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The Emissary

(One Great Year #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  70 reviews
For fans of Diana Gabaldon and Emily R. King, The Emissary is a new reincarnation fantasy adventure set across thousands of years of real historical events.

When the world collapses from a Golden Age into one of chaos and strife, mankind’s salvation lies in the hands of eternal Emissaries – guardians chosen to protect the secret
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Waterside Press
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Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
**I was provided with an ARC for an honest review.**

This book is about souls. Hate and love. Romantic and family. And the power of the universe that each soul tries to connect to each other and so rarely can.... But that never stops us, does it??

But first. I must say it.‼️Authors. Please remember and respect your readers to include TRIGGER WARNINGS in your synopsis of your book‼️

You do not know the experiences of trauma and consent of your readers so it is ESSENTIAL to be upfront and include t
The world has collapsed. Mankind’s fate is on the cusp of ruination, if not for Emissaries, eternal souls who are tasked with guiding humanity back from the abyss of darkness.

Two souls will find an unbreakable bond of love, but their paths will diverge through reincarnation after reincarnation, will they ever find their own eternal happiness or as Emissaries, must they put mankind before their hearts?

Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio have created an epic fantasy filled with darkness, tortured love
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Since the beginning of time, humanity has had guardians, eternal beings known as the Emissaries, to guide humanity from destruction and extinction into the next enlightenment. Marcus and Theron are two of the chosen Emissaries to preserve humanity and usher in the next great year, as foretold by their Elders. Not only that, they’re lovers and with each reincarnation, Marcus remembers their love, but Theron does not. This time, though, they have an enemy disguised as a friend whose goal is to des ...more
Judi Easley
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: historical romance time-travel mythology readers
Recommended to Judi by: the authors request
The Emissary
The One Great Year Series,
Book 1
Tamara Veitch & Rene DeFazio
Waterside Press, Oct 2018
200 pages, Kindle, paperback, audiobook, audio CD
Urban Fantasy
Provided by Authors


The cover is subtle but attractive. When I first saw the design, I thought of an old quilt pattern called Orange Peel. However, once I got involved in the story, I realized that the six petals within the circle are a flower design. It is the flower of life. The pattern and mention of it recur often in the story. Th
Truly Trendy PR
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Emissary is the first book in the One Great Year Book series written by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio. A novel about a war between the immortal forces of good and evil as it stretches over many lifetimes. The Emissary is the first in a trilogy series on he Atitalans. This group of supernatural beings was sent to Earth to help guide the humans to help them adjust through the evolution of the next “Great Year.” A story that is engaging and written with a passion that is sure to stay with long ...more
Urban. Caver
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tamara Veitch & Rene DeFazio are like the new age prophets. This book touches several ancient Indian concepts, cosmic powers, telepathic powers and physic powers that will just make your mind explode with information. The vast knowledge and conceptual apprehension this novel provided, is truly something that I appreciate. The amount of effort and research put into this by them is noteworthy. Although "The Emissary" is a fantasy novel, Tamara and Rene references to several ancient concepts is par ...more
Daniel Casey
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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As an adventure novel and a literally timeless love story, The Emissary challenges readers to think past assumptions and embrace wonder. The stakes of the novel are ultimate, the very existence of humanity in the battle between Good and Evil giving readers all the drama they could want.

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Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I haven't reviewed many audiobooks before, but this one, just from the synopsis, I knew that it would be an amazing fantasy novel that I really wanted to know more about, no matter if it was by listening to the authors narrate it or by reading it. I didn't care, I just wanted to be a part of the adventure, and that's what happened.

I could tell you all about the world that the authors created but I don't want to spoil anything, so I will leave it in the air, let's just say that this world is comp
Happy Booker
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Emissary is a trilogy fantasy novel written about a group of supernaturals that come to earth in order to assist humans in welcoming what is known as the Great Year. Every 26 thousand years, the Atitalans, who are also known as the Emissaries, usher in the Great Year.

