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Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along. Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

451 pages, Hardcover

First published December 8, 2010

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Kerstin Gier

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Kerstin Gier is the bestselling author of the Ruby Red trilogy, as well as several popular novels for adults.


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Author 6 books13.7k followers
January 29, 2021
“You mean he's not afraid of me because I'm a woman? He ought to see Tomb Raider sometime. For all he knows, I could have a nuclear bomb under my dress and a hand grenade in each cup of my bra. I call it antifeminist!”

This was the best book in the trilogy. I call it an outstanding finale. More excitement, more thrill, more fun, more emotions and so many unexpected twists and turns. I love this whole series so much, it has exactly what I look for in books: a fantastic way to escape reality for a few hours and be absolutely and totally captured by the story.
But really, this is one good example of a conclusion done right: no loose ends, well plotted story, acquainted and loved characters facing new challenges and a 100% satisfying ending without overdoing it.

I loved every page in this trilogy.

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944 reviews1,124 followers
October 14, 2013

What's what: Time travel, vague prophecies, silly heroine, douchey hero, evul Count with nefarious plans, oh noes, can silly heroine/douchey hero stop evul Count?

-Gwen was a mopey cow, all she did was whine about Gideon, jump to conclusions about him, and get jealous whenever he was around other girls. She should have been concentrating on her time travel or on finding a way to stop that evul Count guy instead of acting all melodramatic about a guy she'd only met a couple of weeks ago.
Gwen's love for Gideon was so pathetic, he treated her like utter rubbish but she was still desperate for him. Any awful thing he did was forgiven and forgotten because he was just that sexy, ugh.
She was so immature, needy, and silly… I rolled my eyes at the amount of times Gwen cried or nearly cried whenever she saw or thought of Gideon. I was sick of how much she obsessed over him, most of her thoughts revolved around him and how attractive he was. It was sickening. She seemed more like an idiotic 13 year old instead of a 16 year old.

-I hated Gideon, he had no personality apart from being arrogant. He fucked over Gwen and acted like a dick towards her every time he saw her, he was horrible. I hated how he twisted everything around to make himself look like the misunderstood-good-guy, and Gwen the bad guy.
Was I actually meant to believe he had strong feelings Gwen? It would have helped if he 1. Treated her with some respect 2. Didn't act hot and cold with her all the time and 3. Didn't flirt and spend all his time with Charlotte and Lavinia, he seemed far more into them than Gwen.

-Yea, I didn't buy the romance and love between Gwen and Gideon at all, they'd only known each other for 2 weeks, and they'd done nothing but argue, lie, and hate each other in those 2 weeks. How could they have possibly fallen in love?!

-I was more interested in the potential romance between Gwen's mum and Falk. Did they get together or what?!

-I didn't like Gwen's attitude towards other female characters who were around her age. Apart from Lesley, she didn't like any of them, and was constantly calling them names and looking down on them. Ugh.

-So Gwen's butler (Bernard) was actually her secret nephew? Did Bernard know he was related to Gwen? Why was Bernard a butler when Lucy/Paul ensured their kids/grandkids would have loads of money?

- I liked Gwen's relationship with her immediate family, also her friendship with Lesley was really sweet.

-Gwen's cousin, Charlotte, was the typical mean girl that hated the heroine/Gwen because she wanted the hero/Gideon all to herself. You'd think Charlotte would have a better relationship with Gwen since she'd grown up with her, if not that, then you'd expect Charlotte to at least have some loyalty towards her. But no, Charlotte had zero loyalty or love towards the cousin she grew up with. It was so unrealistic that Charlotte wanted to get Gwen in serious trouble, they were family and even if they didn't get along, Charlotte would have realistically looked out for Gwen. Ugh, I'm so sick of all the over the top mean girls in YA.

-Why would Gwen want to date Gideon when she didn't even know the details of his relationship with her cousin? Did they date? Did Gideon have strong feelings for Charlotte? Did they have sex? How serious were they? Why didn't Gwen ask him exactly what sort of relationship he had with Charlotte? That would be one of the first things anyone would ask if they started to date someone that had previously been in some sort of a relationship with their close relative.

-The time travel, the chronographs, and prophecies were all rather confusing. I didn't know what was going on most of the time.

-Every time Gwen/Gideon or anyone else did something/had to do something in the past it had already happened before they'd actually gone back in time and done that thing. So by that logic if Gwen went back and saved James (the school ghost) from dying then he shouldn't have even been a ghost in the first place. Yea, it didn't make any sense.

-Gwen's reunion with Lucy and Paul after she found out they were her parents was underwhelming. Where was the drama? The angst? The emotion?

-Lesley's little romance with Raphael was miles better than Gwen/Gideon's romance.

-I found the Count's master plan really cheesy, everything he did was just so he could be immortal? Yea, I wanted something more original.

All in all, I was mildly entertained by some of the characters and certain aspects of the story… But for the most part I was frustrated with the weepy heroine, the cheesy hero, the silly romance, the cliched bad guy, and the non-stop time travel.
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262 reviews456 followers
January 19, 2015
No.its over. no. I NEED MORE!!! :''( I will never get over these books!!! SO GOOD!!! Okay lets review this bitch. Ready? Ready when you are. *crying* These books were so magical,funny,enlightening,dark,mysterious,tear-making,ground-breaking..addicting!!! ♥
I love love love Gideon and Gwen..orrr shall i say Gwenny?? *starts crying again* Even if their relationship was formed in only a couple of weeks,maybe a month, i really loved them together. They were meant to be and they are perfect for each other!!! :'') ♥ Xemerious,Lesley,Caroline and Nick,Gwen's mum, Lucy and Paul,Mr Bernard, untie Muddy or whatever her name was xD Well even Charlotte..i'm going to miss them all. They've been my friends and companions these past days. Have you ever felt so horrible and so alone that you thought nothing and no-one could fix a situation? Well that was me these past few weeks. and Precious Stone books were really there for me. If you're a true book lover you will understand what i mean. They are my miracle. my salvation. etc. ♥ As i've already said in my Ruby Red review,i love Doctor Who and my heart belongs to anything Jane Austen and Victorian..and i love YA books like Cassandra's Clare books, so Ruby Red trilogy just had it all for me. I couldn't help but getting so obsessed over it!! Normally when my real life sucks,i can't really get into a book or anything for that matter, but these books just owned my heart and soul. Love them ♥
Sooo the ending. Spoilers.
Mr Whitman?? WOW!! I did NOT see this one coming :O I usually do!! I was rooting for Mr George to be the evil one since he was our friend. and as Lesley said in the movies its the guy you're least expecting! I haven't suspected the school teacher xD I have to re-read the entire trilogy to see if there were any signs at all or i just missed them!!And what about Raphael and Lesley? Are they an item or what?? Ohh this ended so soon . i wanted more!!!

