About The Book:
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.
Except for the healing arts, magicking is a punishable offense in the realm. The only places it is still practiced are the Long Halls scattered throughout the land--isolated haunts of wizards called mages and their long-suffering students.
But hidden rivers of power course deep beneath the earth, and not everyone has obeyed the edict banning magic. Vixens lie in wait on the Galwyn road. A mysterious race of telepaths comes and goes invisibly. It is even rumored that Elves still hide among the wizened trees. And somewhere beyond the badlands, a growing menace threatens the hard-won peace of the realm.
This young man could stem the ominous tide . . . but only by turning away from everyone and everything he has ever known. And facing dangers he cannot fathom.
You can read an excerpt of Emissary here, in PDF format
About The Author:
is a pseudonym for , the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. Davis's screenplay adaptation of is currently under development as a feature film with a British production company. Learn more at www.tlocke.com.
Davis Bunn has been a favorite author for some time now, and so I have been excited to read a book written under his pseudonym for some time. While I did not know what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised by Emissary. The genre of Fantasy is not typically one that I gravitate to, however, I am glad I gave this novel a read. It was really wonderfully written, with enough twists and turns and awesome characters to keep your attention throughout the book. I am excited that this is the first book of a new series and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
If you are a fan of the fantasy genre, you need to read this book.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Emissary at your favorite Christian book retailer from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***