Hey friends! How are you? Are you reading a lot more lately? I’ve seen a lot more posts in the books subreddit on Reddit and a ton more book discussions between friends on Facebook. It looks like most of us are dealing with these stay-at-home orders by indulging in lots and lots of reading.
So tell me, what are you reading? I don’t have the stomach for anything dystopian at the moment, but Jeff Wheeler’s newest book just arrived and it was like Christmas morning on my kindle. Y’all know how much I enjoy Jeff Wheeler’s world building and The Killing Fog just really took me in completely.
One of my favorite things about Wheeler’s writing is that he takes familiar-ish stories, locations or times and gives them a very magical supernatural spin. His world building skills are incredible and The Killing Fog delivers completely in this sense. The characters were much stronger than in The Harbinger Series and the writing itself was almost as strong as that of The Kingfountain Series. I’ve always find it interesting that Wheeler’s main characters are almost always strong capable young women and that he tends to write them fairly well for a middle aged man.
Hands down, The Kingfountain Series is still my favorite of Wheeler’s works (and I HIGHLY recommend these books if you’re in the mood for something well written, intriguing and magical), but The Killing Fog comes in at a strong second. While the Harbinger Series, Muirwood and Mirrowen were good young adult fiction, The Kingfountain Series and The Grave Kingdom Series are better suited for mature readers and really show Wheeler at his finest.
Wheeler’s books are meant to be read as a series, they’re not standalone books, which can be a little bit annoying. Especially since the next book in The Grave Kingdom series isn’t out until June, but it’s also nice to have something to look forward to.
Take care! until next time, cheers!