Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Truth Teller (Julie)

I found Truth Teller on Amazon as a free download and decided to give it a try. This is what Amazon has to say:

How could a modern day girl like Charlotte ever envisage that magic really exists? Even with her own vivid imagination, the place for other realms belonged in a child’s fairy tale. Or so she thought, until she stumbled across a hidden curio shop and an even stranger shopkeeper. He gives her a gift that resembles an antique snow dome, but this is not an ordinary globe. The world Charlotte has always known disappears as she’s spirited away into a mystical land.

This is the beginning of a lifelong friendship that changes Charlotte’s life forever. Discovered by a young elf alone in the forest, she embarks on a journey in search of a group of travelling Entertainers. She encounters heart-stopping dangers and real life monsters, but a far greater threat shadows her every move. Even the strength and skill of her new found companions cannot protect her against a ruthless druid assassin. But in this realm, Charlotte is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.

Truth Teller was a short read about a 10-year old girl who is transported to a magical realm. K. Chambers did a good job making Charlotte a typical young girl who is still sweet but can be whinny too. She's not presented as your above average girl who is brave and can work wonders. She's normal. Which was nice. 

I did have a few issues with it though. Book one only gives a glimpse of the power that Charlotte possesses in the magic realm. I didn't get a good feel for why she was important to the story other than she was a young girl trying to get back home. She becomes the Truth Teller in that world, but after reading the book, I couldn't really tell you what that means. I also would have loved to see the magic world fleshed out more, but maybe that comes later in one of the other books. 

Overall, I'd give it a 3 stars out of 5.

Last thought. The author is British, and it was very interesting to read some of the British slang words Charlotte uses=)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. Too bad it wasn't better fleshed out; it sounds interesting otherwise.


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