Islands in the Mist

Islands in the Mist J M Hofer delivers page turning tales of lust power and sorcery in her award winning first novel Islands in the Mist and its sequels Across the Sea and Rise of the Pendragon Set in post Roman Brit

  • Title: Islands in the Mist
  • Author: J.M. Hofer
  • ISBN: 9781490926339
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • J.M Hofer delivers page turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award winning first novel, Islands in the Mist, and its sequels, Across the Sea and Rise of the Pendragon Set in post Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur In Islands in the Mist, we meet the great warrior, Bran, who isJ.M Hofer delivers page turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award winning first novel, Islands in the Mist, and its sequels, Across the Sea and Rise of the Pendragon Set in post Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur In Islands in the Mist, we meet the great warrior, Bran, who is called home from the battlefield to his mother s deathbed He honors her final wish by vowing to solve the mystery of what fatally attacked her and the clan s chieftain in the night Though many have dismissed it as a wolf attack, she insists it was not, and encourages him to seek the counsel of Talhaiarn, druid advisor to their clan On his journey, Bran encounters the fiery Lucia, widow to a Roman centurion, and her strangely gifted stable boy, Gwion an enigmatic child graced with understanding beyond his years Lucia possesses the Sight, an ability that has plagued her from the time she was a small girl, tormenting her with disturbing visions of events that invariably come to pass Fate leads her to discover many of her maternal ancestors were masterful women gifted with similar psychic abilities and that some of them have been watching her from the shadows for years.Upon returning to his village, Bran finds himself at odds with the hot tempered Aelhaearn, who is determined to become their clan s next chieftain To Aelhaearn s disappointment, Bran s sister, now priestess in her mother s place, convinces the clan to choose Bran for the honor instead In the aftermath of their conflict, Bran discovers something shocking about his rival that causes him to rue his sister s decision They must all work together, however, to defeat the creator of their nocturnal enemies a creator who, one by one, is patiently pulling all who oppose her deep into the seductive maelstrom of her power.

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      J.M Hofer delivers page turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award winning series, Islands in the Mist Set in post Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just prior to the arrival of King Arthur.Book 1, Islands in the Mist, was chosen as one of the top 5 Fantasy novels out of 2,000 entries in the 2013 Breakthrough Novel Award Contest The series is also available on Audible, read by the accomplished Irish actor, Mr John Keating Mr Keating is known for his narration of the Sorcerer s Apprentice series.

    809 thoughts on “Islands in the Mist

    • This was the first book I've received from a giveaway. I haven't read much fantasy in the past, so it makes it a little hard to rate this book in terms of how good it is within the genre. However, I really liked the book!! I was interested in the story and wanted to keep reading. I really loved some of the characters--Lucia and Gwion especially. It was easy to read. I would definitely read the sequel and hope there will be one. The book also gave me the desire to try some more books out of this [...]


    • Islands in the Mist gives us a fantasy tale set in the dark ages, where magic and sorcery reign supreme—where gods are tangible and matriarchy is predominant. I’m an old-fashioned fantasy reader, so the book reminds me of “The Mists of Avalon”, where the island was invisible except to the initiated, where gifted and enlightened women watched over their world, and their flawed universe was corrupted by an equally gifted woman gone bad. Or at least, this is how I remember it! However, this [...]


    • Welsh mythology is a chaos of stories and legends going far back into prehistory and being codified, though in fairly-unstructured form, in the four books of ancient Wales, The Black Book of Caermarthen, The Book of Anuerin, The Book of Taliesin, and The Red Book of Hergest. J. M. Hofer has surveyed them all and derived from them a coherent, cohesive tale that brings the mythological essence of those four books into a realistic and believable narrative that captivates the reader in its own right [...]


    • I really enjoyed Islands in the Mist - I couldn’t put it down! I was rooting for our heroes and heroines from the get-go, clan warrior Bran and more-than-meets-the-eye Lucia, and really cared about what happened to them and the people around them. I felt the most sorry for the tragic character of Morvran, though we never witnessed things from his point of view, and even the villain Cerridwen was sympathetic. Gwion was one of my favourite characters, but I also enjoyed the fact that the animals [...]


    • I had the privilege of reading this pre release. I must say for a first time author I was pleasantly surprised. The author definitely did her homework and spun a beautiful tale full of adventure, romance and fright. The imagery weaved throughout this books' prose really gave me a sense of who the characters were and who they will become. I highly recommend this book for a quick and fun filled read. Pick it up!


    • The hard copy of J.M. Hofer’s Islands in the Mist proves a sensous experience. The spectacular cover serves as a welcome entry in this novel textured in Welsh lore. Myths are grounded in the historical reality of Saxon incursions after the abandonment of Britain after the Romans return to Italy to save the empire from barbarian invasions. The remaining inhabitants, vulnerable to attack by the Northmen, exist in a mythological universe beautifully conjured up by Hofer. A sense of Hofer’s styl [...]



    • interesting Druid reeling of whatThis book is set in the age of early Britain after the Romans have abandoned her. Maybe. I am not a historian or scholar, so I cannot pin the time down. But there are Heroes and villains and the island in the Mists and the Great Mother!


    • I received this book for free through First ReadsThis book was good.had a kind of Song of Fire and Ice feel to it.




    • ATTENTION: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERSWith a dramatic prologue, J.M. Hofer’s Islands in the Mist promises an exciting tale. Bran, a young man, lights his mother’s funeral pyre while recalling her last words, when she told him she was attacked by something she couldn’t name or describe. Bran is hungry for answers and revenge.Three days after the battle that culminated in his mother’s death, an exhausted Bran meets Lucia, a young widow, when he stumbles upon her villa. Bran and Lucia are [...]


    • This is a splendid fantasy story, rich with character development, fantasy elements, and concepts of celtic god-lore. I did think the world building a bit limited in scope for such an epic, but that didn't diminish the depth of the epic struggle so well played out. I do recommend this tale to readers of fantasy.


    • OutstandingI give this book 5stars for a lot of reasons. First it's like no other book I have had the honor to read. The characters are awesome with twists you don't see coming. The story line keeps you wanting more. This book almost had the pages turning by themselves. This author is going to knock your socks off. So please give this book a chance you won't regret it.


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