The Truthful Lie

by Christopher Nuttall

Book III of The Unwritten Words series

How can humans stand up to the Old Gods?

In The Unwritten Words, Christopher Nuttall’s story-telling mastery weaves a new epic which follows on from his bestselling Bookworm series and is set in that same world.

Cover artwork by Alison Buck

Reginald, now King, is struggling against the rising tide of the Old God entities. He knows that his army alone cannot defeat them, even with cold iron that can contain them and free enslaved humans. But as cities burn and farmland is devastated, the people have been easily convinced by cultists to turn to the Old Gods.

In a neighbouring kingdom the weak young ruler, fallen prey to an entity that promised him the world, starts his campaign to fulfil that promise, adding to the threats heading towards Andalusia.

Reginald’s best hope is that Isabella, his sorceress Queen, and Princess Silverdale, his talented sister, can learn enough about the entities and their relationship with the human realm to find a magical way to defeat them. But, as time is running out, shattering news arrives from the Golden City…

The Truthful Lie is the third book in The Unwritten Words series. The first book was The Promised Lie and the second was The Ancient Lie.

Praise for Christopher Nuttall:

“ one of the best authors of entertaining epic fantasy for adult readers”

Seregil of Rhiminee

Praise for the award-winning Bookworm series:

“A thrilling adventure packed full of magic and memorable characters. Highly recommended.”

The Wishing Shelf Awards
Bookworm won the Adult Fiction GOLD Award in 2013

Praise for Book I of the Unwritten Words series:

“there’s something about the ancient magic and forces that is almost Lovecraftian in nature.”


The Truthful Lie was published in a digital edition on 23rd October 2020 and in paperback on 24th December 2020.


ISBN: 978-1-911409-50-2 eBook Typical price £2.99 / €3.49 / $3.99
ISBN: 978-1-911409-40-3 paperback 352pp List price £9.99 / €12.99 / $19.99
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The Truthful Lie unabridged audiobook from Tantor narrated by Zehra Jane NaqviThe Unwritten Words series are available as unabridged audiobooks from Tantor Media Inc. narrated by Zehra Jane Naqvi.



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