Published October 14, 2021 by Wood Dragon Books
Spirit Sight (Book 1) – Winner of the Moonbeam Young Adult Fiction eBooks – Bronze Medal
Purple Dragonfly Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks – Honorable Mention
Also available in audiobook on Audible and iTunes!
Combined in one volume with Water Sight (Book 2)
“An evocative epic laced with myth and fact… The Last of the Gifted is a classic.” –
Ottawa Review of Books
Two siblings pledge their magic to protect their people from the invading English, with the help of the last true Prince of Wales—after his murder.
Welsh warrior-in-training Hyw can control the minds of birds and animals.
His sister Catrin can see the future in a drop of water.
When the last true Prince of Wales is slain, Hyw’s gift allows him to meld with the prince’s spirit. Now they must unite their abilities to help their people—and the prince’s traitorous brother—escape Longshanks’ ruthless army.
This award-winning medieval fantasy combines magic, mythology, and forgotten legends with the historical realities of 13th Century Wales.
“Powell’s prose has a lyrical quality… a meticulously researched young adult medieval fantasy with compelling characters and high-stakes action.” – Historical Novels Review
Praise for the series:
“Filled with adventure and romance and a touch of fantasy… Highly Recommended.” – CM Reviews
“Weaving history with romance and fantasy—elegant yet immediately accessible. This is a solid novel worthy of a vast audience’s attention. Highly Recommended.” – Top Shelf Magazine
“Powell keeps us riveted… History and magic are intertwined effortlessly to cast a spell over the reader. At the end, we are left with a castle under siege and a craving to read Book Two: Water Sight.” – Ottawa Review of Books
“If you love historic tales, look no further than this jewel crafted by Marie Powell…” – Scribble’s Worth Reviews
“Intoxicating, electrifying, and resonates with a deep understanding… solid character development that brings forward fantastic yet realistic and relatable realms… Highly recommended!” – thereadera.com
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Marie Powell’s adventures in castle-hopping across North Wales resulted in her award-winning historical fantasy series, Last of the Gifted. Spirit Sight (Book 1) and Water Sight (Book 2). Marie is the author of more than 40 children’s books, along with award-winning short stories and poetry. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from UBC, among other degrees. Find more information about Marie at: mariepowell.ca.