Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Emissary ~ Thomas Locke

  • File Size: 8216 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (December 30, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

 December 30, 2014

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.

My take on this book:
Emissary by Thomas Locke is a book that really took me several attempts to read. I found the beginning drug quite a bit and I found myself putting the book down on several occasions. Once I got about half way through the story though the momentum picked up and I found myself becoming absorbed in the story. I found myself beginning to root for the character of Hyam and therefore was interested in seeing the story play out. There were interesting aspects of the story such as the history of the how and why that was woven in. I really didn't care for the romantic element though, it felt forced and really hindered the overall flow of the story. While this book really wasn't my cup of tea, it may be a great read for someone else. Overall  anyone who enjoys fantasy fiction really should check this one out.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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