Good morning my loves!
Or good day, depending on what time you’re reading this! Today’s post is a review that I’ve been looking forward to writing for a little while now, ever since I read and reviewed the first book in this series Heart of Mist.
Reign of Mist is the second book in the The Oremere Chronicles and after such a brilliant star to the series, I really didn’t think it was possible to enjoy the second book as much as I did the first. Oh boy, was I wrong.
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.
As with my review of Heart of Mist, I won’t be giving too much away in this review as some of you may not have read the first book in the series yet. I will try and review as best I can without the spoilers!
I was really looking forward to getting back to this world. Helen managed to create something that was so three-dimensional that I couldn’t wait to see what she had in store next.
As with Heart of Mist, the plot was both thrilling and intriguing, the characters we’re very well developed and each had their own distinct voice and it was a compulsive page-turner The only problem that I have now is having to wait for the next book!
Bleak has continued to be one of my favourite characters in a fantasy book and it was great to see her journey in Reign of Mist. She is by far not the most perfect person, she has many flaws, as we all do, but her strength and courage to overcome her difficulties was really inspiring. I also really enjoyed seeing what the other character were up to and getting to meet new ones too.
Reign of Mist is a multi-perspective book, but that doesn’t mean it is confusing, as some can be. The different perspectives are clear and I would say absolutely necessary.
I was a little worried about reading this one, due only to the fact that I enjoyed the first one so much. Well, I needn’t have been concerned. This was a brilliant book and I am very much looking forward to the next instalment!
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. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.
Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online literary magazine and learning platform for emerging writers. It’s now one of the largest writers’ platforms 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 and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.
Helen is now a full-time author living by the beach.
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