Ok, so slightly confusing thread title, but I wanted to pick people's brains about this. To give a little background info, the story I'm working on, a Fantasy, is about two warring nations, who, for the purposes of the thread are A and B. The hatred between A and B is high - which is an important theme - to the point where children growing up in Nation A are taught to despise Nation B, and vice versa. It's also important to note that people from the two nations are very different, most importantly in the way they think. My MC, a young soldier from Nation A, comes to realise that this conflict is pretty pointless, and, through a series of events, the chance to end it presents itself. So, my MC takes it. The reason why my MC has such thoughts on the conflict is that he's of half A, half B descent. He's essentially a symbol of peace, and of how the two nations can create things, not just destroy. The moment when my MC learn's he's a half-and-half is a key plot twist. On the journey, I'm pretty set on having the MC almost join with Nation B. Despite his upbringing, he has inherited he's father's B way of thinking, so he agrees with many of their principles. I think this a great moment in the story, very tense, so I'm set on keeping it in. But here's the problem: my original thoughts were for the crafty fellow luring my MC to side B to tell my MC that his father is from side B, and that Nation A have lied to him about his father. My MC would be shocked, and eventually return to Nation A where a close friend ensures him it was a lie, woven by this crafty fellow to get him to change sides. But of course it isn't a lie. Later on in the series (yes, I'm planning a series, no changes there either), the truth is revealed, as the truth. I am essentially going: "Plot twist!" "No, plot twist was a lie!" "Actually, plot twist wasn't a lie, it was truth!" Is the reader going to suspect that the lie is not a lie, and is my story just going to fall apart? I've been on this forum long enough to know many of the replies I get will be "it's all in the writing". I understand that, and will endeavour to pull it off as best I can, but, disregarding the writing, is this a good idea, or will it just backfire? Any thoughts or comments much appreciated!