Green Rider by Kristen Britain

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On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G'ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by a galloping horse bursting from the woods, its rider impaled by two black-shafted arrows.

As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of King Zachary. Before he dies, he makes Karigan swear to deliver the "life and death" message he’s carrying and to complete his mission "for love of her country." The man gives her his green coat, with the symbolic brooch of his office, bestowing upon Karigan the title of Green Rider and changing her life forever. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination.

Green Rider is the first installment of the acclaimed Green Rider series.

About Kristen Britain

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Kristen Britain worked for decades as a National Park Ranger, giving her a unique understanding of wildlife environments and imbuing her work with a realistic feel for nature replete with all its beauty and danger. She is now a fulltime author and resides in Mount Desert, Maine.
Published November 2, 2008 by DAW. 483 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Karigan G'ladheon, unjustly suspended from school for drubbing a bully, runs away instead.

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Britain's first novel is a classic quest tale set in a standardized medieval fantasy world. It begins when protagonist Karigan G'ladheon is expelled from an exclusive school. In a forest on the way ho

Nov 02 1998 | Read Full Review of Green Rider

Fantasy Literature

True enough, and those are real problems here, but in many respects, whether we’re guilty over it or not, a lot of us got into fantasy on just such works, and ultimately Green Rider is a decent enough novel that — having completed it at last — I’m actually considering finding the sequel, somethin...

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Green Rider by Kristen Britain.

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Grasping For The Wind

In the world of Green Rider, magic used to be commonplace, but by Karigan�s time it had fallen into disuse, and was limited to the Green Riders and a few others.

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