Monday, January 19, 2015

Emissary Review

Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall, where he spent five years as an apprentice. It was there that Hyam's extraordinary capacity for mastering languages came to light--and soon cast him into the shadows of suspicion. How could any human learn the forbidden tongues with such ease? When Hyam dares to seek out the Mistress of the Sorceries, her revelation tears his world asunder.

He has no choice but to set out on the foreboding path--which beckons him to either his destiny or his doom. An encounter with an enchanting stranger reminds him that he is part hero and part captive. As Hyam struggles to interpret the omens and symbols, he is swept up by a great current of possibilities--and dangers. 

Emissary by Thomas Locke was a wonderful new fantasy novel that did not disappoint in the slightest. While it starts off a little abruptly, I found myself quickly dragged into the story of Hyam's quest. Unlike with some fantasy series, where the first book leaves me not quite following whats going on in the fantasy world, I found myself pretty easily understanding the fantasy world that was introduced in Emissary. I really enjoyed the main character, Hyam, as well as the many other characters throughout the book.  I thought that the characters were all very realistic and the story itself was amazing with some great twists and turns. I can't wait for book two in the Legends of the Realm series to arrive! 

5 out of 5. A fantastic Afternoon Snack!

I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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