The Truth Portal & The Color Mayhem
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“Offbeat fantasy […] reminiscent of a Roald Dahl classic. […] This playful fantasy deftly argues that teens can only benefit by widening their perspectives.” – Kirkus Reviews
“What use is power without love?” is a recurring question in “Topaz: The Truth Portal The Color Mayhem”, a lyrical quest-based novel by Rachel Tremblay. This whimsical fantasy is rich in allegory, and possesses a certain meditative quality. This book will appeal to the fans of Willow, Dark Crystal and Studio Ghibli. – Katya DeBecerra, author of What The Woods Keep and Oasis
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Topaz, free-spirited, ill-fitting heroine in an absurd, dystopian fantasy world, does the unthinkable of following her heart through the strangest of portals, revealing the truth of her destiny. But how much will she sacrifice to fulfill it? A colorful, poetic adventure about growth, authenticity and seeing things to the end.
Under the rule of the terrible Murx, where mirthlings show false kindness out of duty and live out terrifically absurd pre-ordained callings in permanent joylessness, our ill-fitting heroine Topaz trades her stifling life for the most surreal of portals, orbiglass worlds and fantastic friends, discovering her true origins and inherent powers on her path to attain the silver-peaked mountain where she believes happiness awaits her. There and back again, Topaz battles with herself as she faces the challenges of friendship, deceit and loss, until with a little magic and a lot of heart she comes to love the mirthlings she once despised, inadvertently emerging as the one destined to return balance to all the worlds.
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