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The Truth Sayer (Truth Sayer #1)

3.26  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Nian is 'discovered' as a boy with special powers, and whisked away to be an apprentice in the House of Truth. He immediately resolves to escape - but there's only one way he can think of to get out, and that's to learn to fly.
Unknown Binding, 278 pages
Published by Not Avail (first published January 12th 2009)
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Candy Wood
I didn't realize until looking for this 2007 Guardian longlist book on Goodreads that it is the beginning of a fantasy series. The ending could be open, but at least one set of conflicts is resolved. The cover of the edition I read is misleading, apparently showing Jacob from our world plunging through the hole leading to Nian's world--the book is much more about Nian traveling to our world so that he can return and make his own world better. His world sounds vaguely medieval, with no technology ...more
Kate Forsyth
Aug 30, 2012 Kate Forsyth rated it liked it
This is an interesting and amusing children’s fantasy novel, which interweaves the voices of two boys – one is Nian who is sent against his will to the House of Truth in a mysterious fantasy land ; the other is Jacob, an ordinary English boy. Their two lives collide when Nian finds a way through from his world to Jacob’s. There are the inevitable culture clashes, difficulties with language and food, plus danger is the shape of a pursuing guard who wants to drag Nian back.
Oct 19, 2013 Lara rated it it was amazing
This book is really good I can't wait to read the next in the series it's so cool the way it's set out in modern day
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Not a lot happened, basic predictable plot, few very visible women (and the ones that were shown were pretty negatively portrayed).
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