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Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite
“A Hint of Truth” by Michael Kantor is a fantastical trip into the subliminal dream world of a young blind boy, who lost his mother in a senseless act of terrorism against a trainload of people en route to some place other than death. It opens with an older version of Gray McFinley walking down the street in dark glasses, with a white cane, seeing many things in his blindness that others could not see. We flashback to a 14 year old Gray, going with his mother to visit his aunt, when without warning the train screeched to a halt, erupting in fire and gunfire. Gray’s mother dragged him to the rear exit, asked him to remember a rather bizarre, but obviously important detail, and then pushed him off the train. Shortly thereafter the train is engulfed in flames, and Gray is the only survivor. But the strangeness hasn’t even begun yet. Waking in a hospital room, Gray is more confused than ever. When he falls back to sleep, his soul exits his body and journeys far away to a land of dragons, lost souls, living walls, and a literal overload of impossibilities. His life is endangered several times, before he is brought before the kind King, where he is recruited to a new and deadly mission in life.
His purpose is never adequately revealed to us, but the benefits are more than enough to foster his acceptance. “A Hint of Truth” is undoubtedly a prequel to an as yet unknown fantasy epic. Almost every page in this story leaves you with more questions than answers. In particular, the seemingly insignificant detail Gray’s mother asked him to remember MUST be explained in a volume yet to come. Kantor has created, very quickly and efficiently, a strange new world which must be revisited soon so that we might learn the answers to the many questions this introductory story has bombarded us with. This is a must-read for fans of the Fantasy genre; it promises much more to come.