In 2017, Talem Press will publish its first book, Heart of Mist by YA Fantasy author, Helen Scheuerer.

Here’s a little sneak preview of Heart of Mist, Book I in The Oremere Chronicles

Synopsis

In a realm where magic is forbidden.

In a realm where toxic mist sweeps across the lands, feeding on magic…

Bleak is a nineteen-year-old magic wielder, a member of the diminishing Ashai race.

Still grieving the death of her guardian, and self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is discovered by the Commander of the king’s army and is taken from her home. She’s summoned to the capital to answer for her crimes.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in her powers.

The leader of the Valia Kindred, the realm’s most infamous society of warriors lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she thought.

Heart of Mist is the first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.

About the author

Helen Scheuerer is the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit and a creative writer/novelist from Sydney. She studied creative writing at the University of Wollongong, and worked as a professional writer and editor for some of Australia’s biggest websites. She has a Masters of Publishing from the University of Sydney.

Helen freelances for a number of websites and helps authors with their manuscripts while she works on her own fiction and manages Writer’s Edit. Her debut novel is due for release in 2017. She chronicles her writing process and work over at HelenScheuerer.com.