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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2014-12-30
Pages no: 401
Edition language: English
Series: Legends of the Realm (#1)
This was a difficult read for me that I had a hard time getting into. Emissary felt at the same time too long and missing details about the characters, mainly the main character Hyam, who for some reason only at 21 finds out he has magical powers, after first enjoying his simple life as a farmer. Th...
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Emissary by Thomas Locke is the first book of Legends of the Realm. It is about a young man named Hyam who is on a quest to find out who he is. I'm not sure how I feel about this story. The premise sounded good until I started reading the book. It wasn't my usual fantasy story in that it felt a litt...
This was a fantastic novel that I enjoyed thoroughly... Thomas Locke (aka T. Davis Bunn) is really a great writer. It is hard to utter any complaint about this novel but my only one would be that the plot happened so fast! This may have been my own perspective as it has been a very busy month and I ...
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.Overall, I think this book was well-written and interesting. The plot was good and while it was stretched out throughout this relatively long book, there was enough action between events to keep the reader engaged.The ...