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Mirror Sight (Green Rider #5)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,157 Ratings  ·  531 Reviews
Karigan G'ladheon is a Green Rider--a seasoned member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. This corps of messengers, each gifted with a brooch of office that imparts a unique magical ability to its wearer, was founded over a thousand years ago during the terrible time of the Long War.
During that spell-fueled war, Sacoridia was besieged by the sorcerou
Hardcover, 784 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by DAW (first published January 1st 2014)
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Warning: This reviewrant contains sarcasm, bad language, more sarcasm and a liberal use of quotation marks.

Dear Ms. Britain,

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finally managed to piss me off to the point where it became imperative that I emerge from review retirement to yell at you in a public forum! I have stuck with you through derivative writing, GRRM-level work outputs, incredibly annoying plot twists and smug condescension to your readers, but Mirror Sight has turned into the straw that broke the cam
Jamie Sopko
May 07, 2014 Jamie Sopko rated it it was ok
plot spoilers **** Let me preface this review by saying that I have been a fan of The Green Rider series from the beginning. Britain has an excellent writing style that hooks you in leaves you wanting more... I love this series. This book was well written and had it been a stand alone title or a much much shorter novella I might have enjoyed it.

That being said I was extremely disappointed in this latest installment. While it was well written, I am sad to say that the 3-4 year wait time for this
May 11, 2014 Trinitrit rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no
I enjoy this series very much, have been a fan for 16 years, and could not wait to read the latest installment "Mirror Sight" after 3 years of waiting. I bought the hard-cover as soon as it was available and am writing this 3 days later. I interrupted reading frequently thinking:"What the...?!", "Why?!", "This does not make sense!", and ended up being utterly disappointed. I feel like a fool having looked forward to this volume and then being served a meaningless filler by the author.

The whole b
May 08, 2014 Brittany rated it did not like it
This book is very well written so in that aspect it deserves a three. But in relation to the Green Rider storyline. . . well there really is no relation in my opinion.

This book is so bloated with unnecessary CRAP! Seriously! 770 pages when it could easily have been told in 200! And that's being GENEROUS!

*Possible Spoiler*
Many have said it before, so I will be brief, I love the Green Rider Series but this book pretty much had nothing to do with it. 740 pages were dedicated to a place that is goi
May 06, 2014 Stephaney rated it it was amazing
I wavered between giving this 4 or 5 stars. Due to fairness to the book and author, I decided to force myself to objectively evaluate the book on its own merits. From this perspective, I feel that 5 stars is well deserved.

I would be remiss, however to fail to qualify that overall, I can’t help but be somewhat disappointed. While this book is an excellent read, it seems more like a standalone or a book that is part of a different series altogether. While I understand how/why this book fits into t
May 18, 2014 Miyu rated it it was amazing
the releasing date is known: I think I will die from happiness *_*

edit: Time travel <3? Am I dead and is this heaven?

edit2: Not enough sleep, not enough work done, but hell yeah! In the end, Mirror sight felt more like interlude than a book with "real progress" still I can see how the character changed during this book and it was awesome. So the most obvious questions now is: When can I expect the next book? And please don't let me wait for another 3 years.
Noor = BookreadingFiend♥
What a disappointment of a book, the only good parts were the last few chapters when we actually got to see some old characters.

I was thoroughly bored reading this book, i had real troubles finishing it! Years of waiting for this book was so not worth it! I rated it two stars just for the love of the first books. I was so annoyed by Karigan, i just wanted to kick her in the face!! She was constantly sick or injured and on several occasions doing the whole damsel in distress thing, really fuckin
May 06, 2014 Rachel rated it it was ok
This does not belong in the series, its not what the first "Green Rider" was about, and does not have what made the first book so good. Most of the people that rated it did so before they even read the book. The important parts of the first few books were cut off in this one, particularly a subplot the author has tramped up for years. Although, apparently its good enough to "sell" the book, but not a good enough subplot to finish properly (although I dont know why you invest so much in the first ...more
May 15, 2014 Brittany rated it it was ok
I loved Green Rider. I loved it to the point that my paperback was falling apart. I gave it to my mom and my sister. They loved it.
We devoured the sequels.
And now this.

This book is a dream sequence that has almost no consequence to the main story. There are no lasting consequences to this book. When reading the series, you could skip this one and it will make sense.

