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Is part of Moonstone 1995 series - publisher
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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'The first of two books (Red City being the other), The Gifting is set in a strange world, reminiscent of the third-century Roman Empire, on the brink of decay. Young Sulia's merchant father dies and she leaves her city in search of her mother, who years before has returned to her native land of Alainan, far across the sea. On her way there, she meets Rufus, a young, disturbed child of Empire, and Lugan, who has come from the fabulous land he calls Gealan--Land of the Moon, the White Kingdom. But just who is he? And just who is the mysterious girl, Donna, who appears one day beside them? What is waiting for them in Alainan--powers and joy behind imagining, or danger and death? Based on Celtic legends and Roman history, this novel is a blend of magic and mystery, adventure and terror.' (Sophie Masson )

Notes

  • Prequel to Red City

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1996 .
      Extent: 152p.
      ISBN: 073225180X

Works about this Work

Times Past, Time to Come : The Influence of the Past on Visions of the Future Sophie Masson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Walking in the Garden of the Mind 2005; (p. 241-255)
'A study of the past is essential to a presentiment of the future, and an appreciation of the present, too.' The author cites Yeats' 'Second Coming'and other works which have foreshadowed the future, and discusses the predicitve elements in her own novels.
Untitled Lee Finkelstein , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 32)

— Review of The Secret Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction ; Lucky Break Sophie Masson 1996 selected work children's fiction ; The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jennifer Riggs , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 10 no. 1 1996; (p. 28)

— Review of The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Untitled Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 1996; (p. 39)

— Review of The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Untitled Lee Finkelstein , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 32)

— Review of The Secret Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction ; Lucky Break Sophie Masson 1996 selected work children's fiction ; The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jennifer Riggs , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 10 no. 1 1996; (p. 28)

— Review of The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Untitled Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 4 no. 4 1996; (p. 39)

— Review of The Gifting Sophie Masson 1996 single work children's fiction
Times Past, Time to Come : The Influence of the Past on Visions of the Future Sophie Masson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Walking in the Garden of the Mind 2005; (p. 241-255)
'A study of the past is essential to a presentiment of the future, and an appreciation of the present, too.' The author cites Yeats' 'Second Coming'and other works which have foreshadowed the future, and discusses the predicitve elements in her own novels.
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