Reflection: Thorn of the White Rose
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, ...more
The race is on for the books of the prophecy, the path to it is deadly ...more
"I knew you were strong, but I didn't know you were this strong," Rian said.
"You're full of surprises. That's one of the things I like about you."
Just like with the last installment of this series, the tone is already set for the story so that made it easy for me to dive back into this world. The story begins with Charis and Amon, once again, and Charis is discovering that Amon ma ...more
The End, nothing cliffy but it has a nice smooth set up for the next book. Nerissa is working on her craft and on what her feelings mean. Certain possible bad guys have revealed themselves to be good. There are those that hold their cards close so we don’t quite know where they stand but all and all things seem to be coming to a close. I’m very excited about what’s to come. I hope we get a full background of what happened to their ...more
I read the first books a few month ago, it it took me a moment to immerse myself back into the story, however once that was done, I was absolutely delighted to be back into this fantastic world. My only regret is that I wish the book had been longer!
First of all, I have to say I really love the writing style. I just really enjoy how it's written, and that makes reading the book extremely pleasant. And before I move further I ...more
“Beware of the spirit that guards the book in the cave…” Nerissa and the Ohanzee company have been on the run…barely steps ahead of King Casimer”s men as the dreams of Shae and the prophecy of 600 years continues to unfold. There are unlikely allies, budding romance and a storm on the horizon with incredible choices to be made. A test in the cave to retrieve a book could end in deadly disaster. The world is set, the characters have developed as the story storms towards a climax with each ...more
Third book in the series down, one more to go. I enjoyed the journey, the traveling, the fighting scenes and the different revelations along the way. The comraderie of the group and how the main characters interact and respond. The prophecies are interesting and just an enjoyable read over all. I don't want to give too much away. You need to read it yourself.
And so Nerissa and the Ohanzee continue their mission to find the books containing the precious crystals in the spines and the hidden prophecies.
The most troublesome book to find yet, the location is known, but recovering the book could be quite dangerous.
Either way it must be done, and I must say I've found this book the most exciting of the three so far!
I just adore Raysel, he's such a sweet, tough guy - open your eyes Nerissa!!!!!!
I've never really been a fan of Rian, he comes acr ...more
Happy reading! -rcc
Speaking of which, I'm going to start book 4 now. :)
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: Thorn of the White Rose' is the fourth and final instalment in the 'Records of the Ohanzee' series, and one I enjoyed very much. I really admired how easy it was to pick the novel up and just read. And read. And read. It was also one of the quickest reads AND one of the most well written I've come across from YA self-published/indie-published authors. If you're looking for something similar to...more
I received an e-book copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
After reading The Stranger in the Mirror and Harbinger of the Pheonix I just had to continue the series. I was already used to Smith’s writing style and the way she switches point of view, so that made reading Thorn of the White Rose a lot easier.
Nerissa is a character that I have so much respect for. As ...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.
After their long journey to find the rest of the books to figure out the content of the prophecy, they meet the person who claims to be the true owner of the books they’ve been searching for. They all have so many questions to ask and so many things to learn.
Nerissa wanted to learn how to use the crystals in the books. But little they kno ...more
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