Another thing i really loved. You know what makes my heart melt? that word. FOREVER. Forever is such a great word,but mostly nothing lives forever. But in Stardust,or Twilight, they lived happily ever after. FOREVER. Maybe thats just me being romantic but the ending in Emerald Green did something to me!!! :') They're going to be together FOREVER. ..I'm off to cry to my corner again. or maybe re-read the whole trilogy!! ♥

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226 reviews10 followers
March 14, 2014
This is the story of how a potentially good premise and a relatively good and entertaining first book turned into a disappointing sequel and a friggin' mess at the end.
Seriously, I'm utterly surprised at how quickly it all went downhill since the moment those two kids kissed at the end of first book. From that on, it was all about Gwendolyn's raging hormones and how she just lost her senses around plain and bland Gideon (those descriptions making him seem like a greek god don't live up to how actually he delivered), and even in the most important moment she could only think of making out with him, that was really annoying.
Then, the time travels were even more confusing than ever, that insistence that they had to elapse at a certain time to meet with the count with no explanation wasn't really well founded, given that they always asked how did that matter if they could elapse any other time at that same exact date they were supposed to, but never got a REAL AND COHERENT answer.
But the thing that mostly upset me about this book was how anticlimatic it turned out to be. All of the most important revelations (even though we already know since the first book what's the real deal about Paul and Lucy)are not even shown! They just happened 'off paper', like Gwendolyn facing Paul and Lucy about they being their parents, or what happens once the count drugs her to finally gain his immortality, how in the hell did the count get the 'philosophal dust'?? wasn't he supposed to wait for Gideon in the past? He should have see then what had he done with Gwendolyn and...oh, nevermind, I don't even care anymore...It's like the author decided to flinch at the thought of elaborate those scenes and prefered to cast them aside to give it more 'screen time' to grandilocuent scenes like...that green party scene where nothing important happened, just to show Charlotte make an embarrassment of herself. And the stuff with James the ghost-notsoghostanymore was also irrelevant, it brought nothing to the plot. And the abrupt ending with the reveal of the grand villain also lacked of thrill and emotion, it was too rush, and the addition of that ghost at the end was pointless, it felt like a punchline for Xemerius saying all the time about how he could eat ghosts.
The whole thing was emotionless actually, didn't feel anything about the characters getting hurt or even fear for them, one could see miles away that Gideon was gonna end eating that immortality dust and being Gwendolyn immortal companion for eternity, even if the prophecy clearly said that immortality from that dust was going to be canceled since the birth of Gwendolyn, but hey, rules are made to be broken, right? ...Even if you are the author who wrote that gibberish in the first place...
GOSH! I'm so disappointed of this trilogy, and I took it more personal especially because I was really invested in the plot in the first book, not so much for the second one but still I had hope, and finally seeing how it all ended made me feel like I was let down by the author, with the level of writing going down with every book. I can't blame anyone but the author herself...
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638 reviews734 followers
May 22, 2022
"Odd that a broken heart can beat at all, come to think of it."


This was such a wonderful trilogy. Such a wonderful ending. Such a happy few books. I can understand why so many people think of them as their comfort books.

This was my favorite of the trilogy. So much was happening the entire time. I was never bored, nor agitated. I loved when they came back from the ball onto to find out Gwen was immortal and Gideon explained to her why he said he just wanted to be friends. It was so clear to me he didn't want to be, and I loved learning why he acted the way he did with her.

They're such a sweet little couple. I can't get past how happy Lesley makes me, and hope to find a ghost friend as aggressively honest as Xemerius.

Thank you, Nele, for recommending me your favorite series. I loved them almost as much as I adore you. I'll be your Lesley if you be my Gwen.

- Paige
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457 reviews110k followers
June 9, 2023

I really enjoyed this book and the series overall. However, I found the story (especially the end) a tad too convenient. Also insta love was SO present. And Gwen was a drama queen and didn't really have her priorities straight.
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1,314 reviews2,862 followers
December 16, 2022
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Glad To Be Done*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Re-read: 08.01.2022
Since I had re-read book one and two, I had to re-read this one as well. I skimmed most of the book mainly because it has too much information and the rest is filled with immature teenage drama. On top of that, the author gave us a such an anti-climatic ending. I was like "that's it?" Overall, I don't regret re-reading book one, however, after that, the series got really boring and immature and I started skimming and regretting. That said, I have come to the conclusion that YA just doesn't work for me; as I've now said for years I believe.

Quick basic facts:
Genre: - (Young Adult) Fantasy, Science Fiction > Time Travel (M/F).
Series: - Series, Book Three.
Love triangle? -
Cheating? -
HEA? -
Favorite character? - I'm guessing Gideon de Villiers?
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Already have.
Would I recommend this book/series? - Only, if you like time-traveling and YA.
Will I read this again in the future? - No.
Rating - 2 (weak) stars.

First read review:
Rating: 4 stars.
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830 reviews486 followers
November 1, 2022
Star Rating: —> 5 Stars


WHAT A HIDDEN GEM OF A TRILOGY (pun intended) !!! It is the kind that you cherish & will re-read time & time again, & that steals a piece of your heart forever !

Time travel is a truly tricky trope for me—
Definitely a hit or miss one... and this series was A BLAST ! Def a hit! Wooot woot!

This final installment kept me guessing at every turn; what a ride it was! The whole of the ending was one I never could’ve POSSIBLY figured out!

This truly is amazing as well, because it is a translation from German, as the original version is by a German author, which I love about it! Always down to venture into stories written in places other than the US, Canada, the UK, or Australia, haha.

This really is a massively underrated series that needs more hype! Pleaseeee give it a try; Especially if you like historical fiction SFF, because a lot of it takes place in different periods in the past.

