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  • Published: 3 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9781863252874
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1279
  • RRP: $21.99

The Laylines Trilogy Omnibus

Forest Of Dreams


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A magical, medieval adventure.
Based on the life of Marie de France, poet, adventuress and lover of Richard the Lionheart, this omnibus edition of The LAY LINES TRILOGY encompasses two much-loved works by Sophie Masson, THE KNIGHT BY THE POOL and THE LADY OF THE FLOWERS, and brings Marie's tale to its dramatic conclusion with the third book in the series, THE STONE OF OAKENFAST.
The life of the beautiful Marie de France is changed irrevocably by an encounter with an otherworldly knight, Tydorel, in a haunted forest full of secrets. On the death of her husband, a Breton lord, Marie ventures forth into the medieval courts of France, Brittany, England and Wales, where she is f'ted by Eleanor of Aquitaine, and takes Richard the Lionheart as her lover. But the courts of English royalty and the mysterious magical Otherworlds are strange and dangerous places for a young poet, and Marie's journey is destined to be an adventure she will never forget…

  • Pub date: 3 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9781863252874
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1279
  • RRP: $21.99

About the Author

Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson was born in Indonesia of French parents and was brought up in France and Australia. A bilingual French and English speaker, she has a master’s degree in French and English literature.

Sophie is the prolific and award-winning author of more than fifty novels for children, young adults and adults, many of which have been published internationally. Her most recent novels with Random House Australia are the YA fairytale novels Moonlight and Ashes (2012), Scarlet in the Snow (2013) and The Crystal Heart (2014). She has also written under the pen-names Isabelle Merlin and Jenna Austen.

Sophie is Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Chair of the New England Writers' Centre, President of the New England and North West sub-branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia, and has served on the Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Book Industry Collaborative Council. She is also currently a writer ambassador for Room to Read Australia.

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Praise for The Laylines Trilogy Omnibus

“'This is a captivating book, telling a tale of courage and triumph in two parallel worlds - the world of Norman England and a realm of elves and enchantments... An entrancing blend of imagination and scholarship, with a deft touch of humour.' Juliet Marillier, author of DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST”


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