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,
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
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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I really am still not sure about this book and it could be because I didn’t read the first book.
It was a good book that shows a wonderful story that really has so much to offer to a younger audience as well as to an older one.
I think that this book will be a wonderful way to teach about perseverance and that one thing all of us need to learn and use.
This makes me very happy to see an author tackle this in a way that is both entertaining and also educational.