Legends of the Realm

4 books in series
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Emissary Publisher's Summary

Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall, where he spent five years as an apprentice. It was there that Hyam's extraordinary capacity for mastering languages came to light - and soon cast him into the shadows of suspicion. How could any human learn the forbidden tongues with such ease?

When Hyam dares to seek out the Mistress of the Sorceries, her revelation tears his world asunder. He has no choice but to set out on the foreboding path - which beckons him to either his destiny or his doom. An encounter with an enchanting stranger reminds him that he is part hero and part captive. As Hyam struggles to interpret the omens and symbols, he is swept up by a great current of possibilities - and dangers.

With lyrical prose that unveils a richly imaginative world, Thomas Locke takes listeners on a journey into the Realm. There he invites them to awaken their sense of wonder. This cracking adventure moves like a contemporary thriller but harkens back to the enduring genre of classic fantasy.

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  • Book 1

    • Emissary

    • Legends of the Realm: Book 1
    • By: Thomas Locke
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall, where he spent five years as an apprentice. It was there that Hyam's extraordinary capacity for mastering languages came to light - and soon cast him into the shadows of suspicion. How could any human learn the forbidden tongues with such ease?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More about the world than the characters.

    • By Christopher on 03-14-15
    • Legends of the Realm: Book 1
    • By: Thomas Locke
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 01-13-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Merchant of Alyss

    • By: Thomas Locke
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Sequel; Stirring Adventure

    • By John Mackett on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • The Golden Vial

    • By: Thomas Locke
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

     Lady Shona, the newly crowned queen of the realm, is a leader without a throne. Pursued relentlessly by a dark force, her small contingent of loyal followers must make a difficult choice - flee or fight. Determined to save her land from nefarious threats, Lady Shona decides that she must seek out the enemy and attack them head-on - a strategy that leads back to the region of the Three Valleys, where Hyam was born. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • should be book 4<br />

    • By gerry king on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $20.99