It is a consistently fast paced story, with fated/ star-crossed lovers fighting the odds, secret societies, amazing quirky family dynamics, & an undercurrent of nefarious mystery.

100% recommend !!!
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165 reviews53 followers
December 4, 2013
Ahhh qe horror, como se le ocurre a Kerstin Gier dejar las cosas así? Esa ultima frase, que DEMONIOS SIGNIFICA? Dios Mio! Hasta lo soñé! Soñé que tenia mal mi libro y que le hacia falta algo!


Leslie&Raphael<3 aaah tan lindos y tan Sherlock&Watson los dos juntos!
la Charlotte... pobrecilla, 8 lenguas y nunca le toco ninguna, suerte para la próxima, Mister Marley le queda mejor, jajaja. Ya sabia que sus comentarios sobre ella y Gideon eran más que falsos!
Robert, mi vida *o* me encanta ese niño!
Xemerius y sus ataques de nervios, me matan de risa!
Lucy&Paul, me encanta cuando están juntos.
El Conde versión 2011! JAMAS ME IMAGINE ALGO ASÍ!!!!
Ahhh *suspiros* y Gideon y sus frases de amor, me harán suspirar muchísimo tiempo! MUCHÍSIMO!
Al menos eso quedo en muy muy buenos términos.
Gwen ha pasado a ser de mis chicas favoritas entre cientos de libros!

S P O I L E R S - S P O I L E R S - S P O I L E R S - S P O I L E R S

No puedo terminar esto sin decir mis 3 frases favoritas

1. "Con un poco más de barba que por la tarde, pero con unos ojos terriblemente luminosos y vivos. Y tan increíblemente, desvergonzadamente, inconcebiblemente guapo…"

2. "Cuando me besas, Gwendolyn Shepherd, es como si perdiera el contacto con el suelo. No tengo ni idea de cómo lo haces ni de dónde lo has aprendido. En todo caso, si ha sido en una película, tenemos que verla juntos".

3. "¡Mierda, estoy tan terriblemente enamorado de ti que es como si hubieran volcado una lata de gasolina en mi interior y le hubieran prendido fuego!"

No tengo problemas en releer la saga muy pronto!
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1,362 reviews1,431 followers
August 13, 2015
4 Stars!
(BR with Lexie)

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-We can't stop time, but it will sometimes stand still for love. PEARL S. BUCK

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Emerald Green is the final book in the story of the two in love time travelling teenagers Gideon de Villiers & Gwyneth Shepherd. Gideon is this gorgeous cool guy all the girls are after & Gwen is the 16 yr. old normal girl in HS who is thrown into the world of time travel, & can also suddenly see ghosts. Gideon & Gwen are part of a secret group of twelve time travelers. They are forced by the guardians to travel together back in time to the eighteenth century & beyond & in the process fall in love. They get to wear all these costumes from other periods & go to fancy balls. This book has bad guys, action, mystery, & love, & is full of secrets & lies. There is a traitor among them, & they are trying to figure out who they can trust.

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-I couldn't get enough of the sight of him.

-At last he looked at me. Oh, my God, those eyes! I instantly felt weak at the knees again.

-Would my heart ever stop beating faster at the sight of Gideon? Would a time ever come when I didn't feel I was dazzled by something incredibly wonderful every time I set eyes on him? Probably not.

-All I knew was that I loved him, and I always would, and I wanted him to go on kissing me forever.

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I really enjoyed this series & adored Gideon!!! I especially enjoyed this book since I BR it with my sweet daughter Lexie! I had so much fun talking book boyfriends with her! Lol, she was crazy for Gideon & was obsessed with this series! This is a fabulous YA series that teens & adults can both enjoy! :D

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-You only have to be in the same room and I need to touch you and kiss you.

-"When you kiss me, Gwyneth, I feel I'm losing touch with the ground.

-When you kiss me, all I want is to feel you and hold you in my arms.

-Without you, there'd be no sense in my life.
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861 reviews168 followers
March 25, 2022
Rating: ⭐⭐
Genre: Fantasy + Romance + Young Adult

I’m not sure how I will review this book. All the problems I had with books one and two are still present here. I still couldn’t tell the timeframe differences and there was nothing to distinguish those periods from each other, at least in the way people behaved or talked. All were similar to me. The same thing goes for a dumb protagonist who everybody wants her to do things for them without giving her enough information to help her achieve those goals.

The chemistry between Gwen and Gideon is almost nonexistent which kills the romance aspect in the book altogether. The main character is too whiny especially when it comes to her love interest. It got on my nerves on many occasions. Again I don’t know if this is how originally the author wanted her to be or if the characterization was lost in translation. She felt like a child more than a teenager. The ending was predictable and convenient as I expected it to be, the girl and her guy live happily ever after!

When I picked up this series, I was not expecting a masterpiece in literature. Nope, I had my expectations in check. I was expecting something as fun and light as The Selection series. This turned out to be just too shallow. The series itself is easy to read so you can finish it fast, provided you are loving the books. Honestly, other than the beautiful covers I hardly have any kind of praise for this series.
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876 reviews3,754 followers
October 5, 2018
This was the best of the trilogy because it played with time travel the best. I read them all back to back and I'm not sure how the books would really stand up on their own because there was definitely only one arc that you had to wait until book 3 to see any twists or payoff. One twist was soooooo transparent though, and I felt like this just could have done more with the cool premise.

Caution - LOTS of fat shaming throughout. I remember chapter 9 being pretty full of it. Descriptions like "his 15 double chins were wobbling," being likened to large animals, and fat characters always being out of breath. It was extra infuriating because the main character is so demeaning to fat characters (who are good guys, who she likes!), but when her cousin calls her fat she recognizes it as hurtful and is offended.
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604 reviews259 followers
October 10, 2022
Published in English as Emerald Green.

Greetings from your friendly neighborhood masochist, who's once again selflessly suffered through yet another cringey YA, to bring you the last installment of the Precious Stone Trilogy... some 12 years after its first publication. Yes, I'll wait until you stop laughing... or rolling your eyes.

wish you a long happy life

If you thought you've seen the worst of Gwendolyn's doormat impressions in Saphirblau, just wait until you get a load of this. So the second book ended with Gwendolyn getting heartbroken/pissed off when Gideon admits to lying about being in love with her. *cue aggravated sigh from the audience* Our protagonist then swears off any more friendly behavior towards the guy. Or at least, she will... just as soon as she can stop "melting" at the mere sight of the guy.

