A war is coming! Return to the YA Fantasy world of Heart of Mist in the second installment Reign of Mist. Read while Bleak fights her way out of danger with new companions and a beast she saved along the way. If you haven’t read Heart of Mist yet make sure to pick it up today!
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About Reign of Mist
Title: Reign of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Release Date: September 13, 2018
Genre: 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.
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What did you do different while writing book two compared to when you were writing book one?
While the writing process itself was much the same – drafting, rewriting and editing, the book started in an entirely new place. I already had a foundation, developed characters, it was odd not to have to craft everything from scratch, and that was definitely a point of difference in writing the second book. I was also constantly aware that Book 2 had to remain consistent with the world and rules I’d established in Book 1.
Do you write, or want to write, in genres other than fantasy?
Yes. I actually used to write predominantly adult literary fiction. Someday I’d like to return to that, but my current love affair is with YA fantasy 🙂
You have a few novellas that go along with this series, what was it like writing and promoting those?
They’re not quite novellas, they’re more like short stories really, but yes! I love writing these, they provide my readers with glimpses into the main characters pasts. I’ve had great feedback about them so far.
Promoting them has been fun too! I like to share quotes and run polls with my readers on who they’d like to know more about.
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Do you have any rituals that get you in the ready and in the mood to write?
Sort of! It’s nothing groundbreaking, but basically I like to get up early in the morning, make a cup of tea and sit down to plan the chapter I’m writing. Then I try and split the process of writing the chapter into lots of 500 words so it doesn’t seem like such a big task.
What books inspired you to write YA fantasy?
I’ve always loved fantasy books, but I suppose what pulled me out of literary fiction and back into my love for YA were books like Throne of Glass, An Ember in the Ashes and Winner’s Curse.
“Love and loss so intricately entwined. You cannot have one without the other, unfortunately.”
“Someday soon, you are going to have to accept who and what you are.”
“Often it’s those closest to us who surprise us the most”
“No cell could ever be too dark or cold for this bastard…”
It is so good to be back in the Oremere chronicles. We get multiple POV’s in Reign of Mist which adds so much more to the world-building and character development. It was also awesome getting to see more parts of the world in this second installment.
Bleak washes up on the shores of Oremere, saves a beast from death, and makes the most unexpected allies. Not only does she have to survive a war torn Oremere island but she has to find a way back to save those she’s left behind. As her powers get stronger she learns more and more about her past and it’s not what she expected.
Henri is finally back with the Kindred after being accused of the highest of crimes, murder. She is now tasked with training as many Kindred fighters as she can before it’s too late. When Bleak reunites her with someone she thought she’d never see again she decides to repay Bleak by helping her go after someone in Bleak’s life who may be lost forever.
Swinton discovers more about his long lost son and teams up with Fiore to find a way to get to him without the King finding out. With a plague reaching town, Swinton is worried he may not get a chance to have a relationship with the son he’s never known. Loyalties will be tested, relationships will be strengthened, and in the end the most important thing is getting your family back.
Dash is the most interesting. He ends up in the middle of it all and he’s just a kid. When he is affected by the plague the only place that can heal him is with the kindred where he will learn to fight. Not only will he be training physically but he’ll also learn to hone the magic he has just recently discovered.
This high stakes YA Fantasy will keep you on your toes. Helen has done a great job of blending the different character POV’s while also keeping the story moving forward. You will not be disappointed in these books!
About the Author
Helen Scheuerer is the YA fantasy author of the bestselling novel, Heart of Mist (2017) and the upcoming sequel Reign of Mist (September 2018). Both books are part of the action-packed trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.
After writing literary fiction for a number of years, novels like Throne of Glass, The Queen’s Poisoner and The Queen of the Tearling inspired Helen to return to her childhood love of fantasy.
Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit, 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. Helen also completed a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.
She has been previously shortlisted for Express Media’s Outstanding Achievement by a Young Person in the Literary Arts Award and the Young Writers Showcase. Helen has also run writing and editing workshops for the NSW Society of Women Writers.
Her work has appeared in Voiceworks, ACTWrite Magazine, The UEA Creative Writing Anthology, Tertangala (UOW), Capital Letters and of course, on Writer’s Edit.
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