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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,066 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dawn Cook Narrator: Marguerite Gavi Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Truth Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dawn Cook’s First Truth is a fun book, sure to appeal to fans (like me) of Tamora Pierce or Robin McKinley. With characters to cheer for, vicious villains, and attack birds, First Truth had everything I need in a good read. I look forward to Alissa’s next adventure.”

    Patricia Briggs, bestselling author

  • “In her beguiling debut, Cook has woven together magical threads…a tale of courage and quest…a world rich with vivid detail…and characters, whether valiant or villainous, impossible to forget.”

    Deborah Chester

  • “A beautifully told, simple story that looks unblinkingly at how prejudice unnecessarily reinforces misconceptions, misunderstandings, and hatred.”


  • “A refreshing, humorous take on the coming-of-age quest. The plot tightly builds empathy for the characters even as it makes fun of their foibles.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexandra Spangler | 2/8/2014

    " I really liked the Truth series by Dawn Cook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Connie | 2/3/2014

    " I listened to an audio version of this book in the car and think it might have been better if read. It was a little hard to follow some of the folklore in the car. However, it was an interesting story and I will continue with the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/2/2014

    " This one felt like an interesting beginning to a series, rather than a book of its own. But the series has potential to be quite good, so I am going to continue with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kate | 1/25/2014

    " The quirks I loved about Dawn Cook/Kim Harrison's writing in the Hollows are definitely seen in this series. Love it! "

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About the Author

Dawn Cook wrote both the Truth and the Princess series. Better known as fantasy writer Kim Harrison, she was born and raised in the upper Midwest but has since fled south. Her New York Times bestselling novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way but Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails, and White Witch, Black Curse.