Australian author Elizabeth Foster returns with a second book in her middle grade/young adult fantasy trilogy, suitable for readers ages 12 and up.
In Esme’s Gift, fifteen year old Esme Silver tries to get her father to return with her to Aeolia, but he is broken by Esme’s disappearance (in Esmes’ Wish). Her stepmother is in full control, and Esme discovers some startling information about her. She is torn between Aeolia where her mother lies in a coma and the “real” world where her father lives (and he doesn’t believe Aeolia really exists).
Readers will look forward to Esme’s Voice, coming in 2021. Esme’s Gift is the winner of the 2020 Ippy Award (for best YA fiction) and a Purple Dragonfly Book award (for best fantasy).
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