The Emissaries primarily consisted of three, named Marcus, Theron, and Helghul. Initially, all three used to get along, and Marcus and Theron were lovers. However, Helghul turned against them, and the fight between good and evil
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The world is in a state of disarray and the only hope are the Emissaries; eternal guardians who have protected the secrets of our ancient civilization until a time where enlightenment can reign again. But there is a force that wants to stop them as they move through time.

Marcus and Theron are two of the chosen to preserve all that was Atitala. They are also lovers. As they tumble through time trying to find each other it’s not as easy as you might think to reconnect. Especially when one of the E
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The start I did feel dragged a bit, but once it got going, boy did it get going. The start was a lot of build up, details of the world being built and who the main characters used to be as children. You needed to know that, just something about it was a little boring to me. The rest of the book rewards you though. Really loved how you got to see past lives and how the Authors turned and twisted things. Seeing Marcus (male soul) in a female body was just great. It just threw a new layer into the ...more
Jesuis Laplume
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that, once started, is very hard to put down! I read in in two sessions, breaking only for a night's sleep and a reheated breakfast. As an author of non-fiction books I recognize good writing and 'the Emissary' is both well written and riveting.

Because I write on the meaning of life, I knew where it was likely going but that did not bother me in the least. To me that suggests you may read this book more than once! Make time to read this book and do not say you were not warned tha
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Emissary: Can your past become all of your presents?

Can you live in a world that is constantly changing like you are? The span
of years within this novel is quite extensive and the places we learn about
might be fictional and yet the events might hit home in the present. The
Atitalans or Emissaries, are our leaders, they give us the clues to those
who will reawaken and have another lifetime in another world as the Great
Year comes upon all of us as we take the journeys with them. They are sent
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and found myself returning to it often. I found the story line unique and loved how it jumped around a bit yet was still consistent enough to not get confused. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

Book received through NetGalley
Pallavi Sareen
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Emissary by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio is a combination of fantasy and romance. But what I found while reading the book is that it compiles so many of my fandoms together. The first chapter itself gave me the vibe of Doctor from Doctor Who mixed up with The Man from earth. The way the descriptions went on reminded me of the burden immortals carry. It made me think that it was going to be a deep novel about the test of time.
The second chapter turned that idea over its head and made me del
gwendalyn _books_
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Emissary
by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazi
1st In The One Great Year Series
Epic Fantasy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
This book was received as an ARC, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own

When the world collapses from a Golden Age into one of chaos and strife, mankind's salvation lies in the hands of eternal Emissaries― guardians chosen to p
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm happy I discovered a new fantasy series: it was entertaining, fun to read and engaging.
I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Books R&B
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story doesn't primarily revolve around the lead role originally known as Marcus, but around the message that the lead is trying to convey. The central message of the story is about the higher conscious of a being and a role that humans from the Golden Age play in guiding the world in this direction. These chosen humans are called Emissaries. The first chapter begins with a current day scenario of a blogger, just a normal guy. Right after this, the story begins to traverse back and forth in t ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Emissary is the first in the ‘One Great Year’ trilogy which at it’s core is a fight between good and evil. It did take be a little bit to get sucked into the story and for some reason I really struggled with the first few chapters, I’m not sure if that was just me or if the story was just sort of dragging a bit, but once the story started to get going I didn’t want to put the book down.

