The Truth-Teller's Tale

The Truth-Teller's Tale

By Sharon Shinn

Firebird, Paperback, 9780142407844, 276pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2007

Innkeeper's daughters Adele and Eleda are mirror twinsidentical twins whose looks are reflections of each other'sand their special talents are like mirrors, too. Adele is a Safe-Keeper, entrusted with hearing and never revealing others' secrets; Eleda is a Truth-Teller, who cannot tell a lie when asked a direct question. The town of Merendon relies on the twins, no one more than their best friend, Roelynn Karro, whose strict, wealthy father is determined to marry her off to the prince. When the girls are seventeen, a handsome dancing-master and his apprentice come to stay at the inn, and thus begins a chain of romance, mistaken identity, and some very surprising truths and falsehoods.

About the Author
Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine and the author of books including the Samaria series and the Twelve Houses series.