Title: Truth in the Dark
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Fairy tale, High Fantasy
“I am not beautiful…”
Knife’s entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and
his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When
Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to
leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is
desperate for anything to ensure her happiness.
Her suitor’s cousin offers him a way out, but it won’t be easy.
Aerie-‐Smith has been cursed to walk upright in the form of a
beast, and his beloved village suffers from the same spell.
Aerie-‐Smith offers Gwen a trousseau and some hope, if only
Knife will keep him company on his island for the span of a
year and perform one “regrettable task” at year’s end.
Knife is unprepared for the form the island’s curse takes on his own misshapen body. In one moment of magic, he is given the body of his dreams—and he discovers that where flesh meets spirit and appearance meet reality, sometimes the only place to find truth is in the darkness of a lover’s arms.
If you love fantasy novels and books written by Amy Lane you will love this book.
Knife’s words can be very harsh and it’s was easy to understand why.
The abuse that he has endured from the people of his village is unimaginable. He has only known love by his family, but never the love of a man so when he finds it, it is not surprising that he can’t trust in it.
Aerie–Smith was cursed for stealing the kiss of a pretty lady as was his villagers and but he has hope that Knife can free his people from this terrible curse.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Truth in the Dark is a wonderful story of love and the power of loving someone who they are on the inside, not their outside appearence.
Truth in the Dark is a wonderful story that had me tearing up several times. Amy Lane knows how to catch you up in her stories and keep you caught up.
I highly recommend this story.
Reviewed by: Cheryl
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