About the Book
Publisher: 47North (March 1, 2020)
Publication Date: March 1, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Kingfountain series conjures an epic, adventurous world of ancient myth and magic as a young woman’s battle with infinite evil begins.
Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness’s dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price.
Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion’s.
Thrust unprepared into the role of savior, urged on by a renegade prince, and possessing a magic that is her destiny, Bingmei knows what she must do. But what must she risk to honor her ancestors? Bingmei’s fateful choice is one that neither her friends nor her enemies can foretell, as Echion’s dark war for control unfolds.
Praise for The Killing Fog
“Wheeler (Broken Veil) opens the Grave Kingdom series with this winding tale of valor and sacrifice, set in a realm where using magic summons a heavy fog that kills every living thing it touches. [T]he threat of the fog looming in the background adds atmosphere and tension…This excellent introduction to the prolific Wheeler’s work will appeal to fans of Asian-influenced fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly
I’ve been seeing (and reading) a lot of Asian inspired fantasy lately, and I’m loving it! The Killing Fog hooked me right from the prologue. Well, actually maybe from the glossary. I am a sucker for a well researched book. But anyways, this is a world where magic and martial arts are plenty. World building is also plentiful in this book, and if you know me, you know I want to be transported into my reads. It’s why I love fantasy so much! You get to visit a new place with every book you pick up, and with The Killing Fog you get plopped down into a vibrant and well developed new world.
I have always been a fan of the mythology and tradition surrounding Asian inspired fantasy. It’s always just so lush and vibrant, something that I sometimes feel is missing from your typical run of the mill fantasy. So, to say that I’ve been excited for this one is an understatement. And it didn’t disappoint! There’s something just so unique while also being familiar about this story that makes it so easy to fall into and become wrapped up in the words found within.
I feel like when I do fantasy book reviews I tend to solely focus on the world building instead of getting into the nitty gritty of the plot. But for me, that’s what I look for in a fantasy book review. I want the plot to be surprising to me when I pick up the book, but I like to know ahead of time just how well the world building is done and just how deep into the world I get to go. So, pick this up and just enjoy the story and become just as besotted with this world as I am!
The only thing that would have made this story better is if it were an own voices story. And you know what, it was obviously researched well enough that it really didn’t detract from the story, that’s just me being picky for the sake of being picky. Also, this is the second arc I’ve read lately where the map isn’t complete yet and just *sob* I like my maps! I like to navigate while I read! This is just one of the (biggest for me) woes of reading early!
About the Author
He is also the founder of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (www.deepmagic.co), a quarterly e-zine featuring amazing short stories, novellas, and sample chapters.
You can usually find Jeff at Emerald City Comic Con, New York Comic Con or at writers conferences.
He welcomes hearing from readers: jgwheels /at/ gmail dot com
If you are interested in purchasing signed copies of his books for friends, family, or your own collection, please e-mail: WOJWbooks /at/ gmail dot com
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ENDS: MARCH 17, 2020
*I received an arc in exchange for an honest review*