Oh... and the completion of the cause seems to inch steadily closer, which has the fearsome Count of Saint-Germain cackling and sneering in people's general direction every few pages.

Sneering count

For all that, in theory, the stakes are now sky-high with the two time travelers running around in attempt to circumvent the Count's diabolical plans, somehow or other the action keeps getting diverted to Gwendolyn and Gideon's near-passionate encounters. Yes, once they finally get the chance to talk things through, they start working together (instead of pulling in opposite directions), and their adventures get marginally more exciting... bla, bla, bla.

The secondary storylines however, are mostly forgotten midway through.
There's Raphael, Gideon's supposedly delinquent younger brother, whose worst transgression is him going out once with a girl he doesn't fancy, despite his constant flirting with Gwen's bff. Then, there's that party where Charlotte gets heavily drunk and starts telling everyone about time travelling... and the next day has to miss school to nurse her hangover. To say nothing of the "will they, won't they" dance enacted by Gwen's mother and Gideon's uncle.

Charlotte gets drunk

The grand finale, with the final confrontation was both predictable, and somewhat intriguing, only to eventually fizzle out following a cringe-worthy set of predictable clichés.

Score: 1.7/5 stars

I don't get the hype for this series.
Most of the characters are either flat or forgetful, and unanimously cringe-worthy. The protagonist's main asset is endless babbling, Gideon has a savior complex, and the whole storyline is just soooo predictable that none of the twists and turns contain an ounce of surprise. Xemerious' ironic remarks were the only bright spot in this otherwise dull cringe-fest.

Demon reward

If you want a comedic YA romance with fantasy elements, go for the author's Silber trilogy instead. Yes, I have reviewed it, and yes it's been translated into English as well. You're welcome!

Review of book 1: Rubinrot
Review of book 2: Saphirblau

Book #15 of my "read at least 20 books in German" challenge.
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111 reviews1,677 followers
May 10, 2015
Ben çok sevdim bu seriyi, yazarı, karakterleri ve özellike Xemerius'u.
Gwen de en sevdiğim kız karakterlerden biri oldu ve denilenin aksine hiç de onursuz, gurursuz gelmedi bana. İlk iki kitapta sevmiştim ama yorumları okuyunca bu kitapta soğurum sanıp korkmuştum biraz. 16 yaşında bir kız zaten başka nasıl davranabilirdi ki olaylar ve hissettikleri karşısında? Tepkileri gayet gerçekçi ve eğlenceliydi.

Bir günde okuttu valla kendini. Zaman nasıl geçti anlamadım çünkü aşk tüm zamanların içinden geçrdlfkjdl şaka şaka yapmicam tamam sabahtan beri ders de çalışmadım zaten bunu okuyacağım diye.
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237 reviews1,114 followers
October 17, 2018
Gwyneth “Gwen” Shepherd is in a race against time—past, present and future. She’s the last in a long line of time travelers, tied to the infamous Comte de St. Germaine, hunted through the ages by a rival secret society called the Florentine Alliance. The time travel gene only appears in one family member per generation, and up until a few weeks ago, everyone assumed it was Gwen’s overachieving cousin Charlotte.

Now our awkward, rather goofy heroine has days to cram a lifetime’s worth of education. She must also put aside a broken heart—a monumental task for a teenage girl—after the apparent betrayal of her crush and fellow time traveler, Gideon de Villiers. An evil plan incubated for centuries is finally about to come true. The plan depends entirely on Gwen, and only she can prevent its unfolding. If only she had any choice…

Content Advisory
Violence: A young woman is stabbed and has an out-of-body experience before magically healing. A young man is shot repeatedly and left for dead, but heals (off-page) the same way. These scenes are slightly gory, but not bad compared to the stagecoach shootout in Ruby Red.

Sex: Gideon and Gwen exchange several snogs, as do . A girl is doing karaoke at a party and a drunk boy hollers at her to strip (she doesn’t). At this same party, a girl is caught canoodling with a much younger boy, and a drunk girl remarks that Gideon has a cute butt. Xemerius makes a joke or two about Gwen losing her virginity, which doesn’t happen.

Language: The word “sh**” is used a handful of times. Milder profanities include “hell” and “bloody.”

Substance Abuse: Racozky is always in an altered state. Everyone at Cynthia’s party except the four main characters get decidedly sloshed and look quite ridiculous.

Nightmare Fuel: St. Germaine is still a creepy character. But there’s nothing here like the random demon at the end of Sapphire Blue.

Kerstin Gier’s Precious Stone trilogy is what you’d get if you threw The Princess Diaries in a blender with the Stravaganza series and sprinklings of the Bartimaeus Sequence, Doctor Who and the Italian Renaissance conspiracy plotline from The Da Vinci Code (although this series has no interest in space opera, aliens or religious vendettas). It’s hard to follow and very silly indeed. It’s also thrilling, cute, and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.

My only gripes with this final installment:

1) Too much time spent worrying about relationships
2) The book jacket lied—the book didn’t answer all my questions

Gwen is actually a realistic sixteen-year-old girl—scared and whiny with no sense of priorities. The book knows this about her and doesn’t sport with our intelligence by pretending that she’s a great leader, or smart, or brave, or even particularly useful. I thoroughly enjoyed her narrating style and could occasionally even relate to her.

Gideon, Leslie, and the rest are also allowed to be flawed and awkward, which makes them seem much closer to real kids than the average cast of a YA book. I found Charlotte’s fall from grace a little too close to something that would happen in a Disney Channel movie, but your mileage may vary.

I counted forty-eight pop culture references, although alas, Gwen never namedrops her favorite bands, Queen and ABBA. I thought that her reliance on their music to keep herself afloat said a lot about her character—she’s a bit old-fashioned, likes to sing and dance, and is almost proud of her dorkiness. She can be poppy and fluffy but also knows when to say, (*stomp-stomp-CLAP*) “You got blood on your face/You big disgrace/Somebody better put you back into your place…” To me, the main difference is that Queen are indisputably one of rock’s greatest bands, while ABBA…aren’t. But it was really cute that Gwen liked them both.

