The Gifting by Anne Brooke
(The Gathandrian Trilogy)

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Simon Hartstongue is a mind-reader, and branded a coward and a murderer. When his overlord and lover Ralph Tregannon turns against him, he is forced to embark on a treacherous journey to the distant and magical land of Gathandria in order to save his country and his own soul. During a series of terrifying trials, Simon must encounter the trickery of the deadly Mind Executioner and the secret dealings of those he ought to trust.

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"The Gifting is a unique fantasy where mental and physical worlds merge in a flight of unrestrained imagination. Unlike much fantasy I've read lately, this book soars with hope. It's a story of redemption gained through a mystical journey through earth, air, fire and water that tests the deepest recesses of a man's soul." (Awesome Indies Reviews)

"The Gifting is merely the introduction to the Gathandrian Trilogy; it's a big world, filled with intrigues and magic, loss and redemption. It's a fantastical place where almost anything is possible, where a coward can become a hero, where the promise for more excitement and enchantment are guaranteed, and I look forward to seeing where Anne Brooke will take us next, as well as discovering what Simon's future holds." (Top2Bottom Reviews)

About Anne Brooke

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Anne Brooke scribbles away in a variety of genres, including gay romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When the wind's in the right direction, she has even won a writing prize or two, and has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Novel Award, the Royal Literary Fund Awards and the Asham Award for Women Writers. An Essex Girl at heart, Anne now lives in Surrey with her long-suffering husband and spends a lot of time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).
Published May 31, 2013 by Anne Brooke Books. 386 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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