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Reign of Mist

(The Oremere Chronicles #2)

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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 h
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Kindle Edition, 553 pages
Published September 13th 2018 by Talem Press (first published September 9th 2018)
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Helen Scheuerer Yes, the audiobook is scheduled for November this year. Waiting on an official pub date from Audible :)

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Beth
5 STARS!

I don't know what it is about this series, but I am hooked, there isn't another book to add to my goodreads shelf and not to be dramatic or anything but I NEED ANSWERS!

"Bravery is doing something despite being scared.”

I finished Heart of Mist and I knew that I needed to pick up the second instalment ASAP, the story picks off exactly where it left off. The majority of the characters had gone off in different directions for multiple reasons and I was worried about what was going to happen
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Dianne
A perfect, action-packed epic fantasy for young adults (of all ages)! Beware of the Mist, it’s always out there, and it’s corrupting the realm with its dark magic and bringing a war of epic proportions.

REIGN OF MIST by Helen Scheuerer is the second installment in her fabulous fantasy series and all bets are off as secrets are exposed, pasts are revealed and reconciled and the future lay shrouded in the hands of Fate.

From the day she lost everything for the second time, Bleak’s life became an ove
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Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

Wow, this book was everything I expected and even more, I'm super happy to have decided to continue with this trilogy because it only gets better. The growth of each of the aspects is extraordinary, from the world building, which has become much broader, to the characters development, who have proved to have more layers and be more complex than in the previous book. A pleasure to read a story like this one, I felt that I was watching a tv series at the height of something like GOT, AN INCREDIBLE
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Kate (beautifulbookland)
You know a book is good when it has your heart racing, your palms sweating, and you fighting the urge to read ahead because you just need to know what’s going to happen.

Reign of Mist is one of those books. I finished it and just sort of stared at my kindle, trying to digest everything that happened.

(Warning: this review is gonna contain a shit load of gushing.)

What Happens?

We pick up right where Heart of Mist left off, with Bleak arriving in a land that holds the key to her forgotten past. But
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Shealea
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing


In Reign of Mist, I was able to still experience all the things that had me falling in love with the first book, but with an added punch that just catapulted things into a higher level. I was immersed in the familiar atmospheric writing style, lyrically evocative prose, and masterful storytelling of the author, as well as a fantastical realm I am certainly no stranger to.

In essence, reading this book felt a lot like coming home. Reign of Mist is intimately familiar territory but with exponential
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Megan
3.5 stars.

This is such an underrated series, so stop sleeping on it people!

Another great instalment to the series by Helen Scheuerer, although I have to admit that I actually liked the first novel a tiny bit more? I'm definitely intrigued by the way that she left things off, and now that the third book, War of Mist, was released just the other week, I'm finally looking forward to getting some answers.

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Can we just appreciate how beautiful this cover is fjkladfsklfadijofew 😍😍
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Stacy
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

No spoilers in this rapid review of Reign of Mist. I really liked it! I give it 4.5 stars. The first thought I posted about Reign here on Goodreads was: “Guys, this is really good fantasy.” After finishing the novel, I stand by my initial thought. I was excited to be back in this world, and Scheuerer didn’t disappoint. She built on her well-developed and distinct characters; the climate, geography, and culture of
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Surbhi Das
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4!

Books in the trilogy.

1. Heart of Mist - ⭐⭐⭐
2. Reign of Mist - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
3. War of Mist - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

ARC received from Author, in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Hannah
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Someone who has the ebook can check my math, but I am pretty confident the word 'What' was used around a billion times. Every other word out of, well, any of the characters mouths was WHAT! Honestly, it was all I was thinking about throughout the first half of this book. I cant even really remember what happened it was so distracting.

Im a little confused about the magic system. Im a little confused about Bleak's new powers. Im confused how she is able to sometimes ignore peoples thoughts and ot
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Karlita | Tale Out Loud
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
A month ago, I wrote a review where I pointed out all the important things you should know about the Heart of Mist. From the world building, characters, down to the overall message of the story, I truly love how it was strikingly written.

