About 15 years ago I read a couple of Sigmund Brouwer’s (http://orcabook.com/rockandroll-literacy/) adult novels and enjoyed them. Brouwer has switched his writing focus to a young adult audience of the past several years and Fortress of Mist is his latest offering.
Book Tow in the Merlin’s Immortals series, this book picks up after the Orphan King finished. Thomas, the young new ruler of Magnus is met with a challenge right out of the gate when an Earl from another land comes and requests Thomas and his people help fight the Scottish Army. Thomas is surrounded by people he is not sure if he can trust. What does everyone want from him, who is the enemy and who is a friend?
I have not read the first book in the series but I didn’t feel at all lost while readingFortress of Mist. Brouwer does a wonderful job of moving the story along and keeping the reader involved. And in the end, he leaves you wanting more, assuring there will be a next book in the series (or at least I hope so as I think my 13-year-old nephew would enjoy this series).
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