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Lost Truth (Truth #4)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,366 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
Alissa is steadily advancing in her magical studies with the last surviving Master at the legendary Hold. But she's haunted by dreams--dreams revealing that other Masters have survived. Alissa's dreams lead her to a distant island where she and a rescue party discover countless Masters, alive and part of a flourishing magical society. But instead of being welcomed, Alissa ...more
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Jill Furedy
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, we knew Keribdis would have to resurface eventually. After all of the father figures Alissa has encountered along the way, I was a little distressed that the only major female character turns out to be what amounts to the wicked stepmother. The other female characters that pop up throughout the books are never explored, (even Alissa's mother is hardly mentioned) and Silla is too much the fragile child to be interesting.
However, Keribdis is a strange 'bad guy' to me...clearly she earned
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Kana
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Erica
Apr 07, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Erica by: Wyatt
Shelves: fantasy
It is unusual for my favorite book of a series to also be the last book in the series. Usually the characters have grown a bit stale and predictable by the end. But Lost Truth, although following a classic adventure tale (sailing off into the horizon after a lost group of people), showcases Alissa’s rebellious personality very well. Plus we get resolutions to most of the questions posed by the first three books. And the way the author examined power dynamics in Talo-Toecan/Keribdis relationships ...more
Karine Darnessy
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Et oui, vous ne rêvez pas. j'ai enfin fini la série, fini la dernière relique de ma pal. Je ne suis plus coupable de laisser traîner plus de 5 ans un livre dans ma pile à lire.

Nous retrouvons donc Alissa, Strell et les autres à la forteresse. Alissa cache toujours la présence de Bestiale à Inutile. Mais par-dessus tout , depuis des mois, elle arrive à communiquer avec une autre jeune femme raku pendant son sommeil. Inutile en est sûr, c'est le signe que les autres maîtres sont encore en vie, qu
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Micaela
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I know some people hate love triangles, usually including me, usually because it is incredibly obvious who the girl (or guy) will choose because option number two is a douche. The Alissa-Strell-Lodesh triangle is pretty transparent admittedly, but both the options are really very good in their own ways, and and the whole thing is spiced up because Talo-Toecan (read Dad) doesn't approve of either option and is instead shipping Connen-Neute, who isn't interested and is in fact terrified of the sec ...more
Miss E
May 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love triangles RARELY work, and Dawn Cook was no exception. It was especially frustrating because of how unnecessary it was. Alissa's feeling were clear early on in the series, why introduce love drama in a way that one character (at the very least) will lose out terribly? Both Strell and Lodesh were extremely likable in their own ways, so that made it much worse. And I thought the ending was a cop out, a cowardly means of distracting the readership from how depressingly the love triangle was re ...more
Kathy
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
4.5 Stars
Great end to the series!

I'm not going to say a lot in this review because I don't want to spoil this series for anyone who has not read it. I thought this was a fabulous end to the series that brought many loose ends together and tied everything up very nicely.

I've been very impressed by Dawn Cook's Truth series. This was the 4th and final book and I enjoyed them all. It's nice to find a epic fantasy series that is clean and entertaining. Glad I read these.

Content: Clean
Katyana
Dec 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
****4.5****

It's a good ending to the series, but I wish Keribdis hadn't been such an over-the-top villain. She was so extreme that, to me, all the Masters (except Useless) are unforgivable for going along with her for so long. Honestly, at the 80% mark, I just wanted Alissa to tell them they are monsters that deserve to go extinct, and walk away.

They are worthless, lazy cowards.

It's the only thing that kept this from being perfect, imo.
Ashley
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
A great ending to the series, I had so much fun. Although frustrating at times, the characters are awesome, of course, and more than make up for it. It made me laugh out loud, and it made me cry. Dawn Cook/Kim Harrison definitely has a way to make her characters come alive. Very lovely. I can't wait to read the series again.
Emiloxy (TheFunPolice)
I cried at the end. I CRIED. I love this woman's characters SO MUCH.
Benjamin Thomas
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-epic
Just when I was worried that this fantasy series might descend into mediocrity, it presents the final novel of the quartet in fine form. Dawn Cook (aka Kim Harrison) concludes the series with, perhaps the best book in the batch, tying together a bunch of plot strings into one cohesive whole.

At the fore-front of the issues needing to be resolved was the love triangle, of course and I, along with most readers I assume, was happy to see the result. And thankfully, this occurred fairly early in this
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Mono9000
Ma première impression a été "tout ça pour ça". Ce tome n'apporte pas grand chose à l'histoire finalement. Mais on en apprend toujours plus sur les Gardiens et leurs règles au combien compliquées et leurs manies de tout contrôler.
On fait surtout la rencontre de Keribdis, femme de Talo Toecan, et alors quel personnage exécrable. L'auteure ne fait absolument rien pour qu'on l'aime et c'est très réussi. Quelle manipulatrice !!

Alissa fait enfin son choix et on l'avait deviné depuis un moment. Strell
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David Phipps
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, reread
This was the fourth and final novel of the Truth series. This book focuses on Alissa searching for the Masters who are residing on some distant islands. It isn't giving much away to say she finds them and then there is a lot of conflict as she pushes their boundaries and conventions. There was one memorable scene in this book that I distinctly remembered from the last time I read this book. Some of the drama felt forced but overall this was a solid conclusion to the series and it settles pretty ...more
Pheonix
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!!!!

This entire series was simply amazing but this last installment has wrapped everything up in the most beautiful of bows. Dramatic and dynamic. Sweet and romantic. So glad I finally finished this series.
Amanda
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing

This series has romance...and is a true finding who you are book at least for Alissa...Student master travels to the lost colony to find other masters and return them to the hold with some minor snafoos along the way....
Michelle (Scarborg)
Read this review and more at Classy Cat Books

As this is a quartet of books that I listened to back-to-back, I'm keeping my reviews in a format designed to highlight developments in each of four categories: plot, pacing, world, and characters. In each of these categories, I'll only be discussing what's relevant to that specific book, so as to keep these from being too redundant.

