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The Truth Finder is free 28 -30 September 2018

The Truth Finder is free this weekend on Amazon’s Kindle. You can down load it here.

Vrail is a truth finder on earth in the fifth millennium. There are others on earth who have special gifts and they are often exploited by those in positions of power. Vrail has to find a way to use his powers for good and avoid being captured by those who would use him.

Here’s a review by Eric Lahti
5.0 out of 5 stars Read minds at your own peril

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Penny Luker’s The Truth Finder is a YA story about a young man far in the Earth’s future who can read minds and communicate telepathically. In this world there are others with similar gifts such as the ability to create mirages of sorts. Throw in a pinch of political intrigue, a shot of coming-of-age story, and a dash of magical swans and you have a very rich YA story that avoids the traditional pitfalls of talking down to its audience. Our protagonist, Vrail, is not out to save the world from the shadowy forces of danger. He’s not the most powerful person in the world. He’s, arguably, not even the most powerful person in his village. And that right there is a powerful way to tell a story; rather than making the main character so amazing that he becomes a charicature or something to strive for but never attain, Luker tells us a story that we can fit ourselves into. It has a lot of moving parts – coming-of-age, political intrigue, hints of things that started normal but became magical – but Penny pulls it most of the way together.

I say most of the way because there are some dangling threads left at the end. The primary story is told, but bear in mind the subtitle of the book Future Earth Book 1. It simply wouldn’t be proper to finish everything at the end of this. Besides, if the whole story was told there’d be no reason for a sequel and I’d personally like to see more of the story. Here’s to looking forward to Future Earth Book 2.

I hope you enjoy this book. The sequel is well on its way!


Cover Reveal – The Truth Finder

The Truth Finder has had the same cover for six years; a beautiful painting by my brother-in-law, but it’s now time for a change. The cover above was created by Sharon Brownlie – Aspire Book Covers. I love it.The cover has captured the city of Mebsuta in the background.

Although the Truth Finder has been out for a long time now, I’m just reading it through again before I add the new cover, but I thought I’d give an early reveal. I’ve also had the cover done for the sequel, The Visualizer, but I’m keeping that back until I’m nearer publication. The Visualizer is about two thirds written, so it will be a while but I’m aiming for before the end of the year.

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