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The Book Of Lies by James Moloney
A sleeping boy by the name of Marcel is brought to an orphanage by four men in the dead of night. He is taken to a room where a sorcerer uses The Book of Lies to wipe away his past and all that he knows, and gives him a new identity. Bea (an orphan staying in the house) secretly intercepts before the book finishes.
When Marcel wakes up he thinks his name is Robert until Bea pulls him asside to tell him his real name. They form a friendship right from the beginning and I really liked Marcel/Robert as well as Bea. The name Termagant stands out as well but I will leave it up to you to work out what that name is for. :)
So far this book reminds me a little of the Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney. I can't wait to finish this.
A few sentences I really liked:
' "Your lie has been recorded in my book. In fact, those who don't know any better call it The Book Of Lies. Now, tell me the truth. You hoped to hear what I said to this boy, isn't that so?" '
I look forward to what happens next! Will they succeed in their quest for truth? Will Marcel get his memory back?
You can find more about this book over at Goodreads.