Book: Dawn of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Series: The Oremere Chronicles Prequel
Genre: YA fantasy
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.
My Rating: 4 STARS
Dawn of Mist is a bind up of short stories set in the world of The Oremere Chronicles and takes place before the first book, Heart of Mist. The short stories focus on the main characters of the trilogy (Bleak, Henri, and Swinton and one story is about Dash).
The stories in Dawn of Mist are prequels to the main trilogy so they can be read before but I think it would definitely be better to read them after. I think people who are already fans of the trilogy and who are familiar with the characters will have a better understanding of Dawn of Mist and the events it references.
If you’ve read The Oremere Chronicles then you already know what happens in these short stories but I did think it was interesting to read more in depth about the characters back stories and how they get to where they are in Heart of Mist and I loved reading about the characters again.
Overall I enjoyed the short prequel stories set in this world and I loved the writing. I think Dawn of Mist is a good read for people who are already fans of The Oremere Chronicles.