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A Vivid Show of the Human Psyche | Review of ‘Truth Seer’ (Truth Seer Trilogy #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Truth Seer by Kay L Moody
Marten Press
Image Credit: Goodreads

Imara Halu is a Truth Seer, her dream to become a police interrogator for her home in Kenya. However, when a group of extremists take hostages, her sister included, Imara must venture into their hideaway to find her sister, uncover hidden truths and see more than she ever bargained for.

Published July 2, 2018, by Marten Press Truth Seer by Kay L Moody is the first in a new science fiction series following the evolutionary traits.

A strong beginning to a series that does much analyzing through a strong narrative. Imara is a strong character because she can see the truth, but the truth is always in the eye of the beholder. Moreover, the world is not all black and white. The concept and narrative are unusual in that respect because the novel incorporates colors to reflect the truth. This makes the novel interesting because often the world is thought of in black and white when it is not and just because someone lies doesn’t mean it is terrible. Many of the characters reflect this concept, creating conflict and tension and showing many levels of right versus wrong. It is an excellent analytical piece because it explores the facets of what it means to be human. The world functions in the now, and people’s intentions, and emotions shift. This novel capitalizes on that, and through Imara, the readers sees that vividly. This is a skill and a challenge for Imara because she see truth versus like but not the intention. White lies do not mean the same thing to her as they do to others, a lie is a lie and in her opinion making her a very blunt character. She is harsh and cold but not in an off-putting way. She is blunt and hard because the world she sees while colorful is filtered by a façade. It is a challenge for her which ultimately makes he likable but doesn’t limit her character development.

That is part of what makes this novel unique. The world is a complicated place, and while Imara’s vision would seem to make it less complicated, it does not. Her is so gray that the colors blind her from actually seeing intention. Ultimately this allows her to grow because she learns that not everything is black and white that people are defined more by their actions than anything else. This opens up a whole new world for her.

Overall the pace of the novel is slow. This group of friends is trying to navigate through catacombs filled with traps, but that is the entire novel nothing more happens story wise. So after a while, it starts to feel like more of the same and the only captivating part is the use of color and character development. Theirs lots of tension between the characters because of Imara’s ability which is ultimately the driving point of the novel.

Truth Seer is an exciting beginning to a new series despite the overall lack of plot development and slow pace because it offers insight into the human psyche.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: July 2, 2018

Page count: 254pp

Age Range: 15 & Over

ISBN: 978-1-9832-1031-0

Publisher: Marten Press

List Price:  $13.95

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