Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom, #1)” as Want to Read:
The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Killing Fog

(The Grave Kingdom #1)

by
4.55  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  17 reviews
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman’s battle with infinite evil begins.

Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the
...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2020 by 47North
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Killing Fog, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Killing Fog

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-54
Average rating 4.55  · 
Rating details
 ·  22 ratings  ·  17 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Killing Fog (The Grave Kingdom, #1)
CR
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although this is set for adult readers I wanted to let you know that I think some young adults might enjoy this as well. Its a very clean story. I mean I have some young adult titles that have more gore and sex in it than this one did. Because it didn't have any. You would have thought that with a title like The Killing Fog that we would have gotten something. But there just isn't. And I am not saying thats a bad thing, but it was kind of weird if you ask me. Anyway the characters were great the ...more
Fazila's Book Review Corner
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
FBRC REVIEW :

DISCLAIMER : I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you NetGalley and 47North for providing me with an ARC of this book.

The Killing Fog by Jeff wheeler is the first book in the Grave Kingdom series. It is a very promising first book and pulled me in from the very beginning. The book is about an orphaned teenager Bingmei who belongs to a school where they are trained to be warriors. They are available for hire by the Kings to complete
...more
Hannah Osborn
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Revenge settles nothing. It only poisons those who carry it in their hearts.”

-The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler

My thoughts:

Two nights ago, I was outside with my elderly beagle. While he sniffed his way around my yard, I watched the sky. The moon was full and it cast a silvery glow on the grass and trees, only interrupted by clouds that seemed to be growing as I watched. It had been an unseasonably warm day and only now did a cold wind start stirring around me. The air was moist and seemed to
...more
The Mother Cover Lover
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler...
How can such an awful predicament seem so serene? Strange. I strolled through Jeff Wheeler's pages of THE KILLING FOG centered, enlightened, while the forces of this unknown land released horrible terrors. I can't help, but go back to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. That beauty stricken time frame with hardships, determination, honor, and the unforeseen deaths.

THE KILLING FOG is
...more
Anne
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley and 47North for letting me read and review this incredible story. I'm already anxiously awaiting the next book in this series! I love and have read most of Jeff Wheeler's works and he never disappoints with his stories full of adventure, intrigue, romance, life lessons and so much more. It's always one wild rollercoaster ride with my emotions when I read one of his books, but I always learn or take away something and enjoy the stories immensely.
I always find myself easily
...more
Tales Untangled
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Killing Fog has an exciting new world created by Jeff Wheeler. The world is rich and complex with characters facing moral dilemmas.

Not only are there factions fighting to exist in a harsh world, but there are unexplained powers within artifacts from a bygone era. When the fog rises it kills those it touches, but no one knows where it originates. The current people live within the cities of a people whose history is lost to time. Why did this former civilization disappear?

The main character,
...more
ElleM
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
This is an easy 4.5 stars for me.

Considering I love the fantasy genre so much it's a bit of an oversight for me that I haven't read any of this author's previous books - only because I never knew which series I should begin with! When I saw The Killing Fog - the first in The Grave Kingdom series - offered on Netgalley I jumped at it and am so glad I did.

We are thrown immediately into the action as Bingmei's entire family and community is slaughtered and she narrowly escapes. From there the story
...more
A. Lorna Warren
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the free e-arc!

Already I am eager for more in this series! Since being introduced to Jeff Wheeler a year or so ago I have thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in the many worlds his mind has produced, and this is no different. I love how he ties history and culture yet builds a whole new realm around it.

It is refreshing to have female leads in each of Jeff's books, and Bingmei is quite an interesting character to get to know. Jeff is able to be
...more
Kristi Kunselman
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author and NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

I happened to discover Jeff Wheeler a few years ago when browsing books to borrow from Amazon. It's been one of my greatest discoveries to date! His series feature fantastically detailed worlds. They have magic, and a strong hero or heroine that faces some kind of evil. The main character often makes mistakes, but then sees the error of his/her way and overcomes them to become a better person. The Killing Fog
...more
Derek
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read Jeff Wheeler's Harbinger series and really enjoyed it. That was the reason I chose to read the Killing Fog. As with the Harbinger series, I very much enjoyed what I read. The story was very intense and the characters were unique and well built. My only problem is the story started a little too fast and didn't have enough back story at times. I felt like I was either learning as I read or had to piece together why we were where we were at certain times. I'm sure if you read more of ...more
_
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jeff Wheeler is one of the best authors of fantasy on the scene. This current novel “The Killing Fog” is the first book in The Grave Kingdom trilogy. It was fast-paced, action packed, the world building and characters were amazing, and there is no doubt this will be a success. Wheeler does what many authors cannot do: create a world as real and tangible as the world we live. Another great success for the fantasy genre.
Kal ★ Reader Voracious
Nov 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc


ARC sent by 47North and Wunderkind PR in exchange for my honest review. Quotations are from an uncorrected proof and subject to change upon final publication.
Blog | Twitter | Pinterest
Alyshia
Oct 14, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
Thank you NetGalley and 47North for the free e-arc.

