Title / Green Rider
Author / Kristen Britain
Publication Date / 1998
Series or standalone / 7 book series
Page no. / 560
Overall Rating / ★★★★
Green Rider is the first instalment in a seven book fantasy series and is Britain’s debut book. It follows a young woman called Karigan G’ladheon, who comes across a mortally wounded Green Rider and promises to deliver his message to the king. Consequently she sets off on a journey to get to the king, while also being pursued by dark forces.
This is a solid introduction to this series and well worth a read if you’re looking for some light fantasy books to check out. The plot is compelling throughout, if a little predictable, and I found it easy to settle into the flow of the story. Karigan is a great protagonist. I do think that there could perhaps be a little more depth to her, but I still really enjoyed reading her story. There are plenty of other well written characters too, since this is a character driven story.
Green Rider has the distinct feel of classic fantasy books. It is a quest story at its heart and is nothing new in terms of the fantasy genre, but it still manages to stand out due to the good writing and strong female protagonist. The world building is fairly good too. There is just enough to interest the reader, but fantasy readers who like complex and detailed worlds may be a bit disappointed with this one.
Overall this is a great introduction to this series and I would recommend checking it out. I have to admit that I have read the second one and I struggled with that one a bit, but I really enjoyed this first instalment. Have you guys read this book? I’d love to know what you thought. Let’s chat in the comments. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.