The Golden Vial

series: Legends of the Realm

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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.

Alas, Hyam has been struck by a mysterious illness that is silently sweeping through the realm. Known as the wasting disease, the sickness has no cure. But there is one shred of hope for Lady Shona and the realm--and it comes in the most unlikely of forms. A young orphan, untested and untrained, could well mean the difference between victory and total defeat.

Thomas Locke concludes his epic trilogy with a gripping tale of courage that will inspire readers to persevere even when all seems lost.

The Author

  1. Thomas Locke

    Thomas Locke

    Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the...

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Praise for Emissary

"Readers of inspirational fantasy will enjoy [Bunn's] foray into a new genre."--Publishers Weekly

"Book one of the Legends of the Realm series is a wonderful journey away from the real world. . . . A fine start to this intriguing series."--RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

"Emissary is a superbly crafted fantasy adventure novel that engages the reader's total and rewarded attention from beginning to end."--The Midwest Book Review

Praise for
Merchant of Alyss

"The reader is drawn into this fascinating world and, in the end, left eager to see what will happen when the journey continues in the next book."--RT Book Reviews

"The second Legends of the Realm book doesn't disappoint! With love, loss, and adventure, Locke has another hit on his hands."--Life Is Story blog

"A deftly crafted and highly entertaining fantasy action/adventure novel from beginning to end."--The Midwest Book Review