DNF 26%: Unfortunately, I just wasn’t able to get into this story. The main character, Bingmei, was cool and unique. I liked her determination and power. However, the story progressed very slowly. I read 1/4 of the book and felt like nothing was happening. I don’t know. There were definitely cool concepts, it just wasn’t for me.
Kay Mcleer
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've been a fan of Mr. Wherefore a long time, so I was excited that he was coming out with a new series. This doesn't disappoint, it still has what I enjoyed about the previous series with great new characters.
Annarella
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A new fantasy series, engrossing and entertaining. I loved the characters and the amazing world building.
I look forward to reading the next instalment in this series.
Recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
gwendalyn _books_
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own

Thanks 47North for providing me with an advanced reading copy.

My Bookish Links:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/gwendalyn_books
Book Blog :http://gwendalynbooks.wordpress.com
Instagram :http://Instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_
Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/user/edit/p...

Jeff wheeler, The Killing Fog” is the first installment in, The Grave
...more
Lori
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley, ya
"Oh, yay! a new Jeff Wheeler book!" This is my reaction every single time Mr. Wheeler has a new book - and this one does not disappoint. The Grave Kingdom series is a complete departure from his prior stories of Kingfountain, etc. But the main elements are there - a young girl, destined to do great things to save her country, battles through what seems like unbeatable odds to win the day. Clean and moral, but full of wisdom, clever characters, evil villains, and wonderful plots of adventure and ...more
Lori
rated it really liked it
Oct 24, 2019
Star Bookworm
rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2019
Aurora
rated it it was amazing
Nov 16, 2019
Fazila's Book Review Corner
rated it it was amazing
Oct 28, 2019
Steve
rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2019
Emma Jasper
rated it it was amazing
Dec 01, 2019
Crystal
rated it it was amazing
Oct 14, 2019
Ricardo Guerrero
marked it as to-read
May 23, 2019
Megan
marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2019
Victoria Lethbridge
marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2019
Heather
marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2019
Megan Mason
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2019
Scott
marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2019
Adrianne
marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2019
Popalung
marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2019
Sandy Strife
marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2019
Tony
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2019
Brittany Conde
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2019
Robin
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2019
Adena
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2019
Jake
marked it as to-read
Jul 24, 2019
Heather Meston lightfoot
marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2019
Mary
marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2019
MP
marked it as to-read
Jul 29, 2019
Esther Jones
marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2019
Firefly
marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2019
Emily
marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2019
Stefan Orban
marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2019
Raquel
marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2019
Lizzie
added it
Aug 05, 2019
Chris
marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2019
Pamela Gordnier
marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2019
N.
marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2019
Dave
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2019
Flower
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2019
Crystal Wheeler Leighty
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2019
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Will and the Wilds
  • Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle, #1)
  • Master of Sorrows (The Silent Gods, #1)
  • The Deep
  • The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted
  • Beyond the Shadowed Earth
  • Realm of Knights (Knights of the Realm, #1)
  • The Starless Sea
  • Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love, #1)
  • Mark of the Raven (The Ravenwood Saga, #1)
  • Salvation (Salvation Sequence #1)
  • Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)
  • Gorgon's Price (Redemption of the Gorgons Book 1)
  • Marrow Charm (The Gate Cycle, #1)
  • Thief of Cahraman: A Retelling of Aladdin (Fairytales of Folkshore #1)
  • Crown of Ice  (The Mirror of Immortality, #1)
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Nine Elms (Kate Marshall, #1)
See similar books…
2,981 followers
Jeff took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to become a full-time author. He is, most importantly, a husband and father, a devout member of his church, and is occasionally spotted roaming hills with oak trees and granite boulders in California or in any number of the state's majestic redwood groves. He is also one of the founders of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and ...more

Other books in the series

The Grave Kingdom (2 books)
  • The Buried World (The Grave Kingdom, #2)