Man, I love these books! The characters are compelling, the dialogue is natural and the story is exciting. The action is non-stop and the world is really interesting.
Kristen Britain is really imaginative! The situations and the characters she creates remind me a little bit of the best in fantasy literature. Her imagination reminds me a little bit of Edgar Rice Burroughs at times. It amazes me what came out of his fevered brow. Only she is a much better writer than he.
In this book, Karigan is back at home from her previous adventure when she feels a Green Rider call that is so compelling she bolts from the house in nothing but her nightgown--something she'll have difficulty living down.
The breach in the wall is still there and evil is awakening. Can they repel the arising evil forces? Can they repair the breach?
One thing I love about this book is that the author does not rely totally on things from the first book to prop up this story. That's really so rare. It could be quite enjoyed without having ever read the first book. But don't deny yourself the pleasure! Reading the first makes this one all the better.
This adventure also features Karigan and other Green Riders doing things not even hinted at in the first book. I like that. It makes this book less like a simple continuation of the previous story.
The book is interspersed with diary entries from one of the invaders to this land hundreds of years ago. Through it (along with other devices), we learn some of the history of the country and its people, the source of the wall, and a lot about the diary's author.
The reader, Ellen Archer, is great once again. I very much enjoy her portrayal of the characters.
This book met all of my expectations and I have already started the next book in the series. Yum!
I didn’t think it was possible to write sequel better than the first in this series, I was wrong. This sequel is simply charming. This series is every bit as good and well written as the Lord of the Rings. Just fantastic. Masterful presentation!
Great work of fiction. I am loving it. There could be a little more strength in the plot. But too much could mess it up. Not bad.
As an avid audio book "reader" I took a chance on this book and found it very enjoyable. The main character is not the regular old hero and is reluctant, at best, to do the job she was asked to do, it is a fun listen
Really enjoyed the start of this series. It keeps you interested from beginning to end. Pure fantasy.
Its like the Paksennarion series on steriods! I started with this book as I thought the first one might drag. Now I have to decide if I listen to book 1 now or after the end of the series. This is a fast paced book with lots of action. A cross between Paksennarion and Vada. A story of a young lady who is learning her magical abilities while defending her king and country as a Green Rider. A typical war story with a young hero coming into her own.
Only insofar as as a means to get to the third book. This definitely seemed like it was stretching the story out to make a trilogy.
The time traveling and the reading of the journal were what made this story enjoyable, I would have expanded on those aspects a little more. I didn't enjoy Alton's story line as much. And I found Captain Mapstone's actions a little too out of character.
The story is compelling and fresh.
The story and the premise is refreshingly new.
The narrator is the worst I've ever heard. After listening to over 100 audible books, the narrator completely ruined to book. I will avoid this narrator in the future. All of her characters are spoken in a high pitched annoying voice. The whole book sounds like it was read by the characters of a Pokemon cartoon.
I would recommend this book but avoid this narrator in any future book.
the saving grace of this book is the narration Ellen Archer is very good.
my problems with the book are its too long i easily skipped a third of book and still perfectly understood what was going on. also she seems to have taken up the trend of writing from multiple points of view this is almost a direct response to the A Song of Ice and Fire series. those are told from eight different points of view. this only works if it done well she is no George R.R. Martin she barrows from too many genre conventions an ancient enemy returns only one can fight it yada yada yada. perhaps the death nail comes from the lack of growth all the people stay the same. the trick too good fantasy is to make you want to stay in the world and she doesn't do that.