Excellent plot development. Thoroughly engaging characters who are well thought out and whose actions are believably self motivated. Highly recommended.
The story is good. The reader is great. But...if your going to write a cliff hanger you can not wait 4 years between books. 😃
If you have read my other reviews, you know I have loved this series so far. But I have to say the weird ritual rape scene kind of threw me for a loop. There has been nothing like that so far in the series. It was handled as gracefully as possible but...really?
Other than that, I love the characters and the situations they get into. So this book is a continuation of the greatness of the previous books minus that one weird blemish.
Ellen Archer does her usual excellent job portraying these characters.
I would still recommend the series as Karigan gets thrust into the most amazing circumstances as a member of the Green Riders. I have very much enjoyed reading them so far.
The story drew me in again even though it has been sometime since I read book three. I highly recommend this series. Ellen Archer does a great job narrating and the people come alive just like they did in the printed book.
I read these books and enjoyed the story and can't wait for each addition. When I heard that they were doing an audio book I was a bit Leary. Some are done horribly, but Ellen Archer did a tremendous job. I have enjoyed listening to her and can't wait for the next.
I am constantly amazed by what a great job Ellen Archer does with the different character voices and acting the lines - not just reading them. She makes it so easy to get immersed in the book.
I've been loving the Green Rider series - especially on audiobook. I was really pleased when the 2nd and 3rd books were just a good as the first one. But I was disappointed with this one. I felt like there was too much recap, inner monologue, and talking. I missed the action and pace of the other books. This book spent a lot of time on castle politics. Even though it was clearly thought-through, it was simply a little boring. And maybe I listened to this book too quickly after the last one, but I got impatient by the constant recap of what had happened in the last book. But I would still listen to it and the next book since all in all, I really enjoy all the characters and the storytelling. I'll just chalk this one up to a blip in the series.
I listen to series with a lot of books because I get involved with the characters. I prefer series that are done or near done so I am not stuck waiting for the next book. I listened to all the books in this series in about 1 and a half months. I cannot wait for the next book. Each one gets better and better. If you like this genre of story you will love the book.
I felt this book dragged on more so than the others.
Right before the awake the sleepers, one of the Eletian grabs her and tells her to stop questioning everything and puts her in the moon spot. This during they are being assaulted by dark Eletians and she is whining and keeps questioning the Eletian queen!
I put the book down for 2 week because I found myself getting angry at the main character because she is so dependent on everything.
My thoughts really Echo what the other reviewer Bruce has already said about the main character in this book and some of the last one.
Karigan does NOT grow in this book and didn't in the last, she still is dependent on people and very naive, but yet she has supposedly trained with all these master swordsmen? she seems to get her ass kicked every time you turn around by something and she can't seem to defend herself even after all that training.
In the end I felt myself hating this character because of her not having Independence and no growth.
This is a wonderful series. It first reminded me of Mercedes Lacky and Robert Jordan but then evolved.