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The Truth Finder is a fantasy/sci-fi novel about Vrail, who can read minds. The time is the fifth millennium on Earth and those with special gifts, run the risk of being exploited, hunted or imprisoned. Much of the Earth has been damaged through war and poor environmental choices. Each of the last three cities finds its own solution for survival.
Although this book was designed as a young adult novel, many adults have enjoyed it as a quick and enjoyable read.
The paperback book cost £6.99. You can find a link to it here.
If you download and read The Truth Finder do let me know what you think.
Here’s a review that’s been posted on Amazon. Thank you Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth Finder.
By Maria on 12 March 2015
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
4.5 rounded to 5.
I really enjoyed this YA fantasy. I thought the tone and writing was perfect for the age group targeted, it was a great story with interesting characters.
I especially liked that although it was set in the future and there had been disastrous wars making areas of earth inhabitable, it was not too bleak with people living as savages, like many other books in this genre. Humanity and civilisation survives. There are schools and employment in the new cities and the farmers work with scientists to increase yields on the land that can still be farmed. There are tyrants but people try to get on with everyday life.
A lot of thought went into creating this “future” world and events appeared logical within it. There were a couple of little touches I particularly liked, especially as they were referred to without over labouring the point –
The ‘visualisers’ were forced by the government to create the illusion that the city was far smarter than it was and to hide the derelict, run down buildings.
Most people thought the ‘life device’ they wore was a good thing as it did things like detect illnesses early on. A few thought they went against civil liberties.
The central character, Vrail was believable and likeable as he struggled with his gift of being a truth finder and works out the best way to use his power for good. He was a loyal,brave and thoughtful character with a supportive group of friends.
The writing is straightforward with clarity. The story is entertaining and complete but also introduces a range of characters, giving the author plenty of scope to make this into a series.
An enjoyable read. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series being released.Advertisements