Kristen Britain is an excellent writer. She has great style and the ability to weave a great story. That was the saving grace for
May 08, 2014 Laura rated it it was amazing
Mirror Sight was wonderful. It is a bit of a stand alone book, but it answers some important questions for the series, and raises new ones. I read the entire book the same night that it was delivered. I would gladly recommend this book to friends and family.

Edit: I feel the need to add to my review in response to some other reviews that I have read. I am not removing my original review above because it is still an accurate description of how I feel about the book. I was fortunate enough to rece
Spoiler warning!!Spoiler warning!!Spoiler warning!!Spoiler warning!!Spoiler warning!!
!Give the book chance before you read this review, read a sample or something!

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Mirror Sight reads like an experiment; 95% of the book did not posses the spirit of series. The last 5% redeemed it but not by much. I'm truly regretful to write this review as I really loved books 1-4 and followed Ms. Britain's blog and Facebook page passionately. I no longer like where the story is headed.

Anyway, I'll start
I am so excited!! 2014 can't come soon enough :)

Omg there are 990 pages yesssss!!! The wait is way worth it!


IT CAME OUT OMG OMG OMG. This book is going to be my end of IB exams present :) so excited. May 15th can't come faster!


I truly don't know how I feel about Mirror Sight .

Before reading I was like

*thats right, a middle aged man slappin' his cheeks* I forced my parents to drive 30 minutes out of their way and then wait for me, so that I could spend my allowance on Mirror Sigh
Katie Thornton-K.
Apr 25, 2014 Katie Thornton-K. rated it it was amazing
I have waited 2 years for this book to come out, and I ended up getting it early. I read the whole thing in 24 hours. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, screamed, tossed the book down, and kept reading. Kristen Britain is a brilliant writer, and this book was one of her best.

Karigan was sent to the future and finds herself in a very unfamiliar place, but the bad guys are all-too-familiar. She goes through a lot to fight for both her freedom and to return to her own time. The ending was so
Catherine Ford
Jun 05, 2014 Catherine Ford rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I have alot of mixed feelings about this book. I was going to give it a much lower rating, but decided that that would not be fair. Just because the book was not what I wanted to be, does not make it a bad book.
Kristen Britain was extremely brave in writing this book, I think she knew that most of her readers would not enjoy it; yet, she still wrote it, and for that I applaud her. After all, it is her story to tell.
To take us to the future was perhaps annoying, but it showed one very important

I feel like I should just establish that I absolutely adore the Green Rider series and the 4 books that came before this one, but sadly this is both metaphorically and literally not even in the same world.The only word I can use to describe this book is DISAPPOINTING.So very, very disappointing. After waiting in agony for four years to find out what happens to all the characters we've come to love, we're presented with this book.

After FOUR LONG YEARS of us c
May 10, 2014 Kaylan rated it it was ok
As a stand-alone book, I felt like this was a good book. The writing was solid, the story was engaging and there were some interesting twists and turns. You find out very quickly what our intrepid hero was stuck in at the end of book 4, and the story is off and running from there.

Why did I give it 2 stars then, you ask? Because this isn't a Green Rider book. Karigan isn't the strong-willed, has to survive character we've grown to love. She isn't a strong female lead. She is stifled a lot in this
Feb 02, 2016 Mirkat23 rated it did not like it
And ranting, major ranting. Do NOT read unless you don't mind having large parts of the ending revealed to you.

Why Britain? Why did you write that book? It had nothing to do with the plot you'd been building up and we just read over 700 pages of a story that, by the end, doesn't even exist anymore. This wasn't the Green Rider series that we all have come to love, this was some other story. This wasn't even the same fantasy genre that the series belongs too; it was practicall
Nov 03, 2014 Marianne rated it did not like it
The further I read the more irate I became with the author. I don't see how Britain can rectify all the damage she has done to the Green Rider series with this one book, so I'm washing my hands of the whole damn thing.

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Dana Smith
Jan 29, 2014 Dana Smith rated it it was amazing
I started rereading the first 4 books AGAIN....... this series never gets old for me! Cant wait to read what happens next!!!!!
Jul 28, 2015 Kaitlyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I just, I just can't. I don't understand any of this book. It is unrelated to the other Green Rider series which we have all come to love. We had all been clearly very anxious and excited to read this book and when it finally came out it was like HALLELUJAH, IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
Well the jokes on us. From the very first pages we were suddenly questioning everything, our excitement slowly growing dimmer with every word.
I gave it three stars because, yes it was well written and would have been an
Jun 05, 2015 Nara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It seems strange to give a 3 star rating to this installment which I didn't like and wished I could un-read. But I am such a fan of this series overall that I couldn't bring myself to rate this lower. In the end I left it at 3.

