"Pragmatic and excellent beginning for a new fantasy series"


"4 Stars:  It is an ambitious story, and one that succeeds because Veitch and DeFazio’s prose moves smoothly allowing readers to feel the full force of the story with anxiety or confusion regarding time, character, or events…This is a world you will want to be drawn into–at once complicated and straight-forward, pragmatic and fantastic–making  The Emissary not just a solid first novel but an excellent beginning for a new fantasy series.

The blend of mythology, spiritualism, and adventure makes this fantasy story engaging. In addition, Veitch and DeFazio have written their primary character as an elegantly torn protagonist… The story moves deftly from the personal drama between the Atitalans to the grand drama of civilization(s). The Emissary presents us with a seemingly never-ending cycle that we know and feel must come to a profound climax in both narratives, but it is unclear which will overcome the odds. Readers who love their fantasy to have a touch of science fiction, feel real, and embrace chaos will find the novel immensely satisfying. As an adventure novel and a literally timeless love story, The Emissary challenges readers to think past assumptions and embrace wonder. The stakes of the novel are ultimate, the very existence of humanity in the battle between Good and Evil giving readers all the drama they could want." --Misanthropester,  (see media page for link to full blog review)

"4 Stars:  The Emissary... A story that is engaging and written with a passion that is sure to stay with (you)  long after reading. Veitch and DeFazio have created a world of the unknown that is unlike any other. A world where you never know what is lurking just beyond the shadows. The Emissary is a thrilling and exciting first book in a fascinating series that ends with a To Be Continued note for a cliffhanger. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review." Truly Trendy (see media page for link to full blog review)

“An epic love story but so much more. Swept me through time and space. A must read for anyone questioning the reason for being. Can’t wait for the next book.”- Patricia Corbett Bowman Author of Back In Her Time and Tim, Cookie, and a Matter of Security.


"Where to begin to congratulate you on this extraordinary, cutting edge, landmark book? …It is immensely clever, immensely important for us in the West…a book that will be referred to in years to come …. a turning point in the collective psyche…” --Meg Robinson, Author of Drawn By A Star, Andalucia Spain.


"The real beauty of this book is how it encourages the reader to think ‘outside the box’. Well written and engaging, the story line combines, history, philosophy, fantasy and romance. The minute I finished, I was ready to read it all over; that is the measure of a great book. I highly recommend it.” --Bob Ternes, North Vancouver, BC.



"Evocative story..."

"Evocative story...passionately and engagingly written... a stirring first instalment in a sprawling fantasy epic..." 

--Kirkus Reviews