Title: War of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles #3)
By: Helen Scheuerer
Publication: July 25th, 2019
By: Talem Press
You can buy it HERE: Amazon
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.
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I want to thank the author, who has been so kind as to send me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review
OMG, THE FEELS, you guys. I didn’t want it to end… I think there’s something in my eye 😭
I LOVED this book, all this trilogy is beautiful and it really needs and deserves more recognition, the author has done an extraordinary job with the creation of characters, world, and magic system. If you like high-fantasy, this trilogy needs to be on your list, IT’S FANTASTIC!!
I’ve never been so slow to write a full review of a book that has moved me so much. But I had my feelings everywhere so now that I need yo calm down, I can tell you a little about it without going crazy lol.
War of Mist is a wonderful conclusion to what was a shocking trilogy, full of breathtaking moment and relatable characters. I honestly feel that it’s one of those trilogies that are VERY underrated, it deserves a lot more love and recognition, so personally, I’ll be talking about these books for a long time trying to convince people to read it because is REALLY WORTH IT.
As you know, due it’s a third and final book, there are several things I can’t talk about because they would be so many spoilers, but as always I’ll try to tell you a little about my feelings while I was reading it.
This book takes places about 4 months after the events of the previous book, and we follow our beloved characters joining forces to go to war against an evil queen.
I LOVE how this book felt even darker and more magical than the previous one, I really like how the author exceeds herself and every time she gets a more solid work with each book. She has added to a story of struggle and revenge, a lot of emotions, it feels for some reason a very warm feeling when you read these books, and that has generated me a great commitment to history and has surfaced my feelings for the characters and for their personal stories.
I’ve already said this in my previous reviews but the world-building is sensational. All The Upper Realm is wonderfully designed to build a story with many scenarios as beautiful as cruel, which end up providing you a very atmospheric book, which is one of my favorite things when I read a book, I’m always waiting to feel myself in there and surrounded of all its landscapes. I can’t mention my favorite place because of those damn spoilers lol, but if you’ve read the previous books, you know. After that, I love Wildenhaven so much.
The writing style is just SO INTENSE and ADDICTIVE. I can’t help but highlight it in each of my reviews, and I don’t really regret it, the author has a wonderful pen and a mastermind to create intense plots, full of passion, mystery, magic and heartbreaking scenes. I can’t wait for her future works, now I want to read EVERYTHING she writes.
The characters are so special to me, they’ve really taken up a lot of my heart and kept me on the edge of my seat during all these books.
I really like how each of them has had to deal with a pain, a suffering or an addiction, and get out of that in order to move forward and finally overcome it to face future challenges and fight for a greater good.
The growth of each of them makes me feel very proud, even of Bleak, with whom I’ve had a relationship with ups and downs, but right now I adore her, and I’m very pleased by the things that she has managed to overcome and how wise she’s now. I can’t stop talking about Swinton and Fi, my two favorite characters, they’re EVERYTHING, I love them, characters so complex and well thought out. Fi‘s a beautiful human being, a person who can be totally funny and carefree, and in a second become a whole threat. I also admire his loyalty to those whom he cares for. Swinton, in my opinion, is the character with the greatest growth, perhaps along with Dash, whom I also adore, he has had to go through very hard situations and ended up being a totally different character from the one we met in the first book. He doesn’t always show it, but I think he has a huge heart and seeing how he cares for his loved ones is beautiful, an INCREDIBLE man. I get so emotional when I think of him!
This book in particular, despite having 500 pages, it reads very quickly, the author has created a wonderful ending with a lot of action and high-impacting moment. Something I like very much about War of Mist is that it focuses on the important things and creating shocking outcomes for each plotline, I don’t think any story has felt flat or loose, everything has been very solid and strong, I LOVED IT!
Maybe this is a trilogy that starts like many we know, but its development proves to be unique and really original. I recommend it a lot if you like high-fantasy, complex magical systems, deep characters and plots that will take your breath away, the plot twists are really incredible. Read this trilogy you’ll NOT REGRET! I’m going to miss the characters and the world a lot, but I’m ready for the next works of the author