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First Rider's Call: Book Two of Green Rider Mass Market Paperback – August 3, 2004
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"This book does a beautiful job of telling an old story in a new way—the epic battle between Good and Evil—which is what high fantasy is all about...Britain creates a world half-familiar, half-mysterious, and wholly compelling." —Infinity Plus
"The magic, politics and fascinating characters make this an engrossing and absorbing read." —The Demon Librarian
"Britain has continued writing a series that is at once magical and realistic, simple and intelligent...I was deeply impressed with the duality of the story being told, the manner in which history was conveyed, and the way in which we got to see it happen." —Fantasy Book Review
Top Customer Reviews
Magic? Plenty - the same fascinating Green Rider Magic from the first book, with a few kinks and bumps along the way (For the Characters that is!), and some completely new and exciting twists to keep you jumping and flipping through the pages with wild abandon :)
Magical Creatures? Eletians, Ghosts, a few.... well, I don't want to spoil it for you!
And as for Karigan, she is a little older, and finally accepting of her role as a green rider, but wait until you see how she gets there! King Zachary, Alton, Captain Mapstone... all are much stonger and more developed in the sequel, and the twisting subplots leave no one alone for long.
First Rider's Call is a more complex novel than Green Rider, but it is more a matter of Sacoridia gaining depth as it grows on you - The scenery is so clear in your mind, it is as if you were the one riding through the woods, or standing at the edge of a lake...the characters have depth, feeling, motivations, humour, and above all, a humanity that links you to their tale and won't let you go until it drops you at the last page...stretching out for the third book which is waiting, just around the corner!
Now, if only I had a time machine and could go forward a year or two to get it!
Kerigan G'ladheon thought she had left the call of the Green Rider behind her after saving the king from an Eletian plot. However, returning to her merchant family's business doesn't provide the rest that she had expected. She is haunted by the ghost of the First Rider, who is endeavoring to convince Kerigan to follow her destiny and resume the King's service. Reluctantly, she does so, and just in time. Danger is threatening the kingdom of Sacoridia once again. Blackveil Forest, sequestered behind the D'Yer wall for thousands of years, is stirring once again. Evil forces from a long ago time are threatening to get through a breach in the wall, with some having already succeeded. Havoc is sweeping the countryside, people turned to stone and crops withered. Refugees from up north are flooding into other provinces, creating internal strife. King Zachary must balance all of these situations together, keeping his people from panicking and trying to find out what's going on.
Other things are going wild as well. The magic of the Green Riders is becoming unpredictable.Read more ›
In this novel, Karigan is having dreams sent by Lil Ambriodhe, the legendary First Captain of the Green Riders. Other dangers loom and the Green Riders need Karigan back in the saddle. Karigan resists, for she enjoys working with her family and is not eager to return to the terrifying experiences of her past service. One morning, however, Karigan rides out to Sacor City in her nightgown.
A year later, Karigan is scouting for a diplomatic party to the Eletians, those mysterious people to the north. The party encamps in a clearing occupied by a large rock surrounding by wardstones. Ty and Karigan argue against the location, but are overruled. Of course, the party is attacked by groundmites, lead by a walking dead man, and then the large rock emits a storm of energy.
The survivors of the diplomatic party are saved by the Eletians, who single out Karigan for a briefing on the situation. It seems that the unfortunate encampment has released a wraith who was a favored servant of Morhnavon the Black. Other wards are also failing, particularly in the D'Yer Wall. A break therein is allowing various of Morhnavon's monsters to escape their confinement.
Thus begins another story of suspence and sudden dangers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love Karigan's character and her almost relationship with the king. Hoping for more of this but not betting on it happening...Published 2 months ago by miss-doona
The first two books in this series were amazing. After that point it seems the other is trying to stretch out her story so that the following books have just filler junk. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeanne S.
The Green Rider series is one of my favorites. This book is well written and action packed! I love Kristen Britain's imagination!Published 4 months ago by B. May
This is the second time that I'm going through the series and it's still exciting. I love all the characters. I'm going through the series in anticipation of book number six.Published 4 months ago by Paul G. Lee
Such a great series. It doesn't get the recognition it deserves! I have read the series twice this year and plan on re-reading it again when the sixth book is released.Published 5 months ago by Rufrica
This is the second book in Kristin Britain’s Green Rider series. It begins about 2-3 years after the events of Green Rider took place. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amanda Marie
i lost my copy and im rereading them lol they are that goodPublished 6 months ago by john monnseratt
As is expected out of a second book, there are more things left unresolved by the end of this book than in the previous book, but not anything that is really a major cliffhanger. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TJFox