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Terror was within. Terror was without.
Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy.
In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift—the power to observe the past—and uncover the secrets she needs to save her mother, Ariane.
In between attending school in the beguiling canal city of Esperance, Esme and her friends—old and new—travel far and wide across Aeolia, gathering the ingredients for a potent magical elixir.
Their journey takes them to volcanic isles, sunken ruins and snowy eyries, spectacular places fraught with danger, where they must face their deepest fears and find hope in the darkest of places.
Esme’s Gift, the second instalment in the Esme trilogy, is a gripping fantasy adventure for readers 12 years and over.
Fans of Harry Potter will love this book for its similar themes. The genuine friendship of the characters make this book a satisfying read, and hints at a healthy romance in the next book. The conclusion of the trilogy will be greatly anticipated! Sorcha, Goodreads
From dragons diving into volcanoes, Esme and her friends portalling out of art class and deep underwater adventures, Esme’s Gift is quite simply a thrilling and exciting read. Jean, Goodreads
This series for readers aged 12 and over just gets better! Esme Silver has the gift of being able to see something which happens in the past. It is usually associated with when she touches water but its revelations have impacted on her life. With her mother trapped in a magical sleep, her father not believing her mother is still alive and a stepmother – and aunt – who Esme doesn’t trust, this fifteen year old is in for some difficult choices and lots more adventures!
Esme has travelled to the magical canal city of Esperance in Aeolia. Here she discovers that a powerful magical elixir could help her Mum regain consciousness but to make it she’ll need to collect the ingredients and they’re definitely off the shelf handy purchases! She’ll have to overcome obstacles, have magical adventures and need the help of her talented friends along with a major helping of good luck! There’s a new – magical – school to start, strange creatures to see and even dragons to ride in this action packed enthralling second book in this trilogy. Can Esme help save her Mum – and convince her Dad to travel to Aeolia, too?
This author has taken the magical and made it believable in this enthralling trilogy. This is a great addition to the story and now I can’t wait to read the final instalment, too! I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and being totally engrossed in it from start to finish!
I read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago when reading to my own kids reminded me how much I missed getting lost in other worlds. It’s never too late to find and follow your passion! I now have two books published and am about to start writing the third and final story in the Esme series. My home base is Sydney, where I can often be found running (just kidding – walking) by the water, or scribbling in cafés.
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