The weakest part of the series winds up being the world-building. .

Overall, this trilogy is the literary equivalent of a milkshake. It’s sugary and insubstantial and I wouldn’t want a steady diet of it. But it makes a nice occasional treat—sweet, harmless, and fun. Recommended, especially to anyone who liked the Stravaganza series or The Selection.
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1,361 reviews384 followers
March 24, 2020
This was such a great series. I might have to add this one to my physical collection. I love Gwyneth and Gideon as characters and as a romance. And the story is very intriguing. But I do wish it was a little better explained. Like where did the chronograph come from and why did it work the way that it did and why did it create a philosopher's stone? And where did the prophecies come from? Someone from the future who knew all that happened must have traveled back and made them, but who and why?

While reading this series I decided to watch the German movies as well and I really enjoyed them. I love the two leads. Gideon is super hot, and Gwyneth is lovely and suits the 18th century clothing even better than our own. The first movie was better than the second. And the timeline is a little different so there was an overlap with book 3 that included spoilers. You probably shouldn't watch the movies until you have read all 3 books. I can watch the last one now which I will hopefully do this weekend.

Update: I watched the last movie and it was bloody awful! So they get consecutively worse as they go along. And the last one is by far the least accurate. They change a whole lot of major things regarding Gwyneth/Gwendolyn and the prophecy and how the story ends. At least I got to see more of Gideon's pretty face. Too bad I'm not likely to ever see the actor again.
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482 reviews
December 14, 2012

Robert me encanta & odie que saliera tan poco :/
Xemerius TE AMO<3 ame sus relatos cuando los G's estaban juntos & sus ataques de nervios en los momentos preocupantes fueron lo mas jajajajaja "Me compras un gato?" Ame cuando se puso todo celosio con Robert jaja *.*
Gideon de Villiers pequeño rebelde me e n c a n t a s *.* yo te como enterito algodón de azúcar <3 jaja asombroso como siempre el G! ;)
Gwenny un poco lenta como siempre; salio al papa :3

Esa ardilla nunca me llego a caer bien del todo -.- el modo en que le hablaba a Gwenny siempre era como despectivo & como tirandole a que no descubriría nada pero COMETE ESA ARDILLA! ;))

Me debieron una escena al final :/ me encanto el giro que dio todo al final; el hecho de que en este estuvieras suspirando por los lindos comentarios de Gideon & que después chillaras como loca jaja!

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156 reviews237 followers
August 13, 2023
How am I so behind on my reviews? How? *deep sigh*

Emerald Green was disappointing. I might as well get this out of the way really quickly, because while I really enjoyed reading both Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue - they were funny and light-hearted and extremely entertaining - I was thoroughly unimpressed with this one. The writing style was the same as always - not particularly flowery, but it flowed nicely nonetheless - but most of the things that made me excited about the first two books were gone.
Gwyneth, the main character, goes from hilarious and relatable to downright whiny. There were also some times she got on my nerves during book two, but she was overall a very good MC, and a realistic teenager. This time around, however, she made me roll my eyes all the time whenever she was speaking, and the same happened with her love interest, Gideon. I loved them both individually and as a couple in the first two books, and then... I don't know. Maybe it was the unnecessary angst that made me lose interest in them, but I can't hope for two people to finally be together if I find them both annoying. Gwyneth was a crybaby. And Gideon was, frankly, kind of an asshole.

Sadly, things were not better plot-wise. There were still some funny and mildly exciting moments, but the third book in a trilogy is supposed to be fast-paced and impossible to put down, and this one was just underwhelming. Hardly anything happened, and I was often bored. Again, it wasn't all bad, hence the two stars, but it wasn't what I expected either. Most of the book was really slow, and then the ending felt extremely rushed and left me feeling unsatisfied, as if I needed more answers but none were provided. That is not how you wrap up a trilogy. I think the keyword for Emerald Green might be... underwhelming. I finished reading the book only two weeks ago, and already I remember very little of what happened in it, which is definitely not a good sign. Another thing that irked me quite a lot was the amount of girl-on-girl hate on Gwyneth's part. She was rude and insulting to every other girl who even dared approach Gideon. She actually judged a girl solely on her appearance - and for having big breasts of all things. I mean, those are clearly a sign of evil, right? *eye-roll intensifies*
Still, I also have some positive things to say. Sometimes the pacing got better, and we got some of the exciting moments we'd had so often in the first two books, and Gwyneth was still funny when she wasn't too busy crying over her lost love or hating on other girls. Perhaps I would've liked this one more if it had been the second book instead of the third and last, but it was a very unimpressive way to end the trilogy.

(2016 read)
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561 reviews
October 29, 2017
4.5 ⭐

Was für ein schönes Ende 😍😁.
Nachdem mir "Rubinrot" und "Saphirblau" schon so gut gefallen haben, war ich richtig neugierig auf das Finale (denn bisher habe ich auch nur die ersten beiden Filme gesehen 😁).

Zur Handlung möchte ich nichts verraten, falls es tatsächlich noch Leute (wie mich) gibt, die diese Reihe nicht bereits vor Jahren gelesen haben.

Insgesamt spielt die gesamte Geschichte innerhalb von wenigen Wochen und von daher ist es auch nicht überraschend, dass sich die Charaktere nicht groß weiterentwickeln. Trotzdem war mir Gideon in diesem Band um einiges sympathischer als in den beiden Vorgängern.

Das Ende habe ich so nicht ganz kommen sehen, aber es hat mir wirklich gut gefallen und bin sehr zufrieden 😍😍.

Der Schreibstil war wieder humorvoll, spannend locker und flüssig und gerade die Kommentare von Xemerius waren einfach zum schießen!

Solltet ihr diese Reihe noch nicht gelesen haben, kann ich sie euch wirklich empfehlen! Nur rate ich euch, dass ihr die Filme erst seht, wenn ihr alle Bücher gelesen habt, da in den Filmen nicht unbedingt alles in der "richtigen" Reihenfolge geschieht (und natürlich einiges geändert wurde) 😊.
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94 reviews146 followers
April 2, 2016
I really enjoyed this book, in fact, the entire trilogy has been amazing. I think all the problems I had with Gwen's age or whatever, did not matter so much because this story is very, very good. It's true that perhaps, this could have been better as a standalone or a bilogy, but anyway...

