Goldster Conversations: Inside Story

with Marie Powell Author of Last Of The Gifted Water Sight and Spirit Sight

22 December 2023

Two siblings pledge their magic to protect their people from the invading English, with the help of the last true Prince of Wales – but 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 escape a ruthless army.

Marie Powell’s Last Of The Gifted series with Water Sight and Spirit Sight have been hailed as immediate classics which combine medieval fantasy, magic, mythology, and forgotten legends with the historical realities of 13th Century Wales. One critic describes how history and magic intertwine effortlessly to cast a spell over the reader. Marie is the author of more than forty books and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada and holds regular writing workshops. Join Marie with Humphrey Hawksley in a Goldster Conversation to talk about creative writing, the young adult genre, what is so compelling about fantasy and how an author can imagine ancient Wales from the sparseness of central Canada. Inside Story, 12.00 Friday December 22nd 2023.