The realm’s darkest secret is out. The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents. On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust. But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.
Intriguing and action-packed, Reign of Mist is the second instalment in Helen Scheuerer’s epic YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles.
Reign of Mist
Publisher: Talem Press
Format ARC Ebook via author
Pub Date 13th September 2018
Purchase at: https://amzn.to/2x2pJ1h
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer is another sensational fantasy novel in the Oremere Chronicles. I absolutely devoured this book. It was addictive, fast paced and so full of action I was completely enthralled. You know that feeling when you read a fantastic book, you get hooked right away and all you want to do is keep reading to see what happens? I had this feeling about 3 pages into Reign of Mist. From the very beginning I could not put this book down. Sometimes the second book in a series isn’t as good as the first, but Reign of Mist stepped up and was just as good, if not better than Heart of Mist. Helen’s writing is truly enchanting and that cover is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen! All my favourite characters were back and there was so many twists and unexpected surprises. There is nothing better than a really well written fantasy with fantastic characters. I was amazed at how well written this book was, with many story/character lines coming together in such a smooth fantasy, packed with action.
Many of the characters we met in Book 1 are back and we learn more about them. I loved this, as the characters really came to life and you could feel their motivations and emotions coming right off the page. I loved seeing Bleak’s journey in this book, while still struggling with her addiction she works hard to overcome her weaknesses and help her friends in any way she can. She is so strong, and to read about a character such as her, with her issues and her differences, is really enjoyable. Her relationships with Henri and the others was a treat to read. There are a few characters I want to shake with my hands and slap them for being so silly and many characters that make me laugh out loud. This is what good writing is all about, making the reader feel many different emotions, and Reign of Mist certainly does that. I was happy, sad, shocked and I laughed many times throughout this book.
The book is spread over many different character storylines, and we get more detail about the world and its key players. We are also introduced to a few new characters, who I loved to read about as well. The ending was powerful and engaging and I absolutely cannot wait for book 3!! Overall Reign of Mist was a strong second book in an amazing YA fantasy series. If you haven’t read the first book, Heart of Mist, I strongly recommend you do so! And Reign of Mist is out September 13th.
Thanks to Shealea @ The Bookshelf Bitch and Helen for an ARC of this amazing book, and for letting me help promote and participate in the blog tour! For more information about the author and tour, please see below.
About the author:
Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Reign of Mist is the second book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. After writing literary fiction for a number of years, Helen was inspired to return to her childhood love of fantasy thanks to novels like Throne of Glass, The Queen’s Poisoner and The Queen of the Tearling.
Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online learning platform for emerging writers. In its first year, Writer’s Edit reached thousands of new authors, and soon became its own small press, with Helen overseeing the production and publication of three creative writing anthologies, Kindling Volume I, Volume II and Volume III. It’s now one of the largest writing websites in the world.
Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong. While the Kindling books were being published, Helen also completed a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.
Helen now lives by the beach and writes full time. She has many more books planned for the future.
Author website — https://www.helenscheuerer.com/
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9898249.Helen_Scheuerer
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/helenscheuererauthor
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