Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Book Review: Emissary

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.

It's been quite a while since I read a true fantasy novel and this was a perfect re-entrance into the genre. Hyam is a character that you can't help but fall in love with. You cry with him, you celebrate with him and when he's in danger, you sit on the edge of your seat waiting to see if he's okay. He's no the only character in this book and each and every one of them have something about them that make you feel as if you know and care about them. The story is full of adventure, fantasy and moves along at such a pace that as a reader, I was never bored. The book comes to a close with a satisfying conclusion with just enough unanswered questions that it sets the reader up to eagerly await the next book in the series.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All thoughts, comments, and opinions are my own. 
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