I think, my only objection is that the story takes place on a couple of weeks, maybe two in total. And so, the love story felt quite rushed. But, we need to see the positive side, there is no love triangles here. I repeat, LOVE TRIANGLE FREE.
The ending was a little bit disappointing compared to how exciting is the story in general.

Anyway, I can say that this series became one of my favorite trilogies.
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695 reviews273 followers
November 21, 2015
Αχ μολις τελειωσα μια ακομα αγαπημενη τριλογια, μπορω να πω οτι περασα πολυ καλα με την παρεα των απολαυστικων βιβλίων της Kerstin Gier.
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919 reviews161 followers
July 20, 2017
I really enjoyed this series! This book was a good conclusion to the series. I was expecting a bit more but in the end I have no complaints. I read this trilogy pretty quickly because I was so entertained with plot. I am currently in the process of reading the author's Silver trilogy, which is also very good!
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1,118 reviews3,039 followers
October 25, 2021
I am supposed to have an online class now. It started 40 minutes ago (it’s now 8:45 AM …) and all I’ve learned so far is that everyone is having technical problems … so might as well write this review now.

Smaragdgrün is the last book in that series and rereading it made me realise how much the movie has overshadowed it. The plot of the book is so much simpler and I honestly prefer it to the movie, because the movie was just wild. Also, James plays such a smaller role in the books than in the movies…

Anyways, as always we start with a prologue from Lucy and Paul’s POV, and the plot basically picks up where the epilogue of book 2 left off. After the handover of documents, Paul jumps back to Lucy wounded. SO this bitch has the nerve to come back to her with his blood all over his body and then even has the audacity to call her “Mrs Überängstlich” - bitch, you almost died had Gideon not shown up. And then when he’s being reprimanded for giving Gideon the documents, Paul is all like “Das war vielleicht ein bisschen voreilig.” I LOVE HIM. In general, I would’ve loved reading a book from their perspective.

(Same goes for the time travelling twins Timothy and Jonathan de Villiers as well. They’re such interesting characters because they were the ones who did all the experiments figuring out the limitations of time travel. These misfits transported a 4m long table across times just to see if it would work. :D)

But now back to Smaragdgrün. After the grand revelation of the last book that Gideon was given the order to make Gwendolyn fall in love with him, she is, OF COURSE, a puddle of tears but Leslie is having none of it and is all like “bitch, can we please focus on not dying”. And Xemerius is also imitating Gwen’s whining in the most ridiculous manner, it’s awesome. Leslie and Xemerius are truly an iconic duo that keep Gwenny in check. She needs it. And because Leslie knows how lovesick Gwen actually is, she’s all like “Ach, und Gwenny? Mach’s Gideon nicht zu leicht, ja?”, and I died.

What I found interesting this time around is that Kerstin Gier (the author) actually addresses the fact that Grandpa Lucas must have known that Gwen has the time travelling gene and not Charlotte … but it kinda makes sense now: he probably shut up about it because he wanted Gwen to grow up independently from the Temple to ensure that she would not be indoctrinated.

Also, Mr Bernhard supporting Gwendolyn at all cost “because her grandpa isn’t here to do it” made me all soft. We love a queen who can dug a hole into a tapestry. Gwen basically figured out that her grandpa hid the time travelling machine in their own house for Gwen.

I was pretty shook that Leslie and Rapha’s relationship wasn’t explored much but then when Gwen is with her in the school corridor, Raphael just put his arms around Leslie’s waist … and I was shook. But of course, Leslie was having none of it and was so mean that even Gwen took pity on Rapha.

Gwen thinking Gideon might have actually fallen in love with her during the process —and me knowing what’s coming next, I am all like GURL DON’T GET YOUR HOPES UP. Because, of course, what follows when they both talk it out is that Gideon is all like “I’m sorry, let’s stay friends”. YIKES. Afterwards, he is trying to be so offensively nice to Gwen and she’s having none of it, and I’m having all of it.

What I noticed during this reread is that Mr George is just so soft and he’s always consoling Gwendolyn and telling her that he always has an open ear for her. And then, later in the book, when they finally go to the ball and Gwen is all dressed up, Mr George compliments her look by saying she looks like she sprung out of an 18th century painting. Like, that’s so soft. I love my dad. (Speaking of soft men, Falk asking Gwen if her mom is single IS A MOOD. lmao)

Anways, let’s keep track of the plot of this hellhole of a book. It’s so simple, I cannot even. So, basically Gwendolyn keeps having these special meetings with her grandpa where they figure out everything about the old time machine… and since in the past, it’s still in the possession of the Temple, they actually decide to put Gwendolyn’s blood in it (she uses her Japanese kitchen knife to cut her arm open - ICONIC), so that Lucas could depose it for her for the future, so that she could travel with it without any problems. And since Gwen has to figure all of these mysteries out, she needs more time (in the present timeline) and is all like “sorry I’m sick can’t go to the ball today” (and what’s funny about it is that Dr White actually backs her up on it??? And until this day I don’t understand why). And so, she jumps to 1993 to see her grandpa for the last time and he gives a copy of Anna Karenina filled with all the information he has collected over the years. SO SMART. And when they’re reading passages from Lucas' book that they don’t get Xemerius is just like LET’S SKIP THAT … and I never related harder to anyone in my life.

But since Gwendolyn is an idiot sandwich, her behaviour is highly suspicious and Charlotte figures out that she has the old time machine and tells on her. What a bitch! I was really hoping for a Charlotte redemption arc … and I am mad she stayed the same bitter bitch. WHY??? But her plan doesn’t work because Gwen already hid the machine on the roof (Charlotte has a fear of heights).

Anyways, Gideon and Gwen keep butting heads and they have this huge confrontation scene which actually fuelled every bone in my body … because Gideon just calls Gwen out for all her hypocrisy and it feels like Kerstin Gier’s big FUCK YOU to all YA authors and their cheap plot devices. (“Warum stehen Mädchen auf Typen, die sie scheiße behandeln? Die netten Jungs sind offensichtlich nicht mal halb so interessant. Manchmal fällt es schwer, da den Respekt vor Mädchen zu behalten.” - UFF, Gideon sent me with this one.) He’s basically yelling that he never forced Gwen to fall in love with him, in all actuality, he treated her like shit .. which is TRUEEE! And Gwen has no arguments whatsoever and dares to call him superficial and he’s all like “Zumal sich Jungs mit Segelohren und Pickeln lange nicht so viel rausnehmen dürfen.” WOOP WOOP! CALL HER OUT!

