Esme’s Gift

(4 reviews)

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.


Book Details

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm

266 pages






Teen, Fantasy

Release date

30 November 2019




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster

Elizabeth Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago, when reading to her own kids reminded her of how much she missed getting lost in other worlds. Once she started writing, she never looked back. She’s at her happiest when immersed in stories, plotting new conflicts and adventures for her characters. Elizabeth lives in Sydney, where she can be found scribbling in cafés, indulging her love of both words and coffee.

4 reviews for Esme’s Gift

  1. Sorcha

    Esme’s Gift is much more action packed than its successor, Esme’s Wish, but still doesn’t lose the enchanting feel. Fans of Harry Potter will love this book for its similar themes. More of the magical city of Esperance is described in detail and just makes you yearn to live there! 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!

  2. Jean

    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. I especially loved the magical Venetian atmosphere of Esperance, which is expressed via vivid descriptions sprinkled throughout the story. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys being taken away to a beautifully creative fantasy world coupled with an equally as creative magic system all backed up by a fascinating gang of characters.

  3. Julian

    I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this book and couldn’t put it down! It takes everything that was great about book 1 and makes it better. With a well developed whimsical world and heroes you can cheer for, this series has more than earned its place alongside Nevermoor.

  4. Chelsea

    Esme’s Gift took me for an absolutely amazing ride! I was so enthralled with the book, that on my way home from work, I actually missed my train stop! The world and character development is so well balanced and you are getting the full picture throughout. Even though this is a fantasy, the reactions are so realistic and well thought out. I highly recommend this series!

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