Truth

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,193 ratings

First Truth Publisher's Summary

Alissa doesn’t believe in magic. Her father’s stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Masters, are just that—stories. But her mother insists Alissa has inherited her father’s magical ability, so she must go to the Hold to be trained.

On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains. Though Alissa is not sure she can trust a plainsman, Strell has something Alissa needs—one of her father’s old maps. Traveling together, they can reach the Hold before the snow sets in. But they don’t know that the Hold is nearly empty. The Keeper Bailic has sent the Masters on a fool’s errand and systematically killed the other Keepers in his search for the First Truth, a book of magic that will give him ultimate power. And he believes that Alissa and Strell hold the secret of the book’s hiding place.

This is the first book in the Truth Series by Dawn Cook, who also writes under the pen name Kim Harrison.

©2002 Dawn Cook (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • First Truth

    • Truth Series, Book 1
    • By: Dawn Cook
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 636

    Alissa doesn’t believe in magic. Her father’s stories about the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers learn magic from the enigmatic Masters, are just that—stories. But her mother insists Alissa has inherited her father’s magical ability, so she must go to the Hold to be trained. On her way, she crosses paths with Strell, a wandering musician from the plains.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't be Mislead

    • By Lizzykafoops on 09-22-12

    Regular price: $18.87

  • Book 2

    • Hidden Truth

    • Truth Series, Book 2
    • By: Dawn Cook aka Kim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Alissa never believed in magic. But then she went to the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers once learned magic from enigmatic Masters. Under the tutelage of the last surviving Master, Alissa discovered that she had inherited her father’s magical ability.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good...

    • By Gwendolyn on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $18.87

  • Book 3

    • Forgotten Truth

    • Truth Series, Book 3
    • By: Dawn Cook (aka Kim Harrison)
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Alissa is the only student living in the Hold, learning a millennium’s worth of magic from the last surviving Master. Even shape-shifting to her dragon-like raku form is becoming second nature. But when a spell goes awry, Alissa is transported back four centuries to an era when the Hold and its city thrive with magic students and their tutors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forgotten Truth Book 3

    • By Veritas on 12-28-12

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  • Book 4

    • Lost Truth

    • By: Dawn Cook aka Kim Harrison
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    Alissa is steadily advancing in her magical studies with the last surviving Master at the legendary Hold. But she’s haunted by dreams - dreams revealing that other Masters have survived. Alissa’s dreams lead her to a distant island where she and a rescue party discover countless Masters, alive and part of a flourishing magical society. But instead of being welcomed, Alissa finds that she herself may need to be rescued. The Masters’ leader, Keribdis, believes that she should be Alissa’s teacher, whether Alissa likes it or not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • .. and nothing but the truth

    • By Garry on 09-28-10

    Regular price: $18.87