But of course, when Gwen is all crying and telling him that she fell in love with him despite him being a shithead, he actually started kicking the goddamn wall. WOW.

Okay so far, the plot of this book was really thin and halfway through we already get the BIG BALL SCENE. My favorite moments where when Gwen actually saw James while dancing the menuett and she was like “bitches, let me through I need to talk to my son” because that was such a MOOD. I don’t remember Racokzy harrassing Gwendolyn at the ball (absolutely hated that) but then Gideon came barging in with Lavinia (who actually then fainted - A MESS). Gwen’s all upset because Gideon wants to help her (lmao) but then we get THE KISSING SCENE of all kissing scenes and life was all good in the world.
“Für ein paar Sekunden fürchtete ich, Gideon würde mich von sich stoßen, aber dann stöhnte er leise auf, legte seine Arme um meine Taille und zog mich noch enger an sich.”
Oh wow, I love them. Also, afterwards, Gideon is utterly confused because Gwen was all mad with him before the ball and now she’s kissing him as if her life depended on it and then he’s all like “Glaubst du vielleicht, ich sei aus Stein?” I CRY.

Of course, the ball turns completely to shit when Alastair shows up and stabs Gwen (lmao, the drama) but what can ya do? Gideon is so hysterical that when they jump back in time (with Gwen bleeding all over him) that Dr White gives him a whiskey. LOL. Anyways, that’s how they figure out Gwen is immortal (Bella is quaking in her seat).

Before we continue recapping this book, let me mention some of my favorite moments. At the beginning, when Gwen is flirting with a barista, Rapha shows up and yells “she has a boyfriend” - I LOVE HIM. Also, Caroline and Nick call Gideon “Gollum”, which is also a MOOD. But whilst Caroline becomes absolutely obsessed with Gideon (telling him that he is “totally pretty”. GURL, you’re ten. She shows him her stuffed animal and goes “Du darfst es ruhig streicheln.” - I WAS WHEEZING), Gwen’s little brother Nick stays a little possessive, and it’s hella cute.

Anyways, back to the hellhole of this plot. After the ball, Gwen overhears the confrontation between Falk and Grace where she learns that Lucy is actually her mom. 14-year-old me was shook. Gwen’s all hysterical and Gideon tries to console her. They plan on secretly meeting Lucy and Paul with their own time machine. Madame Rossini helps both of them out when she catches them stealing some clothes from her workshops for the secret mission. I love her. I absolutely hate the fact that we didn’t get the confrontation scene between Gwen and her biological parents. I wanted to see Lucy and Paul and how they would handle that situation. Argh.

And because this is a YA book where no one has their priorities straight, Gwen and Gid actually show up to Cynthia’s motto party. Also, Charlotte going absolutely wild on that party is a MOOD. Have some fun, girl! And Gideon actually looking after her was the only right thing to do in that situation. Gosh, it was heartbreaking. (“Wenn du mich anrührst, breche ich dir das Genick. Ich kann Krav Maga, weißt du.” - “Ich auch, schon vergessen?” -> THEY’RE SUCH A MATCH. I love Charlotte more than life itself… even though she’s a bitch in the books, I still stan.)

Leslie’s “grobes Handlungskonzept” on how they can trick the Count. LMAO. I also died when I realised that Gideon was the one who clocked himself. ICONIC. Mr Whitman shooting Gideon multiple times in the chest was ICONIC as well… but of course that boy had swallowed that damn potion and became immortal himself. The fact that Dr White was actually the one who knocked Mr Whitman out with a pistol in the end is just everything. Also, way less dramatic than in the movies.

And so we end this crazy book series with Gwen and Gideon actually being immortal (I cannot even). The only thing that makes it better is that Xemerius was like “I’ll be here for you when Gideon will get bored of you in 200 years.” I RESPECT THAT. Also, MR BERNHARD IS LUCY AND PAUL’S GRANDCHILD and I love that for him.

And lastly my favorite quotes from this series:

“Wenn ich noch einmal das Wort Saphir-Ei höre, dann schreie ich.”

“Es ist immer wieder erfrischend, mit euch Kindern des 21. Jahrhunderts blasphemische Themen zu erörtern. Ihr zuckt bei Häresie nicht mit der kleinsten Wimper.”

“Ganz hervorragend”, sagte ich, obwohl ich gern sein Gesicht gesehen hätte, wenn ich “beschissen” gesagt hätte.
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332 reviews1,450 followers
July 15, 2022
Well that is that im never getting back. If this series is on your TBR take it off. Now. I mean it.

there are spoilers in this review, you have been warned, however, since you wont be reading this book i doubt that will be of much concern

You know, you can tell that this book was written in 2013, it just has that feel, and how boring it was.

There is just so much wrong with this book

Lets start off with how bad of a main character Gwen is. Honestly, I have never read about a more annoying character, and ive read some bloody annoying characters. All she does is whine about how a guy she meet a week ago doesnt love her.

Yup, totally makes sooo much sense because someone could totally fall in love with someone in a week, let alone HER.

And talking about that talk about freaking unrealistic. Shes having temper tantrums over a guy talking talking to other girls. Like gurl you've KNOWN him for a WEEK. Calm the fuck down. Its not that deep. Talk about over reacting.

And the thing is that the boy she is obsessing over is 19. When she is 16. I smell something illegal going on. AND the fact that somehow they must be related. See Gwens parents are Lucy and Paul DE VILLIER right. And the boy she is obsessed with is Gideon DE VILLIERS. Soo the de villiers are one big family right, so somehow Paul and and Gideon are related and so that means that somehow Gwen and Gideon are related and they are in love? Sounds illegal once again.

Don't you just love it.

Also, the entire time they were going on about how since time travel is in the past events have already happened but the people in the present will travel back in time and make that true because in the past they have already done whatever but they will travel back in the future to do that, so its pretty confusing.

