The Truth-Teller's Tale
Innkeeper’s daughters Adele and Eleda are “mirror twins”—identical twins whose looks are reflections of each other’s—and 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... show more
Innkeeper’s daughters Adele and Eleda are “mirror twins”—identical twins whose looks are reflections of each other’s—and 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.
Publish date: April 5th 2007
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Series: Safe-Keepers (#2)
Quick and comforting read, cool concept, and cute romance. I have to say that I find the "you're secretly in love with me but you won't admit it" a really patronizing trope, especially when the female main character is dealing with entirely reasonable past issues of mistrust. The relationship betwee...
It had nice parts. Still like her prose and her ability to tell a simple story with such fine small details while still feeling as if things are happening. It creates such a rich texture and atmosphere. I was not very emotionally connected to this cast of characters though and while I liked Adele an...
I really enjoy Shinn's writing, but I didn't like this quite as much as the previous book in this series, "The Safe-Keeper's Secret."It's a stand-alone story, although reading the first one first would help, a little bit, as far as understanding the premise behind this 'world.'In this story, the rom...
The middle book of Shinn’s trilogy. The solution was kind of easy to spot, but I suppose that there are reasons for the main character not seeing it herself. By the way, all three of these books have gorgeous covers that are paintings. I’m rapidly growing to hate pretty much any and all photo covers...
I enjoyed this book even more than the 1st one. I find the premise of the world very fascinating. The idea that there could be Safe-Keepers who cannot reveal secrets, and Truth-Teller's who cannot tell a lie.Try to imagine that in our modern society! A Safe-keeper on the witness stand? OR a Trut...