When I finished Heart of Mist, I was so much wrapped in it that I can’t wait to figure out what will be going to happen next. And with only two hours of sleep that day, I know it’s totally worth it. So, it’s not surprising how Reign of Mist blown me away and dro
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Haley Renee The Caffeinated Reader
Aaaaaaaahhhhhh that ending tho, so glad I get to read War of Mist starting tomorrow

This was just as amazing, wait, no, more amazing than the first book for me.

It's all fangirl gushing for me and I'm not sure I can write a coherent review.

I really appreciated all the complexities of the characters and Bleak's character growth was superb!

I adore Sahara and Casimir but holy cow what an ending! I'm so glad I am able to jump right into book three!

Thank you to Caffeine Book Tours for a copy of this in
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Raphaella
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!!!
Although some of the plot twists were predictable, the characters are really well formed and each of the anticipated meeting were played out well!!! I strongly recommend xxx
Morgan | Mashleas Reads
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to be part of the fantastic blog tour celebrating the release of Reign of Mist. To see the full post visit my blog.


Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer is another sensational fantasy novel in the Oremere Chronicles. I absolutely devoured this book. It was addictive, fast paced and so full of action I was completely enthralled. You know that feeling when you read a fantastic book, you get hooked right away and all you want to do is keep reading to see what happens? I had this feeli
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Kirsty Hanson
After absolutely LOVING the first book in this series: Heart of Mist, I couldn't wait to be able to read the second book. However, I had to wait a few months first. I had listened to Heart of Mist on audiobook, so I definitely wanted to carry that on and so I pre-ordered the audiobook for Reign of Mist. I had gotten so used to the narrator and the way that she voiced the different characters, that I couldn't think of the characters talk any other way.

The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty
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Amber
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooksiown
Bleak escapes the boat that takes her to Moredon Tower and arrives in the land of Oremire. Will she be able to find out who she truly is and be able to fight King Arden and the witch Ines before it is too late? Read on and find out for yourself.

This was a great second installment of the Oremire Chronicles and I look forward to finishing this Fantasy trilogy in the future. If you enjoy fantasies and trilogies, be sure to find this Fantasy trilogy on Amazon and wherever ebooks are sold.
Sofia Casanova
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you didn’t know already, Heart of Mist is one of my favourite YA fantasies of all time. The second instalment, Reign of Mist, definitely did not disappoint. Helen’s writing is addictive and fantastic in its own right; she deserves so much more recognition as her craft is on par to Laini Taylor and Leigh Bardugo. It’s like she plucks magic from the sky and breathes life into new worlds and systems. She fleshes out a diverse cast of characters and makes us fall in love with them. What’s so exci ...more
Joyly Stevens
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Justine
“Your secrets have kept you company far too long.”


Reign of Mist is the sequel to the breathtaking The Oremere Chronicles, and god where do I start? Heart of Mist, the first book already had left me in massive awe! And having the sequel read was an even better experience. Downright from the beginning I fell in love and admire Scheuerer’s writing. It is easy to dive into, being it a rich fantasy novel nonetheless. It mimics the world from pages to my mind so effortlessly. And the engrossing charac
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Tamar
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 *


There was not a dull moment in this book, new characters that added more depth to the story and interesting directions to where it may lead.
Actions, intrigues, great world building, amazing characters.
Can't wait to the next one!
Mikayla Gray
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I read a lot of YA fantasy debuts last year, but Heart of Mist was easily one of the best. Would Reign of Mist live up to its predecessor? Or would it suffer the dreaded sophomore slump? Reign doesn’t meet the high bar set by Heart, it hurtles over it with room to spare. It has everything I want in a book. I like believably-written, badass female characters, I like despicable villains (don't try to change me), I li
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Jen T
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5/5 *'s! Thank you to Helen for sending me an e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

Reign of Mist is full of whirlwind adventure, strong friendships, beautiful landscapes, lots of plot twists, with dogs, horses and panthers…oh my. It lures you in and you won’t be able to put it down.