Anyways onto the point, this rule had been doing pretty well UNTIL fucking Gwen decided she would give her ghost frind in the past a vaccine to make sure he would not die. But the thing is if she went into the past he shouldent exist in the present right because he didnt die of small pox and didnt become a ghost?

i know its a bit of a brain twister but like if the author has been writing about this surely she should be able to figure it out right?

ANDDDD, i know im going on but i have to say this, Gideon is the worst book guy ever. What the actual hell. Im so done with him.

i honestly hate this book and the only reason that i read the entire book series was to see if my theories from book one were correct.

they were

this book was so predictable

i hated it

dont read it

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1,456 reviews237 followers
February 25, 2021
Wauw, wat een serie. Een deel van de ontknoping wist ik niet meer, heel leuk om daar naartoe te lezen. En de rest van dit verhaal...

Nu al zin in de volgende reread, ik denk niet dat dit weer 5 jaar gaat duren (:

De humor, het verhaal, de baljurken... IK WIL MEER

Dit boek! Deze serie! Gideon! My god.

Gisteravond in bed uitgelezen. The feels omdat dit nu uit is.. ik wil nog duizend boeken uit dit universum! Een van mijn favoriete series ooit, echt.

Binnenkort lekker de films kijken! Ik wil hier nog geen afscheid van nemen. Dat wil ik nooit. Oef.

Zo blij dat deze mooie serie in de boekenkast staat! Heb jij m nog niet en wil je m wel? Ben slim en heb nog even geduld en wacht op de prachtige jubileumeditie die BlossomBooks later dit jaar gaat uitgeven.. ;)
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121 reviews43 followers
June 22, 2021
Gwendolyn finds the second chronograph and can thus travel into the past, without the box. In time, she realises, that Gideon is on her side and together with Lucy and Paul, they plan to silence the Count once and for all. Gewondolyn and Gideon can be together forever through the secret and magic of the Raven. The third and final book in the Gemstone series, has it all. Once again, Kerstin Gier enchants readers with wit and suspense. I find, the ending a bit of a shame, as I had imagined the end with Gwendoly and Gideon....

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292 reviews120 followers
March 28, 2013
Určitě znáte ten pocit, když na nějakou knihu a nejlépe, když je to závěr vaší oblíbené série, čekáte dlouho, předlouho. Až se s blížícím se datem vydání začínáte bát, jestli se něco nepokazí a kniha nebude úplně strašná…
Jsem ohromně ráda, že vás v tomto případě můžu naprosto upřímně ujistit, že nic takového se u Zelené jako smaragd rozhodně nestalo. Je to totiž výborné zakončení jedné skvělé série!

Vůbec tu nechci nijak rozebírat děj Zelené, protože to by vám naspoilerovalo Modrou a to by těm, kteří ještě nečetli ani Rudou (za což byste se měli vážně stydět) všechno zkazilo. Řeknu proto jen toto: Gwenny je jedna z nejlepších hlavních hrdinek, o kterých jsem kdy četla. Je vtipná, chytrá a rozhodně neunudí. Ano, má svoje momenty, kdy nad jejími úvahami nejednou zakroutíte hlavou, ale všechny její kladné vlastnosti jí to jasně vyvažují. Dále, Leslie? Výborná kamarádka a postava, kterou jen tak v knihách neuvidíte. Když se nad tím totiž zamyslíte, v jaké fantasy knize měla postava se schopnostmi za kamaráda obyčejného člověka, aniž by se přátelství v průběhu příběhu totálně zkazilo? Tady je na něm děj částečně i postaven, a rozhodně je nejedním bonusem knihy. A Gideon? Pokud se váš vztah k němu teprve vyvíjí, tak věřte, že tady se vám budou díky němu podlamovat kolena. A co teprve pověstný chrlič Xemerius! Jak ten je úžasný! Díky němu se na vás budou lidí dívat hodně divně, až se budete válet smíchy po té podlaze…

A příběh? Zamotaný, komplikovaný, náročný, emočně vypjatý, ale jednoznačně skvělý.

Gierová není v psaní žádný nováček a rozhodně je to na knize poznat. Jednoznačně totiž ví, jak napsat pořádný příběh, který je sice zamotaný, ale čtenář se v něm za žádných okolností neztratí. Dokáže také skvěle vytvořit specifickou atmosféru, po které se vám bude zaručeně stýskat, a po dočtení budete mít chuť okamžitě knihu přečíst znovu z velké části kvůli ní. Umí do svého příběhu vtáhnout tak, že vůbec nevnímáte své okolí. A to, že je příběh i velice vtipný, je už jen takový bonus, u kterého se ale dost nasmějete.

Kniha má pouze dva problémy, které ji mírně strhávají dolů. Pokud jste četli předchozí recenze, možná si pamatuje, že jsem o knihách říkala, že jsou mírně předvídatelné. Nejde ani tak o to, že byste dopředu jasně věděli, co se stane, ale že hlavní pointa příběhu je čtenáři jasná už od prvního dílu. To se může brát jako jasné minus. Na druhou stranu to ale můžeme označit také jako jasný záměr autorky. Je tedy dost možné, že přímo chtěla, abychom to jako čtenáři věděli. Pak totiž vznikají více než zajímavé situace, když vy víte, ale zato milovaní hrdinové nemají nejmenší tušení…

Zelená má více než dobrý konec a je to úctyhodné zakončené celé série. Jednu věc ale autorka opravdu nepromyslela, a přímo mě sžírá už od dočtení. Sice nad ní možná nestrávíte tolik času, protože přestože je to vlastně docela důležitá věc, není o ní tolik řečeno, aby vás mohla na tolik zatěžovat. A to je právě její problém! Autorka opominula vysvětlit, jak moc tato věc ovlivní životy hrdinů, protože je jasné, že je ovlivní dost. Takže po dočtení budete sice spokojeni s vývojem událostí, ale několik dalších vět vysvětlení by se určitě hodilo.

Ale to lze Gierové částečně prominout. Povedlo se jí totiž vytvořit více než skvělou sérii, kterou dokázala dost dobře zakončit. A přestože je Zelená trochu na nižší úrovni než předchozí dvě knihy, je to kniha s pořádnou zápletkou a struhující atmosférou, kterou hned tak někde nenajdete.
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