I have a really good book of the Fantasy nature that you will love reading! It's called The Order of The Rose written by Alysha King.
"You possess a power as great as that of the false Empress. You do not understand it yet but you will come to learn its true nature. It is the only match to true evil. You doubt it, but you must embrace it or you will fail.”
When Carey Lee discovers that not only is she a witch but also part of a rebel order, she figures it can’t be any worse than the life from which she just escaped. Little is she prepared though for what lies ahead - an all-powerful empire and a murderous Empress, a seemingly impossible quest to rescue her family, and a power so dark that Carey begins to doubt her very existence.
The Order of the Rose is the first in a series of three novels to be known as the Rose Chronicles.Well, I did not know until now that there would be three books because I try not to let things like that influence how much I like or dislike a book, but I knew that there would have to be at least one more by the way that this one ended.
It's a rather big book so a lot was jam packed into it and I was amazed at how small the actual heroine of the book was made out to be. She really did not believe she was who everyone thought she was and she was definitely scared of her powerful magic. I am just surprised that neither of the other two characters did not spend any amount of time trying to show her how to use it in case of danger.
It's a great fantasy and the evil that was known as the Empress really was a scary person who had no qualms about killing children, but I was still shocked towards the ending when it was actually another wizard, a man, who killed that whole family, even the baby by burning them down inside their home with the doors locked so that they could not get out, just to punish Carey for not joining him!
The next book should be a doozy and can't wait to read it! I knew it wasn't over and to know that there will be 2 more books coming, well, that doesn't sound too good for Carey and her family & friends!
About the Author:
Alysha King is a 27-year-old author and self-confessed nerd whose greatest loves are her collection of Harry Potter Books (in both English and Japanese), Doctor Who and her Canon EOS 7D camera. For the past decade she has been writing and perfecting her first book, the Order of the Rose, the first in a planned trilogy and a YA fantasy novel. She is also planning and researching for a future YA romance based in Darwin, Australia during WWII.
Alysha lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband, young daughter and a little white cat named Rory.