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Reign of Mist

(The Oremere Chronicles #2)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,165 ratings  ·  140 reviews
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 han
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Published September 13th 2018 by Talem Press (first published September 9th 2018)
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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

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
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

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
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
3.5 stars.



Can we just appreciate how beautiful this cover is fjkladfsklfadijofew 😍😍
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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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
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
Stéphanie -is reading her life away-
Meilleure que heart of mist
Les personnages s’enchaînent pour donner un sens et un but a l’histoire j’ai vraiment aimer
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
Joyly Stevens
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“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
Belle Ellrich
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Firstly, I’d like to give a big thank you to Helen for putting me on her ARC list and for extending my review date. This book has been a highly anticipated read for me, and I’m so glad I was given this amazing opportunity.

Now, onto the review.

Something that stuck out throughout the entirety of the book was the female role. Unlike the usual “guy saves girl” novel that we often find ourselves reading in all genres, we find a sequel that—much
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
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!
Jen T
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
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
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Okay, this book is AMAZING!! Full review to come, but it really is one of the best sequels I've ever read!!
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
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
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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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
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
The Clever Reader
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 st
Lara Kareem
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Everyone kept on saying this book is better than the first one and I completely agree. There’s so much going on and I didn’t want it to end, as I was growing closer to the last pages I felt intense sorrow.

I love Bleak, and a lot of new characters I shall not be naming because naming them is me being a spoiler, I am not a spoiler. But wow, this book. It’s activity-packed and so wonderfully written, what didn’t I love about it.

We are introduced to a bunch of new characters, who up and change the g
Damn you Helen Scheuerer, you've done it again! Keeping me awake late into the night DESPERATE to know how this story is going to end. And then what do you do? END IT ON THE MOST MASSIVE CLIFF HANGER. Honestly, I need book 3 and I need it now.

Once again the Oremere Chronicles delivers in every way - Sheuerer has created a brilliant and compelling fantastical world that you will undoubtedly find yourself completely mesmerised by. Her characters are better than ever, and the twists and turns of t
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart of Mist ended on a clean note, if I may say so. From the beginning of book one I was under the assumption that the conflict was because of greed and a lust for power, however, as we fall into Reign of Mist, the book unearths a carefully woven web of deceit. Before I even started my expectations for Reign of Mist were something like Bleak, Henri, and Swinton joining forces to defeat King Arden and the mysterious Ines. While the political intrigue was exciting, I love the new twist Reign has ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the author. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

To say I adored Reign of Mist is a vast understatement. This series has quickly made a snug home on my list of favorite fantasy series. It has fantastic world building, wonderful character development, and an epic story line that boggles my mind thinking about the skill needed to put it together.

full review:
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I loved this so much!! Full review on my blog tomorrow!
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
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Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Very Good, fast paced and gripping. The characters are well developed and intriguing, grayish rather than typically Black and White. I loved the dynamics between them.
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Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Heart of Mist is the first book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.

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 th

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The Oremere Chronicles (3 books)
  • Heart of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #1)
  • War of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles, #3)
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