War of Mist by Helen Scheuerer Review

screenshot_20190505-1544005784705831870454241.pngTitle: War of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Publisher Info / Release: Talem Press | July 25, 2019
Source: ARC from Helen Scheuerer
Rating: 5 / 5 *’s
Synopsis:

War is here.

Toxic mist drives all life to the brink of destruction and the conqueror queen, Ines, has her talons in the kings of the realm.

Bleak, having discovered her true heritage, must now scour the lands for the one thing that might save them all.

But the search is a treacherous one – and it will push her to the very limits of endurance.

Amidst secrets, lies and the intricacies of battle, Bleak and her companions learn just how far they’ll go for the ones they love. But will it be enough?

As deadly forces grapple for power across the continents, families, friends and allies unite to take one final stand.

Explosive revelations, heart-wrenching betrayals and breathtaking magic soar in the epic conclusion to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.

Thank you to Helen for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!
If you have not read Heart of Mist or Reign of Mist, then tread carefully! This review may contain spoilers.

The last book in the Oremere Chronicles has arrived and from the very first page, Scheuerer’s beautiful words and attention to detail will have you lured in until the very end.

Throughout the book, friendship is something that is emphasized over and over again, something that I really admire. While the major characters had their differences throughout the series, all of the actions leading up to the big battle has them overcoming them and coming together. There are many great moments that showcase the many friendships but one of my favorites always be Fi and Swinton -this particular friendship still has one of the most memorable quotes that has stuck with me throughout the series:

“I told you once old friend: my place has always been and always be by your side.”

Another thing that I want to praise Scheuerer with is the amazing detail of her scenes. From the beautiful landscapes to the eve of the battle, she doesn’t shy around the gruesome details as showcased in Reign of Mist. This book has even more. I’ve always been in awe of the authors who can capture war scenes and Helen really delivers – you’ll be anxiously turning the page to see what happens.

Each character’s story arc resolves nicely in the wake of the big war and it’s a satisfying ending to the series. There are many twists and turns that are unexpected but it ties all story lines quite well. The conclusion doesn’t leave you wondering about the future of each character. I would love a short story as a “ten years later” scenario just to catch up but I do believe that the conclusion is one that everyone will enjoy.

As heartbreaking as it is that this phenomenal series has come to an end, I am a Helen Scheuerer fan and I can’t wait to see what comes next from her.

To Purchase:
– Local in Australia – Better Read Than Dead
-Amazon
-Talem Press
-Amazon Kindle

(links to be updated once available!)

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