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Title: Forgotten Truth by Dawn Cook
Notable: Book #3 in the Truth series
Alissa continues to train with Talo-Toecan, but when she practices a new skill it accidentally sends her back in time. She’s still in the environs of the Hold, but ends us 400 years in the past, when Lodesh was just a young man. Alissa tries to find her way back to Strell and her own time, but her feelings for Lodesh become much more complicated.
This is my favorite book in the series so far. There’s a richness to the Hold and Ese’ Nawoer of the past that is completely missing in the previous two books (probably because they’re unpopulated, no?). The characters of Connen-Neute and Lodesh were a real pleasure to see developed, and there were several strong supporting characters, as well.
I don’t know what is going to happen with Alissa’s love life, but it seems like she might have three possible suitors now. I’m rooting for Connen-Neute, though in truth, I don’t even know if he’s a real contender. Strell was missing for most of this book and the few scenes he was in weren’t very compelling. I found myself losing my attachment to his character–eek! Lodesh likewise has lost some of his shine, based on some underhanded dealings on his part.
I didn’t care too much for the end of this book. The men all seem totally defeated or amazingly oblivious, while Alissa lords it over them and won’t let go of one of them. That young lady is being awfully selfish! We’ll see where this story goes in the next volume…
I recommend Forgotten Truth to fans of fantasy and dragons!
- A bit of violence
- A tiny bit of language
Rating: 4 Stars
Until next time…