First Rider's Call (Mass Market Paperbound)
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?
About the Author
Kristen Britain is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Green Rider series. She lives in an adobe house in the high desert of the American Southwest beneath the big sky and among lizards, hummingbirds, and tumbleweeds. Kristen can be found online at kristenbritain.com.
"I liked this book even better than the first...Britain masterfully manipulates the drama and emotions of her characters." —Fantastical Reads
"This book does a beautiful job of telling an old story in a new way—the epic battle between Good and Evil—which is what high fantasy is all about...Britain creates a world half-familiar, half-mysterious, and wholly compelling." —Infinity Plus
"The magic, politics and fascinating characters make this an engrossing and absorbing read." —The Demon Librarian
"Britain has continued writing a series that is at once magical and realistic, simple and intelligent...I was deeply impressed with the duality of the story being told, the manner in which history was conveyed, and the way in which we got to see it happen." —Fantasy Book Review