First Rider's Call (Green Rider #2)
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So now for the bad...GOOD LORD is this book a rip off of Lord of the Rings! Just like the first one is! Allow me to list the similarities (of course, some of these are carry-overs from Green Rider, ...more
Karigan G’ladheon had gone home to follow in her fathers footsteps, to be a merchant, determined to leave the world of kings, advisors, and Green Riders, behind. Everyone told her she wouldn’t be able to resist the call of the Riders, that once chosen, you stayed chosen, but she would have none of it. She didn’t want to be a Green Rider, she didn’t want to be a messenger. The brief period she had spent finishing the job of a de ...more
That being said, it still bugs m ...more
Green Rider/First Rider’s Call falls into the latter. I so wanted to like it. Its something sixteen year old me would probably have gobbled up immed ...more
I am particularly disappoi ...more
The reason that this doesn't get 5 stars is that too often, there was telling and not showing. And while it's ...more
Between books, Britain developed greatly as ...more
This is a good follow up (second book) in a good trilogy(sorry, series).
*This is a mainly character driven book. The "courier" is in fact an interesting historical character in "his or her" own right. Traditionally given special consideration (passing through enemy lines in battle, traveling enemy territory allowing communication between hostile powers etc.) they are fascinating. Of course what I mention above is the "ideal ...more
Kristen Britain is really imaginative! The situations and the characters she creates remind me a little bit of the best in fantasy literature. Her imagination reminds me a little bit of Edgar Rice Burroughs at times. It amazes me what came out of his fevered brow. Only she is a much better writer than he.
In this book, Karigan is bac ...more
I actually liked this better than the first book, which, although adventurous, was also fairly straightforward. This one twists through space and time, and the past gets ...more
At first you'd think the book would mostly be the struggle Karigan faced to actually answer the call of being a Green Rider, ancient messengers of the king. However, that wasn't the case. You basically get one chapter--I really wish that part had more detail. Sure, I suppose you could say the rest of book was also a debate about whether or not Karigan felt comfortable ...more
I also loved the introduction of the First Rider. It was great to take the trips to the past to ...more
Overall, solid books, in a solid series, with enough continuity to make you want more, and enough wrap up in each book so far to not feel like you're being hung out on a cliff.
For horse mad teenagers who read fantasy, this would be a definite win, but I'm not sure a rabid Valdemar fan could read it without making the comparisons I do. I think Valdemar, as a series, is more coherent and possibly better written, at least the early books. But I'm no rabid fan, and Talia always seemed a little se
Kristen Britain's First Rider's Call
By Eric Allen
All right, it's been over ten years since this book first came out. I'm a tad bit late in picking it up. I read Green Rider, the first in this series, when it first came out, and at the time, I thought it had come to an end, and never bothered to check and see if there were any more in the series. Oops. Well, better late than never, I suppose.
Two years have passed since the king's brother tried and failed to take the throne ...more