“Last of the Gifted” series – Historical Fantasy at its best from Award-winning Young Adult Author, Marie Powell

"Filled with adventure and romance and a touch of fantasy … Highly Recommended.” 5 Stars - CM Reviews

Audiobook Release

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.

Now Hyw and Catrin must stretch their gifts to stand between their people and the ruthless army of Edward I (a.k.a. Longshanks). When the prince is slain, Hyw’s gift allows him to meld with the prince’s spirit, to guide them in fighting back against the English invaders.

This award-winning medieval fantasy combines magic, mythology, and historical legends with the realities of 13th Century Wales.

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GFK8BSJ/

Amazon.ca: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/1989078281

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Spirit-Sight-Audiobook/B09CFTDRJL

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/spirit-sight-last-of-the-gifted-book-1-unabridged/id1581630663

Honors and Awards



Spirit Sight (Book 1) – Winner of the Moonbeam Young Adult Fiction eBooks – Bronze Medal

Purple Dragonfly Science Fiction & Fantasy eBooks – Honorable Mention

Published by Wood Dragon Books, Spirit Sight is now available in audiobook on Audible and iTunes!

Omnibus format available in October, combining Spirit Sight (Book 1) and Water Sight (Book 2)

Praise for Spirit Sight:

“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

“…Fantasy, mythology, and historical conflict… A meticulously researched young adult medieval fantasy with compelling characters and high-stakes action. Recommended.” – Historical Novels Review

“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

​About Marie:

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.

With support from Creative Saskatchewan’s Market and Export Development Grant Program.

To request additional review copies or an interview with Marie, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: [email protected] / 403.464.6925.

We look forward to the coverage!

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