A Conspiracy of Truths

A Conspiracy of Truths

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A wrongfully imprisoned storyteller spins stories from his jail cell that just might have the power to save him--and take down his jailers too.

Arrested on accusations of witchcraft and treason, Chant finds himself trapped in a cold, filthy jail cell in a foreign land. With only his advocate, the unhelpful and uninterested Consanza, he quickly finds himself cast as a bargaining chip in a brewing battle between the five rulers of this small, backwards, and petty nation.

Or, at least, that's how he would tell the story.

In truth, Chant has little idea of what is happening outside the walls of his cell, but he must quickly start to unravel the puzzle of his imprisonment before they execute him for his alleged crimes. But Chant is no witch--he is a member of a rare and obscure order of wandering storytellers. With no country to call his home, and no people to claim as his own, all Chant has is his wits and his apprentice, a lad more interested in wooing handsome shepherds than learning the ways of the world.

And yet, he has one great power: his stories in the ears of the rulers determined to prosecute him for betraying a nation he knows next to nothing about. The tales he tells will topple the Queens of Nuryevet and just maybe, save his life.
Publisher: New York :, SAGA, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, Incorporated,, ©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781534412804
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION ROW
Characteristics: 456 pages : map ; 22 cm

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IndyPL_CarriG Mar 16, 2019

A delightfully charming yet dark tale of the lengths a seemingly harmless old man will go to to save his skin. Most of the story takes place in various jail cells, yet still managed to keep me on the edge of my seat. The power of stories, loyalty, and the way we justify the thousand little cruelties that make up a society all play roles in this tale that definitely reflects on our current world. I'm very much looking forward to more books from this new young author - I hope she is as prolific as she is clever!

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alexcansmile
Oct 18, 2018

This book has the wrong title associated with it. It is called A Conspiracy of Truths, not Book of Chant.
http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Conspiracy-of-Truths/Alexandra-Rowland/9781534412804

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