Author: Rachel R. Smith
Genre : Fantasy/ YA/ Romance
ISBN : 978- 0-996-38927-3
Publication Date: April 23, 2017
Not everything in the Records of the Ohanzee matches what is written in the History Books.
Having learned the disturbing news that the fifth book has fallen into Casimer’s hands, Nerissa and the Ohanzee make their way to the city of Maze where the Festival of Flames is about to begin. They plan to rendezvous with Charis and retrieve a set of spirit crystals that are elements crucial to fulfilling the prophecy. But when a letter arrives in the middle of the night from an anonymous sender claiming to be the owner of the sixth book, the Ohanzee will discover there is far more going in the city than just celebrations.
WARNING: Spoiler alert 🚨I’ll be straight to the point. This book didn’t meet my expectations. I am disappointed. After what the Ohanzee have been through, I didn’t expect killing King Casimer is just so easy like that. I looked forward to a bloody battle between the Senka Operatives and the Ohanzee. I mean.. like a total chaos and the people of Niamh will gonna involve and witness how Nerissa fight for her crown or something like their plan didn’t work out because something came up so the results will be a big trouble.
The author made Amon so brilliant to the point it ruins the spice of the story because he and the Ohanzee group figured out the solution right away. I even made myself ready for the coming twist but it didn’t come. I hate it when the book said, Rian already knew about Caeneus true identity and I am like, “So, where is their conversations?”
I love how the author gave life and characters in every crystal so I’m expecting that they have a big part and contribution in retrieving the throne to its heiress not to mention they even study it to discover each ability. One more thing, after the death of Casimer, Nerissa is ready to take over the Niamh and I’m like, “Whaaat?! That’s it? What about Echidna? Where’s the Senka?” So I was left dumbfounded especially the queen made a strong personality to me so I’m expecting that she will react wildly upon hearing her husband’s death. She’s already in my imagination that she will gonna be furious as a tiger and ballistic with anger and will come up with the idea to avenge her spouse. Sadly, it was ended right there without mentioning any single word about her and Ladon and about the contagious disease that keeps on spreading on the whole places. I just wish the author include a part where she will show Echidna’s antagonistic power so that it gives the readers the excitement for the upcoming fifth book.
Despite all my disappointments, my favorite part of this book is the middle section where they’re in the city of Maze to attend the festival. I am looking forward to book 5 about the rise of the Phoenix and more information after King Casimer’s death. I hope the author will be able to fill all the spaces in this story.
Still, this is a mind-blowing series and I will find time to reread these again.
Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)