I received Green Rider by Kristen Britain for free when I bought Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. Sadly, I haven’t read either of these wonderful fantasy novels. So this week I will focus on Green Rider.
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, 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 long before they got there.
There’s nothing Karigan can do as the young man lies dying on the road. He has sworn to carry out his mission as a Green Rider – one of the legendary royal messengers – and he carries a life or death message for King Zachary. Karigan may be unable to save him, but she can swear to complete his final quest. But there is more: with his dying breath he warns her to ‘beware the shadow man … ‘
Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, her single promise to deliver a letter is about to become a race against time … a race for her life …
About the book:
- Published: 01 April 2011
- Publisher: Gollancz
- Format: Paperback, 592 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780575099852 ISBN 10: 0575099852
- Categories: Fantasy
- Goodreads / The Book Depository
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Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads. It features a book that has been sitting unread on your shelf for some time. For more information please visit Giselle’s Dusty Reads page.