Plot

This book is focused around the final mystery that was posed in the original installment: what happened to the rest
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Scarlet
Jan 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Fatbaldguy60
Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished up "Lost Truth" by Dawn Cook last night. This book started slow for me, as actually all the books in this series did. I think the first 145 pages or so could have been compressed by a bit.

However, once the protags headed out to the Rag Islands to find the "lost" Masters things moved apace and events piled one upon one another until the inevitable confrontation. It seems to me that Alissa really displayed a hard-found maturity while confronting Keribdis, and her own inner Beast. Kerib
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Ross
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I struggled through Book 1 of the Truth series but became a devoted fan in Books 2 and 3. After falling in love with Alissa, I found myself disgusted with her actions and actually hating her for her treatment of loved ones through the first third of Lost Truth. But again, Alissa and Dawn Cook turned me around and I can say while this is not my favorite book in the series, it was an amazing read. In the end, Alissa's learns the lessons that no Master can teach: one must be true to ones self and l ...more
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
A 4.5.

This is an excellent last novel in this four book series (although it does sort of leave it open for a new adventure).

The love triangle is resolved, the past of the rakus and the masters is explored and we learn what really makes a beast.

Gifts of love, tragedy and sacrifice make up the principle story and it is this that makes Alissa a better character than when she first started out. Even if she wasn't always directly impacted with the consequences of everyone's actions and thoughts, she
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Crystal
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, 2016
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Audel
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L'auteure de cette tétralogie est Kim Harrisson également l'auteure de Rachel Morgan (aux éditions Milady).

Probablement le meilleur des quatre tomes. En effet, la série ne cesse de se bonifier au fur et à mesure des tomes.
Dans ce tome Alissa retrouve les maîtres disparus parachevant ainsi la série. On en apprend enfin plus sur ces fameux maîtres dont on ne cesse de nous parler. Ainsi, on rencontre certains maîtres connus (rencontrés dans le tome 3) mais aussi des nouveaux. On découvre comment fo
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Sydney Mugerwa
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am really going to miss the Truth Series! I am going to miss Alissa and Lodesh and Strell and Useless and this has been quite an interesting tale. Very unputdownable. I would know. I read the 4 books in less than a week!

Hard to find any fault with especially the last volumes in the series. Dawn Cook surely knows how to create a magical place and sustain us there. Forget that I still don't know how to pronounce Nawoer and wonder how Connen-Neute rolls off the tongue but that's beside the point
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Cortney
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the final book in nationally bestselling author Dawn Cook's magical ''Truth Series''. One last lesson. Alissa is steadily advancing in her magical studies with the last surviving Master at the legendary Hold. But she's haunted by dreams--dreams revealing that other Masters have survived. Alissa's dreams lead her to a distant island where she and a rescue party discover countless Masters, alive and part of a flourishing magical society. But instead of being welcomed, Alissa finds that she ...more
Kate
May 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own, 80-books-2012
4,5 stars from me.

This last installement in this series was difficult to rate. The question "Strell or Lodesh" is answered in the end, but, like I knew before it would be, we don't have a 100% happy ending.
Also,we had to say goodbye to some dear characters in this novel, and I almost cried because of one dear character.
But the plot was great, it was very enthralling, and after I got into the story, I didn't want to put the book down.
Alissa is a great girl, and she is a worthy heroine for a 4-boo
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Kevin Connery
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Best of the set, though the continuity issues continue. (Mostly could have been resolved by better editing; things which took days or weeks took weeks or days, depending on the page.) Having a master manipulator do their manipulation so obviously that both 20 year olds could spot it within minutes, though, was a poor choice; more subtlety was demanded, and it wasn’t done. SImilarly, the sociological elements had flaws which didn’t hold up to a moment’s viewing (bells?) Those issues, though, were ...more
Emily
A very satisfying ending to a unique and well-balanced series! Again, this book features a larger cast of characters, new and old, and we finally get to meet Masters only referenced in previous books. Keribdis especially is such a fantastic and horrid character and Connen-Neute remains one of my favorites. While there are some serious themes and dark undertones, the book was mixed well with humor, romance, and adventure. I'm so glad I decided to reread this series because I had forgotten many of ...more
Pie Pie
the second half of the book is great!

the first half is just the unbelievable love triangle continuing and not really progressing at all. BORING.

but at least it ends the series. I just wish the main character had stood up for herself in love ONCE! she seems perfectly capable to pass judgement on the entire race of raku, but can't even make a single comment about her feelings other than "I don't know"?

this book series is good summer beach reading, but don't expect anything to resonate(ha) with
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MarsianMan
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This time Alissa dreams with a friend she used to dream about when she was younger, but this time they find out her dream is actually with one of the missing raku. They all set out on a journey to find and bring the missing Keeprs and Masters back home.

I will not say anything more because I do not want to give away the ending to this conclusion....except to say that unless you are Aiel, love triangles are a painful thing, no matter how it ends. If you liked the previous books, then I do not beli
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Tien
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I found the beginning to drag a little bit. I think it was a combination of being 4th book (which I almost missed because I thought it was a trilogy) and because Alissa was chaffing at the bit too!

Once the story got going: Alissa & her friends went in search of Silla (the latest Raku child) and the Conclave in the expansive ocean followed by confrontations with Keribdis (wife of Useless / Talo Toecan and leader of Conclave), I got into it really easily and could not wait to finish.

The ending
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