a dagger, in order to give her the upper hand in her feud with Ralon of Malven. He sold Alanna her first horse, Moonlight, and Jonathan of Conté his horse Darkness. He sold Moonlight to Alanna at a significantly lower price than he should have gotten, telling Jonathan he would "give her to the boy outright, if he'd take her". After he learned that she was secretly a girl, he began passing letters between Alanna and her brother Thom.
When Jonathan was crowned king, George was given a pardon. He gave up his life of crime and become the Baron of Pirate's Swoop. He and Alanna married in 439 HE Eventually, George used the skills of his past to assist Tortall's spymaster, Myles of Olau, who is also his father-in-law.
By the time of Wild Magic, George and Alanna have had three children: Thom and the twins, Alan and Alianne. In this series he is a supporting character who helps during the siege of Pirate's Swoop, his home with Alanna. He also appears in Daughter of the Lioness in the Copper Isles to visit his daughter in disguise.
George is a tall, lean young man with white teeth and tan skin. Like his mother, he has bright hazel eyes and brown hair, which he cuts short like most commoners. He is also described as having a beaky nose, inherited from his father, that is too large for good looks, but he looks handsome when he smiles. He is supposed to be around six feet 4 inches. He is heavily muscled and has eyes that are full of mischief. He carries a number of knives and daggers as to be always ready for an attack, legacy of his time as the Rogue, or the King of Thieves in Tortall. His daughter Alianne, the main character of Trickster's Queen, is also always armed, and has George's hazel eyes.
From the first time he saw her, George took a liking to Alanna of Trebond. He was the first of her friends to know that "Alan" was a girl. George waited for Alanna for eight years, weathering her relationships with both Jonathan and Liam Ironarm. His patience paid off, as eventually he "finally tamed himself a Lioness."
Fern Cooper ┬ unnamed man │ ┌—————┴————————————————————————┐ │ │ Ilony Cooper ┬ unnamed man ? ┬ ? │ │ ┌—————————————————————-——————————————————┴-———————————————-———————————————┐ Philben Cooper ┬ Delene Cooper │ │ │ │ │ Rebakah Cooper ┬ Farmer Cape Diona Cooper Lorine Cooper Willes Cooper Nilo Cooper 4 children │ 6 generations │ ┌┴——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————┐ │ │ Myles of Olau — Eleni Cooper ┬ unnamed man Trebond unnamed │ │ │ George Cooper ┬ Alanna of Pirate's Swoop and Olau Rispah Cooper ┬ Coram Smythesson │ │ Trebond ┌———————┬———————┬——————┬—————┬—————┬————┬—————┴┬—————┬—————┐ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ Jonthair Alinna Thomsen Mylec Daran Liam Thayine Rose Elenna Buran
In addition to his mother, Eleni, George also has a stepfather/father-in-law, Myles of Olau. One of his known ancestors is Beka Cooper. George marries Alanna, and together they have three children: Thom (named for Alanna's deceased brother), and twins, Alianne and Alan. Alianne grows up to marry a man called Nawat, and they give George his first grandchildren: triplets Ulasu, Junim, and Ochabai.
- Terrier (prologue)
- Alanna: The First Adventure
- In the Hand of the Goddess
- The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
- Lioness Rampant
- Wild Magic
- Lady Knight (only mentioned)
- Trickster's Choice (minor character)
- Trickster's Queen (minor character)
Notes and references
- ↑ Trickster's Queen, Cp. 1 (p. 9; Random House paperback)
- ↑ Alanna: The First Adventure, Cp. 2 (p. 48; Random House paperback)
- ↑ Alanna: The First Adventure, Cp. 5 (p. 122; Random House paperback)
- ↑ Trickster's Choice, Cp. 1 (p. 7; Random House paperback)