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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
TruthStone is the first and brilliant entry in The TruthSeer Archives by Mike Shelton and there couldn’t be a better opening for an epic fantasy series. Fifteen-year-old Shaeleen receives a tremendous gift — the TruthStone — which allows her to detect every lie. But what makes things worse is that this causes her tremendous pain. Now, she’s discovered a secret that could destroy the world and plunge an entire continent into war. She has to make a difficult choice, but does she have the courage to do what is right? Follow her on her epic journey as she teams up with Cole, her brother, and Orin, on an epic journey to unite the stones of power that have protected the Wayland kingdoms for hundreds of years. But can they stand up against the evil power that is after the stones?
This is a great story with breathtaking action, captivating and well-developed characters and a huge conflict. The protagonist is a young woman who is entrusted with a powerful gift and it is interesting how she grows to accept and to take responsibility of her gifts. Readers will love the way she is created as a character — not as all-powerful, but a flawed character. She suffers because of the power of what she carries and readers easily learn to feel for and care about her. I love stories with well-developed conflict, where lives are at stake, but balancing conflict with realism is a rare gift and Mike Shelton has it. TruthStone has great pacing, and is shrewdly plotted and well balanced.