Book 1: Truth Teller
How could a modern day girl like Charlotte ever envisage that magic really exists? Even with her own vivid imagination, the place for other realms belonged in a child’s fairy tale. Or so she thought, until she stumbled across a hidden curio shop and an even stranger shopkeeper. He gives her a gift that resembles an antique snow dome, but this is not an ordinary globe. The world Charlotte has always known disappears as she’s spirited away into a mystical land.
This is the beginning of a lifelong friendship that changes Charlotte’s life forever. Discovered by a young elf alone in the forest, she embarks on a journey in search of a group of travelling Entertainers. She encounters heart-stopping dangers and real life monsters, but a far greater threat shadows her every move. Even the strength and skill of her new found companions cannot protect her against a ruthless druid assassin. But in this realm, Charlotte is not the vulnerable little girl she thought she was.
“I liked the characters: believable, rich and interesting. Charlotte was delightful and just how you’d expect a child to react if put into ‘that’ situation. As for the fantasy world, wow, I loved it, the characters, the descriptions and the ‘scary bits’.”
“Truth Teller is a delightful fantasy filled with druid assassins and other underworld magic. A tale for all ages not to be missed.”
“This book has everything a bestseller should have: compelling story, endearing characters, vivid descriptions, genuine emotions, and a lot of surprising twists and turns. This is a story about a friendship that transcends race, gender, age, and even realms, between Charlotte, a ten-year-old girl, and Elderfield, a teenage elf. I strongly recommend it.”
Book 2: The Wrath of Siren
Elderfield accepts a Gateway into another realm in a desperate bid to protect the human child, Charlotte, from the Dark Druid. His good intentions go horribly wrong, threatening the destruction of all his people and condemning the Truth Teller to a life she can never escape.
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CIR: What inspired you to write a middle grade fantasy story?
CHAMBERS: I became an epic fantasy fan at the age of about twelve when I discovered the Terry Brooks classic Shannara series, but my real inspiration came from working with children as a volunteer. I helped fun a Brownie pack or some years as a member of Girl Guiding UK. The result, an epic fantasy story that can be enjoyed by children as well as adults.
CIR: Is it like Terry Brooks’ books, or something else entirely?
CHAMBERS: My book has been compared to a mix between The Wizard of OZ and Lord of the Rings. I have to say, I was massively impressed, being compared to two such great classics.
CIR: Wow, that is exciting! What else are readers saying?
CHAMBERS: When I was learning to write, one of my mentors always drummed it into me the importance of hooks and cliffhangers to create the best page-turner, and I have had quite a few readers claim they had couldn’t put my book down once they started. Such a massive complement for the author. But my favourite comments are about the wonderful friendship between two of the most unlikely people. This is the underlying theme behind the story itself, and I was so pleased I managed to get this across when I wrote this.
CIR: Is there more coming?
CHAMBERS: Yes, Truth Teller is book one in a trilogy. I am hoping to release book two, The Wrath of Siren, this year, and work towards publishing book three, Favian’s Law, possibly next year if all goes well.