Locumten

Chronicles of the New Realm: Book One

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
255 Pages
Reviewed on 03/15/2015
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Reviewed by Emilija Ryks for Readers' Favorite

Locumten - Chronicles of the New Realm: Book One by Dmitri Talanov follows the early life of a young boy named Phale, orphaned in a storm at sea, who gets washed up on shore in an unfamiliar land. He is bright and intelligent, if perhaps more than his fair share of accident-prone. When chance kills the steward of the castle he is in, an ill-fated pledge makes him the impromptu master of Halmsten and an adopted member of the Fe family. His most remarkable ability is his tendency to produce great interest in anyone that meets him. Watch as he uses logic and curiosity to cause havoc from the kitchen to the courts of the Emperor.

A brilliant story that had me laughing out loud and shaking my head in bewilderment by turns. I sympathized with him and with everyone that had to deal with him. The characters are clever; they have their faults and author Dmitri Talanov uses every one of them to craft an engaging narrative with charming descriptions and the world view of a street smart, if curious to the point of endangerment, youth. The world of Locumten is different and yet familiar and I found myself learning things which speak of the author’s research and dedication to his craft. It is not without its drama and I spent a great deal of time turning the pages, anxious to find out what would come of Phale’s latest scheme. I found Locumten a grand introduction to the series and I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.