"A fresh new fantasy of an enchanting world." -Wendy Orr, author of Nim's Island and Dragonfly Song
"Captivating. This colorful, well-constructed tale is as much detective story as fantasy and deftly blends both elements into a page-turning plot that hooks the reader in. The world's lushly described architecture, mythology, sirens, and dragons create the allure of being whisked away into a great adventure. -Sarah Scheele for Readers' Favorite
"Atmospheric descriptions are thick with sensation and emotion....this vivid story is packed with twists and turns that will keep readers involved up to its unexpected end." -Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"A well-constructed tale... Esme is an engaging and fully-realised character. Dedicated fantasy readers will enjoy the fantastic beasts and magic rationale of this story." -Clare Rhoden, author of The Pale
"Elizabeth Foster serenades us with the smoothest and silkiest of poetic language that casts you back to the classic writers of old." -Romi Sharp, Just Write For Kids
About the Author
Elizabeth Foster grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and now lives in Sydney. Apart from writing and reading, which take up most of her time, she loves swimming in the ocean, walking, and playing the piano (badly). As a child, she was called Dizzy Lizzy-which she regarded as an insult all her life, until she started writing. Now, daydreaming is a central part of what she does. Reading to her own kids reminded her of how much she missed getting lost in other worlds, and once she started writing stories, she couldn't stop. Esme's Wish is her first novel.