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Alissa is a headstrong, pragmatic child of the foothills, whose father has been missing since she was five. One morning her mother announces that Alissa must journey to the Hold, the magical place of stories her papa had told her, where gifted people are trained to be Keepers by the mysterious Masters. Her mother has seen signs that Alissa has inherited her father's talents and must be trained. Against her will, Alissa sets out across the prewinter plains. She meets Strell, a light-hearted minstrel who has a penchant for irritating her, but who has a map. A partnership is born. Neither partner knows that at the Hold the evil Bailic has dispatched the Masters and murdered the Keepers--Alissa's father among them. Bailic wants the book of First Truth, and to rule the land with it. When Alissa and Strell arrive, Bailic soon comprehends that one of them can help him find the book. A beautifully told, simple story that looks unblinkingly at how prejudice unnecessarily reinforces misconceptions, misunderstandings, and hatred. Paula Luedtke
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In her beguiling debut, Cook has woven together magical threads. . . a tale of courage and quest. . . a world rich with vivid detail. . . and characters, whether valiant or villainous, impossible to forget. --Deborah Chester
Dawn Cook's First Truth is a fun book, sure to appeal to fans (like me) of Tamora Pierce or Robin McKinley. With characters to cheer for, vicious villains, and attack birds, First Truth had everything I need in a good read. I look forward to Alissa's next adventure. --bestselling author Patricia Briggs --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
1st of 4 in a great fantasy series. You get to meet Alyssa and join her on her journey to the Hold. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mindy
A great book with a good storyline and cast. The following books in the series are just as good and worth the full read.
I wish Dawn Cook would write more for the series.
ok I love this book I read the whole series and I have forced friends to read this book once they get about 20 pages in just wait till they ask for the second book the world dawn... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christopher J. Anderson
Up until just over a week ago I had never heard of this series before. I was looking for a new audio book to listen to and my friend Diane had rated this one 5 stars. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Inspired Kathy
I couldn't put this book down. It was well written, had engaging characters and a clever plot. I hesitate to label it "young adult" because that carries the stigma of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by A. Fuller
First Truth and Hidden Truth was originally one book that was split into two. This explains a lot about the way the first book ended. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dora Gonzalez
This is a really fun fantasy fiction. It is entertaining, has nice clean romance story. If full of contests between good and evil. Well written, very enjoyable.Published on August 19, 2013 by Patricia