The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler {Blog Tour}

Looking for an action packed fantasy steeped in Chinese culture with a female mercernary? Check out my review of The Killing Fog.

Title: The Killing Fog

Author: Jeff Wheeler

Series: The Grave Kingdom #1

Age: Adult

Genres: Fantasy

Expected Publication Date: March 1, 2020

Publisher: 47North

Source: ARC

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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.

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
This was my first Jeff Wheeler novel and boy was I blown away by the writing, world building, characters, plot and action. This book is heavy on the Chinese culture which I found amazing mixed with tons of magic. I hooked from the first page!

This adult fantasy follows Bingmei who is an orphan that is now a mercenary. She along with her band are hired for a job and things take off from there. I absolutely enjoyed Bingmei!!! She was quick on her feet and cracked me up. There were some points when I wanted to jump through the pages and pop her, but her development throughout the story gripped me.

A book that begins with the character seeking out revenge, but slowly growing and moving from that mindset. The journey to different kingdoms is epic. The writing pulls you in as you can vividly picture everything.

My favorite part: the headstrong, powerful women!!

Overall, I'm excited for the sequel, The Buried World, and more fantasy novels by Jeff Wheeler!

About the Author
Jeff Wheeler took an early retirement from his career at Intel in 2014 to write full-time. He is a husband, father of five, and a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jeff lives in the Rocky Mountains. His books have been on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list 5 times (for The Thief’s Daughter, The King’s Traitor, The Hollow Crown, The Silent Shield, and Prism Cloud) and have sold more than 4 million copies. His novels have also been published will be published in many languages: Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Turkish, Polish, Spanish, Russian, and German.

He is also the founder of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (, 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

- Giveaway is open to International.
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 5 Winners will receive a Copy of THE KILLING FOG by Jeff Wheeler.
- March 17, 2020

Thank you to JeanBookNerd for having me on this fantastic fantasy book tour!