13 January 2016

Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

About the Book
Life for Hyam is bittersweet. Admired by the citizens of Falmouth for his heroic rescue mission, he cherishes these peaceful days with Joelle by his side. Yet grief over the loss of his magical skills during the great Battle of Emporis threatens to engulf him. Sometimes he even wishes he had never known magic at all.

When Hyam comes into possession of an ancient Milantian scroll, he is thrilled to feel the surge of power that courses through him whenever he touches it. But what he discerns in the text could mean war. He embarks upon another journey to determine its true meaning and forestall any attack. But as Hyam is seeking answers, he is unaware that the merchant of Alyss is seeking him…

This second Legends of the Realm novel offers an epic story equally as satisfying as Emissary. Thomas Locke once again immerses his readers into Hyam’s fantastical world with plenty of magic, action, and good-versus-evil adventure, and I loved revisiting it and its cast of diverse and memorable characters. The story is fascinating and intriguing, as Hyam begins another quest, and left me eager and hopeful for another one. Fans of fantasy and adventure will not be disappointed with Merchant of Alyss, and I highly recommend it.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of Merchant of Alyss and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, the award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies. With a lifelong passion for speculative stories, he is also the author of Emissary and Trial Run. A screenplay adaptation of Emissary is currently under development as a feature film with a British production company.

Davis's 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. Learn more at his website.

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