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'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.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Excellent narration. Good story, with some flaws. Told in 3rd person, this story begins with a delegation en route to the elves in Eletia, stopping for the night near an ancient cairn in the Northern Border Lands.
I enjoyed the time travel scenes with legendary Lil (the first rider). This book dded a lot of interesting backstory — and thankfully, each entry in the journal was engrossing yet short. I liked seeing the Green Riders embrace some rituals of the past.
As the book progressed, I felt worried for the characters standing directly in the path of Mornhavon. His sentience has awakened. Evil is rising and the restraining wall grows ever weaker. Meanwhile, wild magic is on the loose, messing with the power of the Green Rider brooches.
At times, I disliked the heroine, Karigan. She can be immature, self-oriented, and petulant. I also grew tired of seeing everyone else stand around like lost sheep while K saves the day. That scene with the angry crowd of petitioners waiting to speak to the king...nobody else could handle that? Seriously? I'd like to see the glory shared among the central secondary characters, and a greater sense of esprit de corps.
A fairly engrossing fantasy series so far, but the books are becoming progressively longer. I prefer succinct writing. I like books of 350-550 pages, to avoid repetition and wordiness.
So, while listening to this, I began to get this feeling that the original draft sent to the publisher was not long enough. The story is still entertaining, but its a lower quality than the original.
Yes the narration was great! It only improves the story.
It's a brilliantly woven plot with lot's of action! In this second book you begin to understand a lot more of the world and history and you get to know some characters better like Lil Ambrioth. You also get introduced to the REAL antagonist of the series...and he's one evil, formidable baddie! The plot thickens. I was interested after reading the first book. Now I am decidedly hooked.
I liked the scene where the spirit of Lil Ambrioth has control of Karigan's body and is marching through Blackveil forrest belting out the song of the Green Riders. She's like, "yeah I know I'm in enemy territory and this isn't even my body, but you don't want to mess with me!"
Laugh? occasionally. Cry? no. But I had a lot of "What?!" moments, which are my favorite because that means something exciting has happened or some major plot connection just occurred.
Love this series so far! The farther I read the better it gets so I am really looking forward to the next book!
I read this book several years ago and the narrator so completely brought me back to a beautifully crafted tale of adventure and struggle. I love the voices and accents and singing that Ms. Archer portrays. Very well done.
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