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Book Review: Fortress of Mist by Sigmund Bower

Book Overview:

In the first book,, Thomas manages to capture Magnus, the mighty fortress, but now the question remains, can he keep it? Thomas quickly re3lizes that capturing Magnus was the easy part, keeping rule over it is much harder than he anticipated when everyone he knows seems to be not what they claim. He  seems trapped between two warring factions, The Druids and the Immortals, each intent on getting at Thomas’s secret treasure. Yet, who can he trust?  In the end, Thomas decides he doesn’t need anyone not even those who helped him capture Magus; he will go alone and protect his fortress from everyone. But will he succeed?

My Thoughts:

Fortress of Mists is the second book Merlin’s Immortals series. This is a great coming-of-age story about Thomas heir to the fortress Magnus who must fight the most feared power in the land, the Druids, to keep his inheritance. This book is really great for adolescents 12-15 filled with action and adventure. As well as the story of a young man who is having to decide truth from error in the midst of great deception.

I personally liked the first book better than the second. This story, while interesting, was not quite as riveting; also since Thomas spends most of his time mistrusting people, it doesn’t have some of the fun companionship of the first story. Even with a weak middle, I am still looking forward to the next book.

This book was provided to me for free by Waterbrook/Multnomah publishers. These views are my own.