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Hardcover Green Rider (Green Rider Trilogy Book 1) Book

ISBN: 0886778247

ISBN13: 9780886778248

Green Rider (Green Rider Trilogy Book 1)

(Book #1 in the Green Rider Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Magic, danger, and adventure abound for messenger Karigan G'ladheon in author Kristen Britain's New York Times -bestselling Green Rider fantasy series - "F irst-rate fantasy." --Library Journal On her...

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8 ratings

one of the best fiction books ive read, fun, fast paced. Totally enjoyable.

fast moving, believable characters. keeps your interest perked. Story line was believable. Karigans trials and tribulations are corresponding to all age groups, either what adults lived through or what young adults will have to confront in their journeys. everyone with an open, inquisitive, imaginative mind should read the book.

A great escape

I first read this book in 7th grade and ever since I found out 5 years ago that it was a series I have bought every book to the series and can not wait for the newest one to come out!

Green Rider is a must read

Once you begin Green Rider you will not want to put it down. Never a dull moment. I really enjoyed reading this.


This is my absolute favorite book. I even bought and sent a copy to my best friend in Florida and she is addicted to the series. We are both on pins and needles waiting for the third book. I just recently bought a copy for my little sister to read and hopefully she'll like it too. I always recommend this books to others as well. This series is the only one that I bought a hardback book and actually read it without buying a paperback to finish it. I just hate lugging around a big heavy book but I did not mind this one at all because it is soooo GOOD!

A great book!

I think Green Rider is a wonderful fantasy novel. It is now one of my favorites.Summary/A bit of a spoiler:-Green Rider is about a girl named Karigan G'ladheon , who runs away from her school in Selium after getting suspended from school for winning a fight against the heir of the lord-governor of Mirwell Providence. Karigan encounters a dying young man slumped over his horse with 2 black-shafted arrows pierced through his back. His name is F'ryan Cobblebay, he tells her that he is a messenger for the King, a Green Rider. His words to Karigan: "The satchel on the saddle... important message for... king. Life or death. If you love Sacor... Sacoridia and its king, take it. Take it to him."She felt terrified and wanted to run, but she also felt that she needed to help. She agrees with reluctance and swears to him that she will give King Zachary the important message. He gives her his brooch, which will identify her as a messenger.F'ryan's last words to her: "Beware the shadow man."The silent ghost of F'ryan tries to help her out as much as possible. Assassins are trying to hunt her down for Cobblebay's important message to the King. Her brooch helps her out with her first encounter with some assassins by making her invisible. The magic from the brooch accepts her as a Green Rider. A long the way during each part of her adventure she meets different sorts of people that give her encouragement such as 2 friendly sisters, an Eletian(an elf), etc...There are some of those that are not what they appear to be...This book is filled with adventure, action, magic, intrigue, and a bit of romance which will probably develop more in Britain's second book about the Green Riders!Check out: The Sword, the Ring, and the Chalice trilogy by Deborah Chester!

A fun read!

Once again it has been proved to me that an attractive cover IS a good judge of a book. I picked this one off the library shelf in a hurry, inside flap unread, because the cover art caught my eye and I was in a rush because my sis is not known for her great patience. I am happy to say that judging the book by the cover, in this case, did me no harm but a lot of good. It was fun reading! The beginning is harmless and light fantasy stuff, entertaining but hardly gripping, yet as the story progresses it picks up pace, and by the second half I was glued to the pages. That tantalizing hint of romance-to-come in the ending makes me very curious to read the sequel. I am also so glad that unlike a lot of other new fantasies, there was no obligatory excessive gore, no droning on and on about the scenery, but still giving you a fine sense of setting, and even better: decency! Thank God! There has been such a prolific amount of sex rampaging through fantasies these days that I've been despairing of ever finding a "nice", slightly romantic fantasy devoid of all that. But enough of my requirements, let me simply say without further ado, that this was a good book with the key word being "promising" and that I was SO disappointed to find that this is the first-and-only book by author Kirsten Britain. Hope she changes that soon!

Great Entertainment in a Classical Style!

Definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a fun and fast read. Yes, there are quite a few predictable elements, but Britain's style is enjoyable, descriptive, and leads you from one page to the next - no dragger here! It reminds me of some of the best fantasy I've read with a Tolkienesqe quality - plenty of behind the scenes history that could be explored with a heroine of some quality. I hope that Ms. Britain is up to the task of doing it. I look forward to a sequel. The typos complained of in the hard cover I did not notice in the paperback. If you're a critic, you'll probably not like this book - it is somewhat formulaic (ie, good does triumph over the bad, and truly new fantasy character types are hard to come up with), and the descriptive overkill that some critics seem to like is absent. I recommend this to any reader over 13; it has some violence, none of the obligatory sex scenes, some romance, and colorful but tasteful dialogue. This is Entertainment!

What Fantasy Escapism is all about!

If you read to be entertained and to escape the daily routine of life, then this is an excellent book to read! Yes, it is fairly predictable and classic in the good-vs-evil department, but, for me, this is the beauty of it. No unwanted surprises in language or overtones. Uncomplicated pure fantasy! I was caught up in the story very quickly and found it enjoyable reading all the way though. I look forward to more from Ms. Britain! I have passed this book on to my 12 year old daughter without any worries over any inappropriate content.
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