K E Meuir, my sweetie and fellow writer, has published a wonderful new fantasy novel for young adults. It’s called “The Mountain Fog” and is a wonderful story.
Peace is shattered in the small village when the first child disappears in the night. Despite their best efforts to keep them safe, the villagers continue to lose their children, one after another.
Conor, a young orphan in the village, isn’t affected by the disappearances until someone he cares for is taken. Conor realizes that old feelings of mistrust must be put aside and people must rely on each other if they are ever to see the children again.
As the journey to find the children begins, it becomes clear that no one person will be enough to bring the children home. If old enemies don’t learn to work together, setting aside their mistrust of one another, there is little hope.
With the gift of sight and travel, Granny Matilda is pulled into the past where secrets must be kept in order to protect the innocent. She and Conor travel to the mountains together in search of the children and find old enemies, new allies and old secrets.
I highly recommend this book. With so much “noise” that young people have to wade through, it’s wonderful to see someone who cares about bringing alive a great story, with great lessons for young people to embrace. For a first novel, K E Meuir writes like a seasoned pro, and it’s refreshing to read such well-crafted words. Before I give any novel to the young people in my life, I like to read it first, and even though I’m not the target audience, I was enthralled with K E Meuir’s vivid descriptions and characters. I love her writing style! I was rooting for Eric and Conor and Granny throughout the book, and enjoyed it immensely. This will definitely be a Christmas gift for all the young adults on my list. I cannot more highly recommend this book. Teachers, get it for your students. Parents, give it to your kids! K E Meuir, please write a sequel!