Though barely a hundred pages long, "An Exchange of Gifts" is a beautifully written, evocative fantasy. Centring on the Princess Meanne, who finds that her Gifts are more suited to the earth, and the mundane tasks surrounding it; hardly proper for a princess. Feeling stifled and trapped, Meanne runs away to a dilapidated cottage in the woods so she can be free to use her Gifts, and befriends a boy named Wisp who helps her survive on her own, and presently they have a cosy household set up without realising. However, Meanne never tells him her true identity, and Wisp may not be what he seems either.
Complete with beautiful illustrations, this little story is crafted like the best sort of fairy-tales, and is a cosy, very pleasant and romantic medieval tale for all ages.