Monday, January 12, 2015

I enjoy a good mystery!

I wanted to read a good book.  

With these cold, dreary days and the madness of the holiday rush over, I just wanted to wrap up in a blanket, sit by the fire and get lost in a "can't put it down" story.  I chose:

Thomas Locke

Once I started reading this book,
I just couldn't put it down.

Hyam the main character, is a young man who loses his Mother and begins his journey on a quest to fulfill her last wish. Along the way he discovers his past only to find that his past determines his future. Along his journey, Hyam must sacrifice his own wants for the greater needs of the world.
Most people were given a new world for their twenty-first birthday. Coming of age meant celebration and beginning and vast horizons. Hyam was given one choice, which of course was no choice at all. He was invited to walk away from everything he had ever known.”

Emissary is a book that reveals it's characters as it reveals it's story. It is set in a medieval world with no mention of time, location, or goals. These are all revealed as you read each page. It is filled with action, both good and evil, with Hyam discovering amazing powers bestowed upon him.
"Only when the valley went silent did she (Joelle) turn back. And even then she did not want to, but her attention was pulled around the same force that had drawn her here."

Reading this book wasn't easy. At times, I had to turn back a page and re-read a paragraph. But this is the mystery of this book. I expected the characters and the places to be clearly defined prior to the story beginning but they were not. Thomas Locke tells this story a piece at a time, therefor reading this book is also a mystery that you find you are part of as you turn each page.

Reading Emissary,by Thomas Locke,
is a journey for it's reader just as Hyam's life is a journey.

Emissary, the first book in new series Legends of the Realm and soon to be movie, is filled with places that don't exist and characters that are unreal but yet just like us. It is a mystery fantasy tale filled with good verses evil, minimal descriptions of violence, and no profanity. 

Emissary by Thomas Locke is available January 6th, 2015 as a very nicely bound paperback or on your kindle/e-reader. It is a beautiful book with a colorful embossed cover. Revelle Books are so well made. I knew this book would be easy to hold, have larger print than most, and would lay open when I set it down. All of which I find important when I choose a book to read or to give for a gift. I want to feel the quality in my hands.

Thomas Locke is an award winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies, published in twenty languages with four Christy Awards and a 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame. His web address is and his twitter username is tlockebooks.

I recommend Emmissary, by Thomas Locke, for anyone wanting to read a good mystery, set in an imaginative place and time. The story is excellent and I can't wait to read the next book in this new series. You can order it at in both paper form or as an e-reader.

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Disclosure: I enjoy reading! 

I always have and always will! My review of this book is just that, my own opinion of how I liked or disliked this book. I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for my review.

 However, all opinions and summaries expressed are my own, without any influence, and are copyright protected.


  1. I do love a page turner and a gray dreary day or a cold day there is nothing i rather do than read..

  2. Thank you for the review and recommendation! Winter reading is the best!


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