Marie Powell featuring Water Sight and Spirit Sight



Historical Fantasy at its best from Award-winning

Young Adult Author, Marie Powell

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

Water Sight (Book 2) - Released November 2020

Published by Wood Dragon Books, the books are available worldwide, in digital and print across all platforms!

“Amazingly written, emotionally driven, and fantasy-fueled …a must-read for fans of the historical fiction/fantasy genres … 10 out of 10.”  Anthony Avina

Wales, 1283: A world at war

Catrin can see the future in a drop of water.

Her brother Hyw can take the shape of any bird or animal.

Only their magic can thwart the invading English forces
determined to bring down the country.

The Prince of Wales needs three magical relics to rally the straggling Welsh forces. Catrin’s gift of Second Sight may be the only hope for success - if she can outwit the English lord who wants to use her gift to capture the prince.

Her brother Hyw is on the run with the prince and the dwindling Welsh army. To escape the betrayal dogging their heels, Hyw takes refuge in his evolving gift—until shifting shapes puts his humanity in jeopardy.

With Hyw trapped in his magic and her betrothed imprisoned, Catrin faces an impossible choice: save her brother, or save the man she loves.

Winner of the Moonbeam Bronze Medal for Best YA Fiction

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.

Warrior-in-training Hyw can control the minds of animals. His sister Catrin can see the future in a drop of water.

Hyw wants to use his gift to win a place in the Prince of Wales' bodyguard. Then ambush and murder stretch the gift in unexpected ways as the slain prince's spirit melds with Hyw to help guide him in fighting back against the invading English army.

Catrin visions hold only disaster and death. She must convince the young nobleman she’s pledged to marry to help prevent the genocide she foresees.

Can the gifts be trusted? Or will their world shatter around them?

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

"Weaving history with romance and fantasy—elegant yet immediately accessible. Highly Recommended." - Top Shelf Magazine

More Praise for Spirit Sight: 

"…Powell does a great job mixing elements of fantasy, mythology, and historical conflict... Overall, a meticulously researched young adult medieval fantasy with compelling characters and high-stakes action. Recommended.” - J. Lynn Else, Historical Novel Review, Issue 95 (February 2021)

 “…Well researched and beautifully written, Powell keeps us riveted with this, her debut historical fantasy. History and magic are intertwined effortlessly to cast a spell over the reader...” - Wendy Hawkin, Ottawa Review of Books 



Kobo (ebook):

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Spirit Sight 

Water Sight  



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. Marie is an experienced speaker/panelist, and presents her specialty "Castles of Wales" talk to audiences ranging from Regina’s St. David's Day banquet to middle-grade classrooms throughout the region. Find her at

This project is made possible through Creative Saskatchewan's Book Publishing Production Grant and Market and Export Development Grant Program.

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


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