Saturday, March 5, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The High King’s Tomb - The Green Rider Series Book 3

Title: The High King’s Tomb - The Green Rider Series Book 3

Author: Kristen Britain

Publisher: Gollancz

RRP: $22.99

ISBN: 9780575099890

Release Date: March 2011

Pages: 768


An addictive fantasy series, a battle against hidden enemies and a brilliant young heroine battling against the odds...

With the ghostly help of the First Rider, Karigan G'ladheon had transported the corrupt spirit of Monrhavon the Black into the future, buying valuable time for her king and country. The D'Yer Wall, protecting Sacoridia from the dark, corrupted Blackveil forest, remains breached despite Karigan and her fellow Riders best efforts. They've scoured the land searching for lost documents and magical clues to help mend the breach, fend off any incursions from Blackveil Forest and, more pressingly, protect them from Mornhavon's return.

Nor is the breach in the wall the only danger. Mornhavon may have gone, but the descendants of his people remain and they're ready to claim the land that their forefathers failed to conquer. These vengeful enemies, hidden within the peaceful borders of Sacoridia, have spent generations honing their dark magic ready to strike and ensuring that their blow, when it comes, will be one that Karigan and the Sacordians have no defence against...


Kristen Britain lives in a log cabin in Maine where she writes full-time and pursues interests reading, guitar playing and cartoon illustration. She enjoys exploring the magical places around her and can often be found paddling a canoe in stillwater, ambling through the woods to mountain summits, or sitting along the rocky shore listening, watching and daydreaming.


Green Rider was the first novel published by Kristen Britain back in 1998, it has been rereleased along with the other three books in the series in 2011. The second book First Rider’s Call was published in 2003, the third, The High King’s Tomb in 2007 and the latest, Blackveil in February 2011.

It is lucky that I’ve picked up all four book together as I don’t know that I’d be able to handle waiting four to five years for the next instalment of a series I enjoyed reading.

The High King’s Tomb is the third book in Kristen Britain’s Green Rider Series of fantasy novels. In this instalment we see the humble merchant’s daughter, turned Green Rider, falling for her King. King Zachary has also shown he has romantic feeling for Karigan, but is committed to a political marriage of convenience with the Lady Estora of Coutre.

The drama continues to unfold with the failed attempt to fix the broken wall at Blackveil’s magical forest from book two in the series. Karigan’s life becomes more complicated with each new instalment in this series and I’m dreading to see how things unfold for her in the next book.

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