*Minor Spoilers*
This is not your grandmother's Sacoridia. I was disappointed at the world of MS. Not enough Green Ridering, Weapons, Training, or Eletians. No question that Britain is a world building machine(heh) and this book was written well and kept me reading despite
May 07, 2014 K rated it it was amazing


According to Amazon reviews I'm in the minority on this but I really enjoyed the book overall. I'm still in absolute denial about Cade but there you go (probably not going to change for another 3-4 years). I really enjoyed the Industrial setting throughout the book as a *contrast* to what Karigan had at home. It really showed exactly how much Karigan's people have to gain AND lose if the war goes to Mornhaven/Sea King/Amberhill. I do believe that by see
May 12, 2014 Natalie rated it did not like it
This book does NOT belong in the series.
I'm so disappointed. To become so emotionally engrossed in a set of characters. To wait YEARS to see how each character will continue on, then to be left waiting still.
It seems like the author went on a little field trip, learned about mills and hydro-power, and then felt the need to write a book about it. This seems like a filler book and a huge waste of my time. What about the STORY?

Fuming. Sad. Totally bummed.

Just a warning ahead of time, this review may contain some spoilers, but I'm not hiding any of them.

Where to begin...

I was extremely happy to be reading this Mirror Sight. I've waited for 3 years for it to be released. There were major cliffhangers and plot threads just waiting to be resolved or to just be moved forward even a little. Unfortunately none of that happened in this book. Ok with the exception that we find out where Karigan ended up at the end of Blackveil. We also find out what happ
Meaghan Macleod
Jun 09, 2014 Meaghan Macleod rated it liked it
Not the greatest follow up book ever, kinda got lost and disinterested in sections and fully admit to skipping chapters. Favourite chapter was the last chapter.
Eric Allen
Jan 11, 2016 Eric Allen rated it really liked it
An Opinionated Look At:

Mirror Sight, Green Rider Book 5 by Kristen Britain

By Eric Allen

Before I get started let me give you a bit of my history with this series. The first book came out either when I was at the end of High School or beginning of College, and I received a copy of it through my book club as one of the two monthly featured selections. I loved the book then, but never kept track of the series between the several I was following at the time. Last summer I received a review request fr
..."Why? What had it all been for?"...

Why write a 11k Kindle Book, more than double the size of a normal book if it doens't move the overall story of the series forward? Why of all things would the author of a medieval fantasy feel the need to write a post-industrial steampunk without fantasy, in the middle of the series? And why would she now focus on romance and introduce the reader to an unwanted (by the fans of the series) new love interest if before the romance was only a minor romantic
Dorothy Donahey
May 22, 2014 Dorothy Donahey rated it it was amazing
Britain has a gift for world building, good character development and exciting storytelling without falling into the male / female writers trap. By this I mean: men write about too much blood, sweat and war while women write about too much romance and family. To much of either can be boring. Kristin Briton transcends this trap with a good balance that keeps the story moving along. I love having a female author write about a female protagonist as well! I first became interested in her work from P ...more
May 02, 2014 Dia rated it really liked it
Over all a good book but as with others in the series lacks any real closure at the end. Anyone hoping to gain any growth in the plot of the series might be let down. It was very well written and the quality of the story itself is very high, but it didn't really fit into the series except as filler and possible place setting for later stories.This wouldn't be as much of a dissapointment if it didn't take so long for each book in the series to reach publication. As it is, this book was more of a ...more
Mary-Jean Harris
This was a really awesome book. I liked it a lot more than the previous one in the series, though it was up there with the first books too. I think it needed more substance at the end, but all in all, I liked the story. Karigan is such a fun character to follow, and I really like Cade and the other characters too. I loved the things about time travel, how Karigan went to the future and such, and the world that she found there. It was bleak, of course, but that only gave her better incentive to c ...more
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Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she started her first novel - an undersea fantasy featuring herself and her friends - at the age of nine. She published her first book, a cartoon collection called Horses and Horsepeople, at the age of thirteen. After completing her degree in film production at Ithaca College in 1987 she made the logical (?!) leap from cin ...more
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