Discovered alone in a far away forest, Charlotte embarks on a journey encountering heart-stopping dangers and real life monsters, but a far greater threat shadows her every move. Even the strength and skill of her new companions cannot protect her against a ruthless druid assassin.
But in this realm, Charlotte is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.
I think Truth Teller is a great YA read. This fantasy adventure has a lot going for it. You have the daydreaming, 10 year-old heroine, an otherworldly realm with a serious villain problem, magic, and elves. What more could a kid want in a book?
The set up for the second book in the series was also really good, without leaving a gut wrenching cliffhanger at the end of book one. It is entirely possible to finish this story and get a well-rounded, satisfying ending. While there is a set-up for the second book, the reader isn't left with a sense of loose ends.
The adventure has action and suspense without the graphic descriptions. There is brother/sister tension between our heroine and hero to give some additional external conflict. Our heroine has a great deal of internal conflict about being transported to another realm and the trouble she potentially faces at home. Throw in a Druid assassin and you have a story most kids will love.
I give Truth Teller 4 stars!
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I am a husband, father of three and grandfather of another three so far. I live in England, not too far from London, in the county of Hertfordshire. I lead a double life. During the day I work as a carpenter, but in the evening I transform into an author and all it entails. I write middle grade fantasy novels that I like to think can be enjoyed by anyone aged eight to eighty. I was never a confident reader when I was a youngster. I struggled with some of the classic fantasy stories and wondered why authors couldn't write similar stories that were easier to read, for people like me. When I grew up, I decided I should write one myself. That is how my Truth Teller fantasy series started out all those years ago when I was a child.
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Author’s Web page http://kurtchambers.net/
Author’s Blog http://geniusborderinginsanity.blogspot.com/