First rider's call

Kristen Britain

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Series
Britain, Kristen. Green rider ; bk. 2.
DAW book collectors ; no. 1264.
Green rider.
Subjects
Published
New York, NY : Daw Books c2003.
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Green rider.
Physical Description
vii, 639 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0756405726
0756402093
Main Author
Kristen Britain (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Karigan is a Green Rider, one of the king's elite troop of messengers, each of whom is called as magic in the blood answers an ancient summons. Since the breaching of the D'Yer Wall, which protects Sacoridia from the malignant forces of the Blackveil Forest, however, all the magic in the land has become unpredictable, including that of the Riders. With tainted magic escaping into the world, and Karigan herself poisoned by it, the last thing she needs is to start having visions and hearing voices--visions of the First Rider, Lil Ambriodhe, long-dead founder of the troop, and voices whispering of an age-old, unbreakable link between Lil and Karigan. Lil has seen Karigan's future and that of Sacoridia, and the land will come to no good end if Karigan and Lil together are unable to overcome the great evil that is about to enter the world. Fans of The Green Rider (1998) will be very happy to see its sequel, which, fortunately, stands well on its own. ((Reviewed August 2003)) Copyright 2003Booklist Reviews

Review by Library Journal Reviews

After serving as one of the Kings of Sacoridia's Green Riders, elite messengers who possess magical bonds with their mounts, Karigan G'Ladheon seeks only to return to her home and recover from her recent struggles against the dark magic that threatened her land. Now she receives a second call to return to the Riders and discovers their ranks diminished and their magic dwindling as new dangers threaten the kingdom. The sequel to Britain's Green Rider continues the tale of a young woman called to a life of service and peril. The author's skill at world building and her feel for dramatic storytelling make this first-rate fantasy a good choice for most collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A follow-up to The High King's Tomb finds unwilling Green Rider Karigan G'ladheon endeavoring to return to her life as the daughter of a wealthy merchant, an effort that is challenged by her magic blood and the legendary First Rider's invitation to help confront an ancient evil. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in the second book in Kristen Britain's New York Times-bestselling Green Rider fantasy series • "First-rate fantasy." —Library Journal Karigan G'ladheon was once a Green Rider, one of the king of Sacoridia's elite magical messengers. In the messenger service, she was caught up in a world of deadly danger, and though she defeated the rogue Eletian who cracked the magical D'Yer Wall—which had protected Sacoridia for a thousand years from the dark influence of Blackveil Forest, and Mornhavon the Black's evil spirit imprisoned within it—she had nonetheless been tainted by his wild magic.Exhausted in body and spirit, and determined to take control of her own destiny, Karigan returned to her home in Corsa. But even Karigan's stubborn determination is no match for the Rider's call. Ghostly hoofbeats echo in the deep regions of her mind. When she awakes to find herself on horseback, halfway to Sacor City in her nightgown, she finally gives in.  Karigan returns to the court, only to find the Green Riders weakened and diminished. Rider magic has become unreliable, and she herself has ghostly visions of Lil Ambriodhe, First Rider, and founder of the Green Rider corps. But why is the First Rider appearing to Karigan? And will Karigan be able to seek the help of a woman who has been dead for a thousand years?

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in the second book in Kristen Britain's New York Times-bestselling Green Rider fantasy series • "First-rate fantasy." —Library Journal Karigan G'ladheon was once a Green Rider, one of the king of Sacoridia's elite magical messengers. In the messenger service, she was caught up in a world of deadly danger, and though she defeated the rogue Eletian who cracked the magical D'Yer Wall—which had protected Sacoridia for a thousand years from the dark influence of Blackveil Forest, and Mornhavon the Black's evil spirit imprisoned within it—she had nonetheless been tainted by his wild magic.Exhausted in body and spirit, and determined to take control of her own destiny, Karigan returned to her home in Corsa. But even Karigan's stubborn determination is no match for the Rider's call. Ghostly hoofbeats echo in the deep regions of her mind. When she awakes to find herself on horseback, halfway to Sacor City in her nightgown, she finally gives in.  Karigan returns to the court, only to find the Green Riders weakened and diminished. Rider magic has become unreliable, and she herself has ghostly visions of Lil Ambriodhe, First Rider, and founder of the Green Rider corps. But why is the First Rider appearing to Karigan? And will Karigan be able to seek the help of a woman who has been dead for a thousand years?