6/1/13

{Book Review} Fortress of Mist

** I received a copy of the book Fortress of Mist in exchange from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s Blogging For Books program in exchange for my honest review**

Do you like historical or period fiction?  Do you like series?  Adventure? Science? Intrigue? If you answer yes to those questions then I have a book series that you’ll want to check out.  A while back I had the opportunity to review The Orphan King, book 1 of the Immortal Series by Sigmund Brouwer.  We loved it.  I didn’t even hesitate to request book 2, Fortress of Mist.

If you have not yet read The Orphan King, stop right now and go read that one. This review may contain spoilers because Fortress of Mist is the second book. Can you read Fortress of Mist without having read The Orphan King? Yes.  Yes, I do think you could still get enough from the book to have an enjoyable read but you don’t want to read them out of order!

In this gripping fantasy novel set in 14th century England, Thomas, who has reclaimed his throne at Magnus must win back the hearts of the people or he will lose Magnus. With deceit and betrayal all around him, Thomas has no one he can trust. Who is friend? Who is foe?

Fortress of Mist cover image

From the Publisher:

The throne is redeemed, but the battle is just beginning.         
In the dark corners of an ancient land, evil lurks in the shadows. Powerful druids haunt the spaces of their lost territory. Double-minded noblemen fight for domain and influence. Invaders from the north threaten the kingdom of Magnus. This land of promise and redemption is mired in deceit and corruption.

The Orphan King, once victorious in conquest, appears to be losing his grip on his seat of power. Thomas rules Magnus, but does not know whom he can trust. His enemies anticipate his every move, thwarting him at each turn. Something is not right.

Under attack, both in the supernatural and natural worlds, Thomas must reach back into the secret layers of his past to find the strength and wisdom to fight his battles. When the mist clears, who will stand with him?

I loved this book. Just as with Orphan King, Mr. Brouwer grabbed hold of my attention and would not let go. And just as with the first book, I had to keep reading and reading and reading. I had to know to the answers to the questions, and again just like before, for every question answered 3 more seem to pop up to take its place. A boy becomes a man as he learns courage and gains wisdom.  He must learn lessons the hard way, alone and through betrayal.

After finishing Fortress of Mist, all I could say was “I need book three.”  Need. Not want. There’s just one tiny problem. I have no idea when book 3 will be released.  For the sake of sanity and to keep me from dying of curiosity I do hope it is soon! 

My recommendation: Read this book, but only *after* you’ve read the Orphan King and you might want to keep an eye out for when book 3 will be released.

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group has made a sneak peak of Fortress of Mist available here.  I warn you though, don’t read it unless you’re prepared to purchase and read the whole book.

You can visit WaterBrook Multnomah Press Author Spotlight to read Sigmund Brouwer’s bio and see what other books WaterBrook Multnomah has published. The publisher also provides a podcast

Sigmund Brouwer has a website.  Check it out for more information about him and about his books for teens. He even does school presentations.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I just noticed this review and wondered if you would like to link it in to the current monthly collection of books that people loved on Carole's Chatter. This is the link There are already some great books linked in that you might be interested in. It would be super if you came on over. Cheers

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