Second in the Green Rider series from the New York Times best-selling author of The High King's Tomb.
Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, when she becomes a Green Rider: one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced to accept a fate she never would have chosen, she attempts to return to her life as the daughter of a wealthy merchant, but the magic in her blood is too strong. Pursued by the ghost of the legendary First Rider, she rejoins the Green Riders to confront an ancient evil.
©2009 Kristen Britain (P)2012 Penguin
sooo happy to find another series of books to enjoy. wonderfully written, and narrated. everything you want, mystery, intrigue, suspense, and a great storyline... just right up my alley.
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 listened to the first book and as soon as I got done I had to have this one. This is an excellent series! Checked the author's website & book 5 is being written now. Can't wait to hear it!
I love the voices she does! Each character has their own sound which is wonderful! Makes for a very enjoyable "read"!!
I'm not big on fantasy novels but this was a free one, so I thought why not have nothing to lose, Man! it grabs you from the first page and doesn't stop. The narrator is fantastic I have recommend this to my grandson (14) got him hooked too.
the Berry sisters, who would know they are very important
All of the characters she is great added to my favorite
Read or listen to all of this series you won't be disappointed!
Book 2 in the series and still going strong. This is a great listen. More history of the characters is revealed and there are some surprising turns. You will not be disappointed.
I enjoyed reading the book and, now, listening to the audiobook. Ellen Archer does a terrific job with the many voices and a surprisingly good Scottish burr for Lil Ambrioth. In my head, I've pronounced many of the fictitious places differently; particularly accents on syllables.
First Rider's Call starts with a bang, then gets v-e-e-e-r-r-r-y slow. Another irritation is that the main character seems to start from zero, without the history or knowledge she gained in the first book -- she seems too clueless, so you want to whack her over the head and tell her to read her own story from the first book! :-) But the novel improves about halfway thru, and the story really takes off from there. It's worth the wait, especially if you're enjoying the series.
In terms of performance, Ellen Archer does a decent job. My only substantial complaint is that her pacing is also slow -- enough so that I shifted the playback speed to 1.25 and left it there for the entire book (without realizing it!).
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