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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.
Just a quick reminder, that The Truth Finder is free today on Amazon Kindle. It’s the last day! (28 Aug 2017)
The Truth Finder is a young adult fantasy novel, about life on Earth in the fifth millennium, where some people have developed special gifts. Those gifts put them in danger of being exploited by those in power. The Earth is mainly contaminated and there are only a few areas that are habitable. It’s a dangerous place to live.
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For this holiday weekend, I’m giving away the e-book, The Truth Finder. It is a fantasy novel about Vrail, a truth finder, who lives in the fifth millennium. He spends his life reading the minds of violent criminals and coming to terms with the disturbing thoughts of others. The world is a dangerous place for those with exceptional gifts. It’s a young adult novel although many adults have enjoyed it.
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This is the story of Desdemona, the dragon without any friends. Will she learn how to make friends? Will she find out who is important to her? Here’s the first page to read.
Once there lived a fine dragon, whose scales were blood red. She stomped over the land making the earth tremble and she gobbled up tree branches and shrubs as she moved.
Sometimes when the town of Wrex was quiet and all the little people were fast asleep she would pop her head over the city walls and roar.
Then the people would run out of their homes screaming and screeching. Desdemona, for that was her name, would watch the little people running in all directions, frantically trying to find out where the noise was coming from, and she would laugh.
Desdemona is only available to read in paperback format (at the moment) and is £8.99 from Amazon. Here’s the link.
Just a reminder that all my e-books are free on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited all the time. If you don’t have K.U. then the ebooks are still reasonable.
The Truth Finder is £2.35 and $3.06. A young adult fantasy novel.
The Mermaid is £1.58 and $2.04. A book of original short stories for adults.
The Green Book is £1.99 and $2.58. A children’s chapter book. Great for bedtimes!
Tiny Tyrannosaurus is £2.01 and $2.06. A children’s chapter book.
Nature’s Gold is £2.00 and $2.59. A poetry book of varied forms of poetry.
Autumn Gold is £2.01 and $2.60. A poetry book. Poetry to enjoy.
All the above books are also avaiable in paperback. Desdemona The Dragon Without any Friends, a children’s picture book, is also available in paperback for £8.99 and $12.46
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The Truth Finder is a young adult novel about Earth in the fifth millennium. Vrail is a Truth Finder and uses his ability to read minds to track dangerous criminals. Living in a violent and unstable world he gradually finds how to control and use his talents.
I always welcome feedback and reviews for my books, so do contact me or leave a review. I hope you enjoy it.
If you buy a paperback copy then the Amazon Kindle version is free.
If you have Kindle Unlimited the ebook is permanently free.
In the UK the paperback is £6.99 and the Kindle version is £2.35.
In the USA the paperback is $9.15 and the Kindle version is $3.02.
Here is a Review
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This review is from: The Truth Finder (Future Earth Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
Knowing this book was primarily aimed at young adults, I wondered how much I would enjoy it, but within a very few pages I was gripped by the narrative. Although the story in this future world is set in the fifth millennium there are fascinating parallels with our modern age. I couldn’t help feeling that Vrail’s gift (which doesn’t always seem such a gift to him, especially when he first recognises its wider impact) is almost a natural extension of the instant connection we have now via social media, where in a sense we do constantly ‘read each other’s minds.’ In this future world there are other unusual talents that have possibly developed from brain experiments conducted in the ruined past: a growing number of ‘visualisers’ can shape-shift and create deceptive illusions for others. Those who have been born with this gift are feared, exploited, and persecuted in a world still not ready to accept the potential transcendent leap. I loved the curious juxtaposition between a reimagined antediluvian civilisation that has grown out of the ashes of a destroyed 21st century world, and a futurist society which has retained many of its technological advantages while functioning within a largely feudal system. Penny Luker manages with great skill to pull this off without too many obvious flaws of logic – or perhaps I was so enthralled by the story that I threw logic to the wind and went with the flow. The character of Vrail is superbly drawn. He grows into adulthood retaining the integrity he has developed as a child, learning at his father’s knee the responsibility that comes with his telepathic powers. I felt for him, having lived my own life as something of a truth finder. Intuition can be a double-edged sword, and Vrail’s talent is in demand by the forces of both the good and the powerful. Seeing into the perverted depths of an evil mind while assisting in the pursuit of a particularly vile criminal takes Vrail to some dangerous edges, both mentally and physically, and these events are well drawn, realistic, and beautifully written. The storyline presents a number of dilemmas for Vrail, which are cleverly resolved by the end. Nevertheless, as a reader there is relief in realising that in some ways his story is only just beginning. This is the first book in what I guess could be as long a series as Penny Luker’s imagination can stretch. I feel certain that any young adult who reads this will be eager to read more. I am impressed, and highly recommend this book.
How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You by Robert K. Swisher Jr.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you like straight, politically correct writing, then this is not the book for you.
The author uses his vivid imagination to portray a writer with an off-beat imagination. Bridge moves to Lost City after his wife leaves him. There he lives his life amongst artists and people who are a little different. Bridge McCoy and the other quirky characters grow to understand themselves better and find self acceptance.
This is a humorous book that will keep you engaged. It addresses many topics in an irreverent way, but with a gentleness that is enjoyable.
A strength of the book is the original style used by the author and his sharp witty dialogue. So if you’re looking for something a bit different, that will make you laugh, then try this book.
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