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Emissary by Thomas  Locke
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it was amazing

I requested and received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Like most epic fantasies, this is the story of a man on a quest to rid the world of a great evil, and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Although the events in this story seemed to escalate very quickly, it felt like the entire story took place over the course of a single month, I really felt like the characters grew and developed tremendously in that time. Hyam went from being a simple farmer to leading an army into battle. I may just not have noticed the passage of time because it was subtly mentioned rather than shoved in my face though.

This story was woven as fine as any tapestry. The realm created by Mr. Locke is detailed and vivid and the descriptions painted a very clear picture of what the world looks like.

This story is told in limited omniscient third person, and occasionally switches between two of the main characters. I liked this approach to the story because it provided us with a bit more background on some of the major players than we would have had if we had simply been following Hyam around the whole time, and it helped me to appreciate them more.

Overall I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because I was thoroughly entertained, the descriptions were well done, and the book was structurally solid. I'd definitely recommend it to epic fantasy fans everywhere.

Reviewed for Just Another Girl and Her Books Blog

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Reading Progress

February 1, 2015 – Shelved
February 1, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 26, 2015 – Started Reading
May 25, 2015 – Finished Reading

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