Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A fabulous sequel: My review of "Fortress of Mist" by Sigmund Brouwer


Fortress of Mist


about the book....


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?





my review....


If possible, I enjoyed the second installment of this series even more than the first! Intrigue and mystery abound as Thomas seeks to protect his claim to the kingdom of Magnus, and as he seeks to determine who he can trust, if anyone. I absolutely love the non-stop action in this book, and the way that Thomas uses his knowledge and influence to avert war. I continue to appreciate the character of Thomas and his refusal to let his young age stop him from making a grand imprint upon the world. I'm also enjoying how the author has woven faith into the story, showing how Thomas naturally comes to the realization that he cannot always rely upon himself, but that there is a greater power at work, that God has a role and a power that he has not yet even come to fully appreciate.

Fortress of Mist is full of grand adventure, and the vivid scenes and compelling story telling will have readers absolutely consuming the pages as they race from start to finish. Sigmund Brouwer is such a gifted writer, and as I commented about with his first book, readers of any age should not let the fact that this series is geared to teens stop them from diving head first into these books. I finished the book anxious for what is coming next, and I can barely handle the fact that I am going to have to wait until October 2013 to see how things resolve! I fully recommend this book and also award it 5 out of 5 stars.

An advanced readers copy of this book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Waterbrook Multnomah publishing group, for the purposes of this unbiased review.


about the author....


Sigmund BrouwerSigmund Brouwer is the author of eighteen novels with nearly three million copies in print. His recent novel The Last Disciple was featured in Time magazine and on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they and their two daughters divide their time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Nashville, Tennessee.


Author Website http://www.sigmundbrouwer.com/



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