Karigan G'ladheon always seemed to be getting into a fight, and today was no exception. But as she trudged through the forest, using her long walk home to contemplate her depressing future - and the expulsion it was bound to hold - a horse burst through the woodland and charged straight for her. The rider was slumped over his mount's neck with two arrows embedded in his back. Wherever his horse was taking him, he would be dead before they got there.There's nothing Karigan can do, as the young man lies dying on the road. He had sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider - one of the legendary messengers of the king - and he has a life or death message that must reach King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can deliver his message. He makes her swear to it, to keep it secret and, with his last breath, he warns her to 'beware the shadow man ...'Pursued by an unknown assassin, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, Karigan is going to become a legendary Green Rider herself. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her simple promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time ... and a race for her life ...
- Paperback | 592 pages
- 128 x 194 x 44mm | 358.34g
- 01 Apr 2011
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
?A wonderfully captivating heroic fantasy adventure.? ?Terry Goodkind ?Terrific.? ?Marion Zimmer Bradley ?Karigan is an engaging protagonist, and the scenes of magic and/or combat rise to a high standard.? ?"Publishers Weekly" ?A fresh fantasy.? ?"Kirkus Reviews"
About Kristen Britain
Kristen Britain lives in a log cabin in Maine where she writes full time and pursues interests reading, guitar playing, and cartoon illustration. She enjoys exploring the magical places around her and can often be found paddling a canoe in stillwater, ambling through the woods to mountain summits, or sitting along the rocky shore listening, watching, and daydreaming.
Our customer reviews
I really liked the story in this book and Kristen writes the characters and circumstances well. Life is simple and Karigan is an adventurous, if very unworldy, heroine. She meets with magic and mystery on her journey in this, and the next 3 books. All the characters have depth and each one plays to your emotions - i don't even think there's anyone to hate. I think this series is a lovely read, not challenging and no one gets in too dire straights either. Can't wait for book 5 to find out what happens next :)show moreby Victoria Brown