Maisie is special. Yes, she is blind, yes she’s an orphan and yes, few know her roots. But inside, she sparkles, more than an angel, more than those majestic stars that layer the universe in glory. Some see this sparkle while others deny its existence and insist she is nothing more than a brat, one that even her own parents didn’t want.
Maisie also has a secret. One she’d never share because if she did, she knew they’d lock her away in one of those places the others talked about – where all the weird people go.
Even Maisie doesn’t understand it all, but knows that one day she’ll meet the woman and the boy…those that she believes are part of her dreams, in a land where she can see, where colours are vibrant and the moon shines as bright as the sun.
What is the truth, and will Maisie ever find it?
My 5-Star Review
Where do dreams come from and what do they mean? Are they simply figments of our imagination blended with pieces of our reality, or are they truly a magical, mystical other realm? When one who has no sight dreams, what do they see? These are only a few of the questions you may find yourself asking as you step into the wonderful, and often not so wonderful, world of Maisie.
Blind, orphaned, neglected and bullied, our MC Maisie has a great deal to contend with in her day to day life. Yet, when she closes her eyes – eyes that cannot see – she is swept away into a beautiful other realm with lush landscapes, fantastical creatures, and peoples that reminded me of Narnia and Middle Earth. Maisie discovers the beauty of this realm, as well as the intrinsic beauty of her true Self, as she explores magical Mageia, the realm of her dreams.
Told with lyrical prose that not only sweeps Maisie away, but the reader as well, this vibrant story of a young woman learning to understand the world around her and her unique place within it is timeless and captivating. Youthful readers of any age will find her story enticing and inescapably compelling, with memorable characters and a marvelous theme of self-discovery.
About Julie Elizabeth Powell