I’m back in book blogging after a terribly hectic week at work. Today, I am so thrilled to share with you all my review of Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer! Who’s excited?!?
If you’re unfamiliar with this book, it is the second instalment of The Oremere Chronicles. The first book Heart of Mist was published last year and if you want to read my review, click here.
Anyway, I would like to extend my gratitude to Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch for hosting this blog tour. Also, for providing an eARC of Reign of Mist in exchange of an honest review. (Note: This does not affect my opinion of the book)
Title: Reign of Mist (Book 2: The Oreme Chronicles)
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Publisher: Talem Press
Publication date: 13 September 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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.
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.
Reign of Mist is one of my anticipated books this year because after I’ve read Heart of Mist last year with cliff hanging ending. Second book PLEASE. So when I found that Shealea is hosting a blog tour for this, I immediately signed up.
Bleak arrived in a land that hides a self-proclaimed queen, discovered an underground rebel movement and that land also holds the key to her forgotten past. On the other hand, Henri seeks Queen Eydis of Havennesse after Kind Arden threatened her. However, Swinton accompany Princess Olena to Battalon to marry Prince Nazuri. His mission is to gain the prince’s trust and get him as an ally to the King. After Princess Olena leaved Heathon, Dash is left there and continue to work in stables with his father until a plague hits the capital.
This book let us read Bleak and Swinton’s past and expose some secrets. What I love in Reign of Mist is it never fails to give me chills to every unpredictable twists.
Bleak is strong from Heart of Mist but in second book, she is stronger and fighting even harder. I love reading her thoughts, her adventures and envy her connection with Rion. Also, her relationship with Henri has grown. To the point that they build a strong bond. Henri shows great leadership and qualities of a queen. On the other hand, I adore Swinton and Fiore’s friendship. Finally, Swinton opens up his past and his secret. As for Dash’s journey, I’m shocked and speechless. There are no words to describe my feelings after I’ve read what happened to him because I really didn’t see that coming.
Reign of Mist is well-written, refreshing and ignites my imagination. I really couldn’t put this down because of well-executed characters and page-turning story. I need the next book please, ASAP!
“Sometimes, it’s easier to remain ignorant.”
“How well could you ever know someone? And if you could know someone well, did they ever change?”
“Thus is the nature of life, is it not? Love and loss so intricately entwined. You cannot have one without the other, unfortunately.”
“After all, prohibition is the seed of revolution, yes?”
“We’re not all born equal in strength and agility, but a mind can be as sharp as any blade, if you know how to wield it.”
“Food first. Feelings later.”
“But when I’m feeling unsure of myself, I ask myself: what do I want more than anything?”
“Excuses are for weaklings.”
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