Where toxic mist sweeps the lands & magic is forbidden…
In Helen Scheuerer’s bestselling debut, we meet an unlikely heroine, who’s far more powerful than she knows.
Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.
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The branches of the canopy were like springs beneath the balls of her feet, making her lighter than air as she leapt from one tree to another, towards her freedom. None of the sentries stirred. She knew how to use the dark cloak of night to her advantage. She was no more than a shadow, flickering with the rest in the dappled moonlight.
She wove through the branches like a ghost, leaving the sleeping keep, her family and her future behind. When she got to the outskirts of the forest, she dropped down onto the soft earth and ran. Although she had rigged the guard changes, it wouldn’t be long before they realised she was gone. She sprinted.
Her feet barely touched the damp ground as she darted between the lean trunks, her breath forming small clouds before her in the cool night, her dark hair sticking to her face. She had the build of her kind: tall, lean and corded with muscle. A body that had been pushed to the limits of endurance, moulded by a strict regime of discipline, forced to fight with blade, arrow, spear and fists.
She was meant to be a leader, a warrior, a queen of the Valian people, but she couldn’t be. Not when there was another choice.
The Prequels to Heart of MistGet the 9 free e-shorts
The Heart of Mist prequel stories originally started as a way for me to further develop the characters in The Oremere Chronicles trilogy. However, I soon found that these stories, much like my characters, had a mind of their own. Bleak, Henri, Swinton and Dash all have histories that precede the events in Heart of Mist, and that’s where these stories take us. In these e-shorts, we learn about the experiences that shaped them into the people they are today, and what secrets are perhaps buried beneath the surface. The best part? I’ve made these special stories free and exclusive to my subscribers. Be sure to get the entire bundle here. Happy reading!
Prequel e-shorts so far
- Break (2017)
- The Gift (2017)
- Felder’s Bay (2017)
- Northern Waters (2018)
- Viper’s Kiss (2018)
- The King’s Tournament (2018)
- Willowdale (2018)
- The Valian Heir (2019)
- The Valian Way (2019)
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. 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 the largest writers’ platforms in the world.
Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.
Helen is now a full-time author living in New Zealand.