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  • Mirror Sight

  • Book Five of Green Rider
  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 751
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider - a seasoned member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. King Zachary sends Karigan and a contingent of Sacoridians beyond the edges of his nation, into the mysterious Blackveil Forest, which has been tainted with dark magic by a twisted immortal spirit named Mornhavon the Black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed--a new look at the Green Rider

  • By LOYL-00 on 08-05-14

And this does what for the story?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-17

Any additional comments?

(Minor spoilers)Alright let's be clear, this book was well written, the story had continuity within itself and the others in the series, but you could entirely skip this book, move on to the next and not miss anything truly important. At the end of the book, Karigan is -exactly- where she left off. She completely forgets the entirety of what happened in this book by the end. If she was able to bring back more extensive information or retain knowledge of everything she'd experienced, brought new characters into the story to stay, -something- I wouldn't feel this way. This book very much is touching on interesting ideas and pushing to keep things fresh... but it feels like there was a lot of build-up with no payoff. It was really frustrating.Ellen Archer as always is a fantastic performer, and I still love the series and will continue to listen to and relisten to it.... but I'm certain this is the odd book out of the series I'll forever skip. For die-hard fans, listen through once, but don't be surprised if you come away annoyed.

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  • Firebrand

  • By: Kristen Britain
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

Zachary Davriel Hillander, High King of Sacoridia, rues how much he has had to give up to lead his realm, including the freedom to live and love as he chooses. When an embassy from Eletia arrives to propose a joint venture between their realms to seek out an old ally in the north, he is dismayed to learn that the one Sacoridian they have in mind to accompany their guide is the woman he truly loves but cannot have: Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start

  • By Scorch on 04-24-17

Ellen Archer is great, but has a rough start

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

in way of performance, having listened to the other books in this series read by Ellen, it was jarring for the first few chapters. Her reading felt unnatural at first, probably due to how long it's been since the last book. She seems to be shouting the first few chapters, and the voices for characters mechanical and lifeless. However!!! That is only the first few chapters, and she quickly finds her way. Her captivating voice once more was able to paint a vivid picture of the king, his riders, and his enemies. Don't be discouraged and stop listening, give it time and it'll be just as grand of a reading as the other Green Rider books.

ps. Her singing voice is lovely and makes me smile every time.

As far as the content of the book, it is a much better addition to the series than the last. It felt right at home, and everything felt like it had meaning and a place unlike the last book that basically rendered 90% of itself useless by the last chapter. The story flowed and was significantly better.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful