Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Dawn of Mist by Helen Scheuerer – Review


My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  16 April 2020

Format: Paperback

Pages: 350

Publisher: Talem Press




Before their fight to save the realm from mad tyrants and toxic mist, Bleak, Henri and Swinton led separate lives.

Delve into the secrets, the triumphs and tragedies of their earlier years, and the defining moments that made these much-loved characters who they are.

Teenage Bleak sails across the seas, seeking adventure with her best friend, Bren, and guardian, Senior – only to discover that trouble often finds her first.

Fiercely loyal Henri and her sister, Sahara, train relentlessly to become elite warriors, but soon learn that the Valian Way can be crueller than they ever thought.

A young and ambitious Commander Swinton struggles to prove himself worthy of knighthood, but an encounter with a beautiful stranger shows him that there are things in life more important than titles.

Dawn of Mist is the companion prequel story collection to Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles.




Thank you so much to Helen Scheuerer and Talem Press for sending me a copy of The Dawn of Mist, in exchange for an honest review!


Dawn of Mist is a collection of stories following the main characters in the Oremere Chronicles, that take place prior to the first book in the series, Heart of Mist.

I absolutely loved every book in the Oremere Chronicles, and Dawn of Mist was no exception.  It was exceptionally heartbreaking in parts, because I already knew what was going to happen to the characters in the following books!   Experiencing the backstories in this way rounded out some already wonderfully in depth characters and I felt like I had stepped right into their lives.  I honestly can’t even pick a favourite MC in this series, I love them all.  Which meant every chapter, no matter who’s story it was, had me enthralled.

I am so grateful for this trip back in time, to watch these much loved character’s become the people they were in Dawn of Mist.  If you haven’t read this series yet, just go and pick it up right now. I would pretty much read a grocery list written by Helen Scheuerer at this point.  Her writing is just incredible.


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