Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

The first installment of “The Oremere Chronicles” this is a gripping fantasy series of epic proportions!!!

Heart of Mist is a dark and interesting tale set 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.

I found this lived up to its initial pitch – it really was an interesting and dark tale of a woman’s lonely journey through self-destruction, loss but finally owning her own destiny. An intense story that is action packed but doesn’t flow too quickly for the reader. There’s a great balance between an intense story line, well defined characters and action in a world of fantasy fiction. I am not a fan of e-books so this took me awhile to read but I really made an effort to read this as I found the premise to be very promising and the concept of the main character, Bleak’s, forbidden magic captivated me. Imagine having a power so forbidden because you’re in a realm where magic is forbidden and the only way to manage your day to day activity is through drowning your power with alcohol. I really enjoyed this book now I will find a hardcopy and re-read it!!! This is very well written and the world building was so well done it doesn’t bore you. If anything, it held my attention.

Many thanks to author, Helen Scheuerer for giving me an Advanced Review E-Copy in exchange for my honest review.
-Annie

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2 thoughts on “Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

  1. Great review! I am extremely happy to know that you really enjoyed Heart of Mist. It’s definitely one of my favorites, too. ❤️

    I am actually currently working with the author and organizing a blog tour for the upcoming sequel, Reign of Mist, which will be released on September 13. If you’re interested in being among its earliest readers and in joining in all the blogging fun (+ meeting other bloggers who loved Heart of Mist!!!), you can learn more about the blog tour and access the sign-up form here: https://thatbookshelfbitch.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/sign-up-reign-of-mist-blog-tour/

    Hope to have you on board with us! 😊

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