Readers to Join in the Search for a ‘Truthstone’

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Fantasy novel follows an ordinary young man’s extraordinary quest to fight against evil.

Author Sylvia Bell, unleashing her storytelling prowess, invites readers to step into her intricately woven fantasy land with Truthstone, her engaging new book. Exhilarating adventure and surprises await readers in the pages of this Xlibris release.

When thirteen-year-old Darien sets off on a journey, his fate overtakes him and he is sent on a quest to find a Truthstone. Yet even as he searches, another looks for him. Al Zaric dreams of leading the world into a time of evil. He wants to use Darien’s heart-blood to awaken Soradin, the Dark One. Vhari, the midwife’s daughter, soon discovers that she has magical powers. The two youths have never met but Vhari is steadily pulled into the darkening web of Darien’s destiny.

In this sophisticated world, there are those who practice sorcery and those who are sprung from an evil source—the shadow-men Warths and trollish Dhrogs. Yet not all of the magic belongs to Soradin’s Darkhearts. There is also the Ka, white witches who seek to rid their world of the growing threat. But can they make it, or will Al Zaric succeed in awaking his master? Readers will find out as they follow this interesting host of characters—some human, some not—in Truthstone.

This book will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany on October 6 to 10, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Sylvia Bell grew up in Scotland. Some say that they can ‘hear’ her accent in her writing. Currently, she is a school principal and finds the company of students invigorating—and exhausting. Children, she says, keep her sense of humour sharp. When she is not working, Bell can be found gardening or doing yoga. Both she claims to do with great enthusiasm but little talent. Bell has three grown children and three grandchildren. She lives with her husband in BC, Canada.

Truthstone * by Sylvia Bell
Publication Date: June 03, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 206 pages; 978-1-4500-9786-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 206 pages; 978-1-4500-9787-1
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-0505-2

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