Sunday, January 31, 2016

Review: Merchant of Alyss by Thomas Locke

Merchant of Alyss is the second book in Thomas Locke’s Legends of the Realm series and I remember reading the first rather quickly and enjoying it.   This one carries on the story nicely but it did take me a little while to get reacquainted with the characters again.  I think that is just due to the book being a fantasy, though.  However, that being said as I delved deeper into the story I had a hard time putting it down.  Our hero Hyam with his bride Joelle is recovering from his battles where he had lost his magical abilities when a shipment of scrolls that only he has the ability to read is sent to his allies.  He also begins to have strange dreams with a dragon involved.  All of this sets our hero, his wife, and their comrades on a very dangerous journey into the unknown to find the answers needed for these new mysteries.  Along the way they meet many dangers and please do be prepared at what happens.  So if you like fantasy with elves, humans, dragons, monsters and more, I highly recommend this series.  It was a riveting read for me even though I did not like some of the plot choices and one particular character was getting under my skin.  I am anxious for the next in this series to see how things can be made right.  I received a copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own. 

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