Legends Of The Realm book 1
by Thomas Locke
With his twenty-first birthday, Hyam begins a journey that will lead him to his destiny--or his doom.
Hyam has always shown a remarkable ability to master languages, even those left unspoken for a thousand years. But now the shadow of suspicion that was cast upon him as a child prodigy at Long Hall is lengthening, and he must keep his identity hidden--or face annihilation.
As Hyam's mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall before he settles down to farm his land. This journey born from duty becomes an impassioned quest for the truth. War is coming swiftly, and Hyam must rely upon his newfound powers and the friends he meets along the way in order to unravel the puzzling past and ensure that he--and the realm--will have a future.
This is what fantasy stories are supposed to be!
I have never been big on fantasy stories but in recent years I have discovered some wonderful fantasy books from publishers I enjoy and trust, and Emissary is one of the best. I discovered Thomas Locke's writing several years ago with his fantasy/sci-fi series for kids, the Spectrum Chronicles, so I jumped at the chance to read and review Emissary. The story didn't disappoint at all.
When I entered the Realm I was taken prisoner right away and just couldn't put it down. In fact, I finished it in only one day.
Written in the tradition of Lord Of The Rings it is a well thought out and truly magical world. Elves, humans, wizards, and an epic quest. Everything needed to make a good fantasy story.
This Book received a 4 Bark rating.
Emissary will appeal not only to adults by a YA audience as well. Fantasy fans are in for a real treat with Thomas Locke's latest book!
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Emissary by Thomas Locke a 4.5 Bark rating.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Revell (January 6, 2015)
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