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The Gifting

The Gifting - Anne Brooke I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.This is a fantastic fantasy that kept me glued to the pages! I loved it!Johan and Isabella are brother and sister. They are complex characters. Johan is a man of pure spirit; he is kind and considerate. Isabella has a secret, and is willing to kill to protect it. They have been sent on a mission to find Simon, in the hopes that he will be The One to stop the mind-executioner, Gelahn.Simon is another fantastic character. He has a big heart, but has his love been misplaced? I really felt for this character, as he has to face the consequences of his actions. He see's himself as a coward, but I don't see him that way. He is actually quite brave, but misguided.This story is totally captivating! I loved the imagery and vivid descriptions of the different worlds that the trio traverse.I love the way the story flows, with the different points of view from not only Johan, Isabella and Simon, but from Annyeke (one of the Gathandrian's) too. This is a tale of magic, love, loss and betrayal that had me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. The ending is bittersweet, but it makes me look forward to reading the next book in the series.Anne Brooke has written a compelling fantasy that swept me away to a land of danger and adventure. I am adding Anne to my favourite authors list - not only is she an accomplished children's story writer, but a fantastic fantasy novelist! I highly recommend this book if you love fantasy novels. - Lynn Worton