I really loved the idea of having guardians of humanity especially with having one ‘turn to the dark side’
Charles Remington
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quinn is the present-day incarnation of an ancient soul, cursed with the memory of his numberless past lives. He is the envoy of an ancient civilisation in search of the love and soulmate he lost thousands of years ago. The Emissary by Tamara Veich and Rene DeFazio chronicles his early life in an idyllic city prior to the Great Year turmoil, a cataclysmic planetary event which occurs every 26 thousand years. In this original life he is called Marcus - he has two close friends, Helghul, a boister ...more
Judi Soderberg
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
While the storyline promised to be interesting, I found the prose to be, well, pretentious, for lack of a better word. It felt almost like the authors were more interested in impressing us with their vocabulary than with keeping the story going. Made it difficult to get into, though I tried several times. I thought I was going to have to give up...until I forced myself to keep going and found that the story really was interesting so it was worth fighting past the writing style to get to the meat ...more
K.J. Simmill
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Atitalan Emissaries had been sent to guide humankind in evolution. They had been selected to leave their land, to die and be reborn for the span of a Great Year Cycle. They were to guide Humankind, but they should not have been aware of their identity, their mission. But Quinn was, he remembered his time as Marcus, just as he remembered each of his past lives. He also remembered his soulmate, Theron, and sought to find her so they could once more be reunited. Just as there were those sent to gui ...more
Kelly  Schuknecht
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The first in a series of four, The Emissary leaves you on the edge of your seat, ready for more.

The story begins with Marcus, Theron and Helghul—friends who end up on a similar journey yet on very different paths. Appointed as Emissaries, they have a very special mission to “lead humanity into an era of peace and prosperity.” There is a bond of love, friendship and history that exists between the three of them through their many lives and reincarnations over a period of thousands of years, but t
Honestly  Austen
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I instantly found myself drawn into the story from Chapter One and was even more pleasantly surprised by the attention to detail as well as vivid description provided by the authors in the backstory of the main character prior to the life we witness at the outset of the novel. The authors have a great way of weaving in important aspects and definitions which are essential for the reader to know, without losing the magic of the novel itself.

As much as I enjoyed this novel and felt like there are
Sarah Elyse
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“The Emissary” merges the concepts of past lives and soulmates in this engrossing story. Marcus and Helghul, once the closest of friends, are now the bitterest of enemies. Their friendship was weakened by Helghul’s ambition, and destroyed when Theron, the girl they both loved, fell in love with Marcus. When Theron and Marcus engaged in a special coupling, they became soulmates - able to find each other in all their next lives. But when Marcus stumbles in on Helghul performing a horrifying ceremo ...more
WordsAPlenty audiobookreviewer
The Emissary (One Great Year Book 1) by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio is a romance, adventure that is action packed from page one. Three friends try to save the world from its imminent decline into chaos and darkness where many will die and many more will suffer. Marcus and Theron must help humanity reach peace and prosperity while their friend, Helghul, turns to darkness and evilness to gain the power he has coveted for years. From the Golden Age to present day the three struggles through mult ...more
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book is exactly as it states - A timeless tale of love reborn through the ages. Accurate yes but there is so much more in the book to enjoy. I try not to read too much about a story before reading it as I like to go in somewhat blind. I wasn't into it at first as I had no clue where the story was headed. Then as the story began to progress I was hooked.

Imagine finding your one true love, your other self, your other half, not only on a physical level but on an eternal one that extents forever
Viel Nast
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the adventurous of Marcus the emissary begin here. an easy and pleasant to hear audio with both male and females voices effects and clear sound. the story is intriguing and the world is fascinating while the plot builds up beautiful.
Nicolás Manfredi
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read The Emissary in one single day and I can truly say I loved it. It is not alike me to think about light and darkness as the two pulling forces that govern the universe. I'm actually not into new age, buddhism, yoga and the likes of it. But The Emissary by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio provides a new take on a tale as old as time.

The fight of light and darkness has been depicted and told throughout the history of mankind, yet, this time the authors arrive at a compelling, resounding
J.L. Smith
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I liked?

Without giving anything away, I can honestly say I was drawn in from the very beginning. The backstories on the main character mainly drew me. I knew a lot happened prior to the opening of this work and it made me want to go back and find out more.

Also, there are a lot of elements to this book. There’s the struggle concerning good and evil of course, but then you’ve got pieces of ancient history with sort of a dystopia twist. I thought it was pretty cool.

What I didn’t like?

The m
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