Locke, Thomas (Bunn, T. Davis). Emissary: Legends of the Realm. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

emissaryDestined to farm land, Hyam accepts his mother’s suggestion to first return to Long Hall, even though it may be filled with trepidation. Upon his return, Hyam learns information which spurs his quest for the truth. Through adventure, mystery, suspense, wizardry, colorful characters and an imaginary world, Emissary takes the reader on an unforgettable journey…

A totally unique genre for me, I actually was quite caught up in the fantasy as the novel unraveled. As well as the storyline, perhaps it was the writing style which held my attention. I have read and enjoyed Davis Bunn before, so it may have been the similarities in style that the same author, Thomas Locke, utilized that captivated me. Though Christian themes and values were instilled throughout, the actual story was neither an allegory nor parable. Fans of Lord of the Rings will definitely enjoy this piece as may others. I have now learned not to judge a book by the cover, nor the genre…lesson learned.

4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Emissary from Revell Publishing for my honest review*


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