The same POVs in HoM transfer over to this one. Bleak, Henri, Dash and Swinton. I loved seeing what everyone was up to and how we got more insight into what was going on in the different realms.

The book starts off e
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Alex
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Stephanie
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Okay, this book is AMAZING!! Full review to come, but it really is one of the best sequels I've ever read!!
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Thank you to Helen Scheuerer for sending me an e-arc of Reign of Mist in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Also, before reading this review, please read Heart of Mist, as this review may contain spoilers for it since it is the sequel to Heart of Mist.

Also, trigger warnings for tort
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Zia
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: Since I'm part of the blog tour, I was given an advanced ebook copy of Reign of Mist in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a wild ride from start to finish. The pace was faster, the stakes were higher, and the scope of the story was so much more vast. We're talking worldwide coverage. In Heart we were given hints of the capital's ominous plans for the country and for Valia. In Reign we are shown that not only is Ellest doomed, the whole world is as well. Go big or go home, y
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Maria
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
(3.5 stars)

CW:
Blood, minor-adult par romantic relationship/courtship, physical abuse, intimate scene, dehumanizing perception toward sex workers

(Review copy received for my honest opinion. This, however, has not impacted my review in any way.)

(If you haven’t read the first book, HEART OF MIST, either refrain from reading this review, or proceed at your own risk)

Finally!! I finished REIGN OF MIST!! I was so excited to pick up this book after the map of the realm at the beginning revealed
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Pretty Bibliophile
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Title: Reign of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Publisher: Talem Press
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Format: Kindle ebook
Language: English
No. of pages: 441

My review:
I received a digital copy of this via my participation in a blog tour organized by Shealea from ShutUpShealea. Thank you, Helen Scheuerer and Talem Press!

My love for this series seriously continues and it was proved by the fact that I finished it in a day as well! Reign of Mist is the second installment in the Oremere Chronicles and I picked up this
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Imogene Dacanay
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Guess who did not disappoint? Helen Scheuerer.

Heart of Mist left me with so many questions in mind. The story began where HOM left off. The moment that I started Reign of Mist, I was lured in, enthralled even. I can’t, and I don’t want to find my way out. What welcomed me is a huge revelation and satisfying answers.

As Bleak navigates the hidden continent, she was introduced to new characters. Well I am not surprised that there isn’t any unlikeable character. I loved each of them. I was faced wit
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Fatima (drinkbooks)
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Ahh this was even better than the first one!!

So action packed, epic, full of magic, twists and turns, and tragedies, and everything else in between. I love all the characters so much - not in a ‘I’d marry them’ way - more in a ‘they have all seen and experienced such horrors, they need protecting at all costs.’ I care very much about them, and the fact that I’ll have to wait over a year to find out if everything’s gonna be okay - that’s not okay with me, dammit.

Alas, what can I do but wait?

In th
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Nikki
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts

Okay Wanderers, it is official. I am SOO hooked on this series. Reign of Mist picks up right where Heart of Mist left off, with Bleak arriving in the land that holds the secrets of her past. The story is non-stop action from start to finish as we start seeing the journeys of the characters intertwine. Plus we have a false queen in a forgotten land with a brewing rebellion, what is there NOT to love?

The Characters

While the world of the Oremere Chronicles is fantastic, the characters a
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May
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
* I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

After finishing the first book a few weeks ago, I was really excited to start Reign of Mist. Last time, I loved the world-building and the characters so I looked forward to seeing those aspects build out some more.

Normally, I'm a little wary of second books in trilogies because they can sometimes feel like a weird prolonged transition between plot points, but Reign of Mist was really well done. In this part of the journey, all of
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Helen Scheuerer is the YA fantasy author of the bestselling novels, Heart of Mist, Reign of Mist and War of Mist. These books are part of the trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. The series has been highly praised for its strong, flawed female characters and its action-packed plots. It has often been likened to Sarah J Maas' Throne of Glass series, and the epic #girlpower film, Wonderwoman.

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