Monday, June 13, 2016

Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose by Rachel R. Smith (Records of the Ohanzee, #3)

Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose
by Rachel R. Smith

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Records of the Ohanzee - Book 3
Publication Date: May 29, 2016
Publisher: Rachel R. Smith
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 198 pages
Available from: Amazon

Beware of the spirit that guards the book in the cave.

After fending off an ambush by Senka operatives, Nerissa and her Ohanzee companions seek refuge in the mountain province of Rhea. With the drawbridges raised and the borders secure, they have left the Senka behind for now, but they may have traded one perilous situation for another. Although the third book is in Rhea, it has been hidden deep within an abandoned mine where it is protected by a cunning trap. Retrieving the book means facing both natural and supernatural threats, and Nerissa will learn that crystals hold power far greater than she ever imagined. Meanwhile, Desta, daughter of the renowned seer Shea, reveals that she has begun to have prophetic dreams of her own—and she is not the only member of the group with an awakening talent.

Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose is Book 3 of 4 in the Records of the Ohanzee series, which is written in a serialized style with a story line that flows continuously between books.

Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose by Rachel R. Smith (Records of the Ohanzee, #3)

Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose (Records of the Ohanzee, #3)Nerissa has lived a simple rebellion of youth, only to witness the death of her family. She escaped and began a journey that would find her part of a secret group of guardians, the Ohanzee. Now she is on a quest to find the books that foretell of a prophecy of the end of the world, a prophecy that has been set into motion by a vile and despicable King looking for more power and glory no matter the blood that must be spilled.

The race is on for the books of the prophecy, the path to it is deadly and Nerissa looks to the mountain province of Rhea for rest, refuge and to uncover the third book. So far she has traveled in disguise safely, but has she been discovered?

The third book is hidden deep within a mine, its protection spell is deadly, but traversing the barriers is the only way for the rightful intended to retrieve the tome. What if it is handled by someone not permitted? Will the fury and pain of lost souls retaliate? The clock is ticking to save the world and the enemies are getting closer…meanwhile, Nerissa feels the normal stirrings of a young woman attracted to a young man, but revealing who she REALLY is, could be disastrous. As more is discovered about the stones and new powers are awakening, will things finally start looking up for the unlikely band of heroes?

Rachel R. Smith’s Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose (Records of the Ohanzee, #3) feels like a journey to a magical plane, but that world has a slight haze to it as one brave young princess and the secret society by her side strive to stay shrouded in the shadows. As always, from start to finish there is motion in the words, be it from high octane action to high stress emotions and the need to conquer evil. Ms. Smith’s ability to make her characters leap off the pages is phenomenal as they play off one another, whether good or evil. Feel the intrigue, see the world they live in and prepare for the last leg of the race for the world, because it’s coming!

I do love Ms. Smith’s style of writing, there is as much power in her words as there are in the stones she writes about. Rachel R. Smith makes me feel anything can happen and know never to try to predict what the next page will hold!

I received this copy from Rachel R. Smith in exchange for my honest review.

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