Truth Teller

Truth Teller

by K. Chambers


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ISBN-13: 9780957327917
Publisher: UK Children's Publishing
Publication date: 01/25/2012
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

I live in the UK in the county of Hertfordshire, have done all my life. I'm married with three children and three grandchildren. I've known my wife since we went to infant school. We used to walk home together at about the age of eight and have been together as a couple for over twenty eight years. It's the ultimate childhood romance story. My wife is, and always has been my best friend, and the one person in the world I trust the most. Aww, I hear you say, and I guess you're right. Life is hard, and having a life-long friend to share it with does make it much easier.

I'm a young granddad, which is great fun. I absolutely adore children. So much so, that I worked as a volunteer for about six years helping to run the Stevenage 17th Brownie pack. I'm still a member of the Girl Guiding Association, though not an active member at any more. Kids are cool. They can teach us adults so much if only we would take the time to listen to them.

Working with children is what inspired me to start writing in the first place. Kids books obviously. I haven't always been a writer. I spent most of my life working in the building trade as a carpenter. I actually wrote most of my first fantasy series, Truth Teller, whilst at work at the side of the road in a builder's van. It was the only place I could get piece and quiet from my crazy household. And believe me, my house is a crazy place to live.

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Truth Teller 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers' Favorite Children will be drawn to this story of elves, druids, dwarves, trolls, monsters, and magic! Truth Teller, by Kurt Chambers, opens with Charlotte, a curious child, on holiday with her family. Running out of time before she must return to her everyday life, Charlotte sets out to find gifts for her friends back home. Ambling along the stone walkway, she steps into an alley and finds a shop. Charlotte wanders in, browses the shelves, and there she discovers a crystal orb.  Encouraged by the shopkeeper, Goffer, to take the orb at no charge — if Charlotte will but care for it and promise always to tell the truth —Charlotte could not know that in doing so, the crystal orb would soon take her on a journey to another realm. Tragedy follows when the orb, needed to return Charlotte home, is lost. Will Charlotte, with the assistance of her new-found elven friends, find it? And, is Charlotte the Truth Teller foretold of in prophecy? Young readers will be anxious to discover the answers to these questions for themselves. Chambers has created a fantasy land full of creative characters, some friendly, some dastardly. As Charlotte travels with the elves, Elderfield and his father, Middleton, to find Goffer and the lost orb, young readers will find magic and mystery, will cringe with fear of monsters, and will cheer for Charlotte.  Truth Teller offers smooth prose, well-drawn characters, and a creative story line. While there is some violence (when Dagan fights through the pack of trolls, for example) it is not too graphic, nor does it continue too long for the 3-5 grade reader. Indeed, it is precisely such scenes that add authenticity to the story. As this is the first in a series, readers will be delighted with the reward of more to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great adventure storyline .
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Even though children today seem so much worldlier than we were, “back in the day,” they still have imaginations to be fired up, fantasies to live and worlds to explore. Kurt Chambers gives children a tale about a contemporary young girl who daydreams of magical places and through the magic of a special gift from a quirky little shopkeeper, may just have the chance to actually travel to a mystical land, far, far away. Truth Teller is a pure fantasy adventure for a child’s mind. Follow Charlotte as she meets a young elf and must make a long and dangerous journey in search of travelling Entertainers, who may have one among them who knows how to get her home again. The journey won’t be easy, but she has found friends and protectors who will stop at nothing to keep her safe, but will they be a match for a powerful druid assassin? Kurt Chambers knows how to ignite that spark of delight and fascination as he weaves his tale for younger audiences with just enough danger to create heroes, just enough “typical” childlike reactions to a long journey to feel real and characters that almost breathe. Perhaps there is not enough detail for adult readers, but we are not the target audience, younger readers need to be enticed into falling into a story, or even just picking up something to read. I think Kurt Chambers has the perfect recipe for success for middlegrade readers everywhere as he allows children to be children, to dream, to feel, see and smell the magic of his words. Do I think this will enthrall younger readers? Definitely!