‘Heart of Mist’ by Helen Scheuerer.
Publisher: Talem Press.
Published: August 31st, 2017.
Page Count: Pages.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
RRP: $9.93 AUD – ebook price. Buy your copy here!
In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.
Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.
But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.
The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.
Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions
We received a paperback copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much Helen!
Okay, how do we even begin to write this review? We are honestly still just lost for words! When we first picked up this novel, we had no idea what the ploy was going to be about as we just didn’t now what to expect. We are both huge fans of everything fantasy which was one reason why we were just so excited to pick up this novel.
We were just blown away by the characters and plot. We completely fell in love with the story line. From the very first page of this novel, we were hooked and we couldn’t put the novel down!
The story line was mysterious, addicting and enchanting which did help to keep us hooked.
We also really loved the characters which were introduced to us throughout the novel. We really liked the main protagonist Bleak, who is 19 years old. She is often described as the town drunk however, she is really strong and independent. She does struggle to form relationships but like anyone, we all have a past and in this case, Bleaks past often haunts her.
We really enjoyed reading about Bleaks power. Although at one stage, she did think of it as a curse rather than a gift whilst she was looking for control. As she trained to control her ability, she really grew within herself, portraying her caring and gentle heart.
One of our favourite characters besides Bleak would have to be Henri who is from The Valia Kindred. She is from a Warrior Tribe that lives life very differently. They all have a strong sense of right and wrong and a strong sense of both leadership and duty. Henri is actually the tribe’s warrior leader. She is strong, both mentally and physically and she cares for her people greatly. She would die fighting to protect them.
You all just need to read this!
Helen’s writing is just beautiful. She has created and formed an amazing and fantastic world with so many legends and even tribe spiritual ancestors. Can you imagine a world that is rich and enchanted in magic to be stolen by mist? We now can! Helen’s writing is descriptive and suspenseful and we can’t wait to read more!
The ending almost destroyed us! It was just like a rollercoaster ride of thrills, turns, twists and excitement. What will happen next? We don’t know when the sequel will be released but we would absolutely recommend this novel for everyone to read!
Rating: 5/5 Stars.