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Publisher's Summary

A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief and the dangerous magic that draws us home. 

The best lives leave a mark. 

Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her days on the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the islanders before her. 

Mara’s parents - a boxer and a ballerina - chose this enchanted place as a refuge from the turbulence of their previous lives: they wanted to bring up their children somewhere special and safe. But the island and the sea don’t care what people want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara’s world unravels. 

It takes the arrival of Pearl, mysterious and irresistible, to light a spark in Mara again and allow her to consider a different story for herself.   

The Gloaming is a gorgeous tale of love and grief and the gap between fairy tales and real life.

©2018 Kirsty Logan (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing

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  • 18-07-2019

Stunning

My wife recommended this. It was nothing like expected. Both author and narrator wer amazing.

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  • 21-04-2019

Beautiful, emotional, heart-warming story.

absolutely loved this story! It is beautifully written and will stay with me, can't wait to read The Gracekeepers now!

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  • Rachael wade
  • 06-04-2020

Beautifully spoken, well written book.

I loved this audible book. The gloaming is a magical mythical fairy tale about love and loss. Kirsty is a brilliant story teller and narrator. I enjoyed every minute.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-2021

Too looooong

The language was beautiful, poetic, like a dream. The story very slow moving, all centered on the relationships. Couldn't finish. If it had been cut back about 80 % leaving only poetry I would have been mesmerized.

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  • Angel
  • 27-02-2021

Enjoyed

Beautiful story, I felt every emotion listening to this. Such a vivid world was described, I could imagine the house, the garden, the sea, the library bus.

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