By C.E. Murphy
(Del Rey, Paperback, 9780345516077, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE—IF IT DOESN’T KILL YOU FIRST
Lara Jansen is a truthseeker, gifted—or cursed—with the magical ability to tell honesty from lies. Once she was a tailor in Boston, but now she has crossed from Earth to the Barrow-lands, a Faerie world embroiled in a bloody civil war between Seelie and Unseelie. Armed with an enchanted and malevolent staff which seeks to bend her to its dark will, and thrust into a deadly realm where it’s hard to distinguish friend from foe, Lara is sure of one thing: her love for Dafydd ap Caerwyn, the Faerie prince who sought her help in solving a royal murder and dousing the flames of war before they consumed the Barrow-lands.
But now Dafydd is missing, perhaps dead, and the Barrow-lands are closer than ever to a final conflagration. Lara has no other choice: she must harness the potent but perilous magic of the staff and her own truthseeking talents, blazing a path to a long-forgotten truth—a truth with the power to save the Barrow-lands or destroy them.
Praise for C. E. Murphy’s Truthseeker
“Pure C. E. Murphy at her best.”—Kim Harrison
“A charming and fast-paced novel . . . featuring a contemporary setting with a fantastical twist . . . a compelling story that will leave you wanting more.”—Romantic Times (four stars)
“Thoroughly enchanting. . . This master of urban fantasy has done it again!”—Jeri Smith-Ready, author of Shade and Bring on the Night