Next month, I’m going to be reviewing a very exciting YA epic fantasy novel called Heart of Mist by brand new author Helen Scheuerer. The book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it – I’m sure it’ll appeal to a lot of you, too! Heart of Mist follows 19-year-old Bleak as she seeks a cure for her power, trapped in a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden.
I’m so happy to host an excerpt from the book! It’ll be totally exclusive on my blog for a month, and then it’ll also be available on Helen’s website. Before we get started with the excerpt, here’s the synopsis.
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, still trying to suppress her magic 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.