Fortress of Mist, Book Two
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 every 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?
Again, I felt that Brouwer’s writing suffered from the distance at which it was written and the speed at which the story progressed, jumping from one thing to another and leaving the reader struggling to keep pace.
I am glad that I was able to read both The Orphan King and Fortress of Mist at the same time, as otherwise, The Orphan King would have felt unsatisfactory, and I’m unsure if I would have picked up the second book. Taken together, the two are much stronger, and leave me awaiting the next books in the series so that I can continue to unravel the mystery! So if you decide to pick up The Orphan King, make sure Fortress of Mist is ready to hand!