Reflection: Harbinger of the Phoenix
King Casimer of Marise has assassinated the Royal Family of Chiyo and usurped the throne. He doesn’t know that the Heiress of Chiyo, Nerissa, is still alive and has joined the Ohanzee, a group of guardians who have secretly protected the country for generations. Disguisi ...more
"The new Heir and his guardian, wielding twin swords as they go on a quest to take back the throne!"
Now that the tone of the story has been set, everything seemed to flow a lot better. The book begins with us back in Niamh with Charis, Nerissa's best friend, as she is reading and trying to figure out Amon's true intentions. We don't see a lot of Charis and Amon in this book, but there ar ...more
First off all, I enjoyed this book even more than the first one! The pace is just perfect, and I realised how much I love the writing style. I read it in one day, and now I will patiently wait for the sequel to be released.
I loved the fact that we got to see characters from the first book again, even if they hadn’t played a really big part so far – Charis and Shae for example. I really like how Shae and Desta’s storyline turn ...more
Rating: 5/5⭐️s ...more
The scene is set and we have met the characters, with only a few new editions, my favorite being Eloc and Cole.
Once again there is a List Of Characters at the back of the book which is great if your like me and get confused with names easy.
Nerissa is still the main character, closely follo ...more
"The masquerade is over and the masks have been removed. But not everyone’s true face has been revealed”...and that includes Nerissa, the Heiress of Chiyo. All isn't what it seems and Nerissa has much to learn Nerissa has been miraculously rescued and taken to the Ohanzee, the guardians of the heirs of Chiyo, to recuperate and somehow achieve the seemingly impossible...freedom for Chiyo. The story becomes much more involved and the characters more complex…especially Nerissa. And there ar ...more
This book was given to me by the author Rachel R. Smith for an honest review. This review is not affected by anything, it containts my true feelings.
The fact that books play a major part in this story is one of the affective sides for me to like a novel more. Also, who can resist libraries, books, and the characters who loves reading as much as the actual readers of this book?
“ I read a little bit of everything” she replied haughtily.”It’s called being well rounded.”
Nerissa’s journey ...more
The End, everything is underway Nerissa and her motley crew are much closer to their goal. They have faced betrayal and close calls together they will find all of the missing pieces and save the kingdom. This didn’t end in a cliffhanger but it does set the next book up quite nicely. Nerissa has always been very special and I look forward to seeing what her full potential holds. Come on NEXT INSTALLMENT!!
4.0 This quest is fully underw ...more
Reflection: Harbinger of the Phoenix is the second book in the Records of the Ohanzee Series written by Rachel R. Smith. The story continues where the first book left off. After the assasination of her parents in a masquerade ball, the heiress of Chiyo had escaped death and secretly joins the Ohanzee, a secret guardian of the royal family. With a new name and a disguise, she journeys with the other Ohanzee in the hope of finding the ...more
I love how this book so fluidly flows from where the first book ended. I had no question about what had gone on since I left the story since there was no time jump for me to ponder over.
All of the character have some depth to them and none of them were boring.
I may have noticed an ...more
There were a lot more funny moments that occurred especially with some of the other Ohanzee members. I also liked that we got to see what the enemy was up to even if it was only for a little bit.
I also like that there isn't a lot of romance I mean there are hints here and there but it doesn't take away from the rest of the story. As well as I enjoyed all the character development from the first novel and the new characters that wer ...more
I really want to know, what happens next!? I would recommend this series, I am shocked more people have not reviewed the books as it is highly engaging and creative. For this reason I took the time to write this as "sharing is caring!"
Happy reading! -rcc ...more
Honestly when I first saw this Book 1 Reflection: The Stranger in the Mirror, I thought this is a beautiful cover. It reminder me of The Winner’s curse, The Jewel or even the Selections series. While I enjoyed those reading they all lacked the depths in which you’ll find in the Records of Ohanzee. Masterfully sculpted the words in this book bring to you Chiyo and its demise brought onto to it by King Casimer. But from the ashes rises none other than ...more
'Reflection: Harbinger of the Phoenix' was certainly amongst the BEST self-published/independently-published fantasy novels which I've had the pleasure of reading. I've really enjoyed the first instalment in the series and I can guarantee any reader that this series (and novel) will be one of the MOST pleasantly surprising novels they'll have read in a while!
This has probably been the most fastest yet one
Rachel R. Smith lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and the cutest dog in the world, Sumo. When not writing, she plots to fill the interior of their home with books and mineral specimens and to cover the exterior with roses. Stay up to date on the series and learn more about Rachel by visit ...more