Monday, 5 March 2012

Review: Blackveil - Kristen Britain

Karigan G'ladheon was a regular girl until she stumbled across a dying man. There were two arrows embedded in his back, and wherever his horse was taking him, he was going to die before they got there. 
He gave Karigan his horse, his cloak and his brooch - the symbol that he was one of the King's Green Riders - and, with them, his mission. To deliver a message to the King. He made her swear to do it . . . even though the Shadow Man who killed him would be hot on her trail. That mission made her a Green Rider. 
Now, her first legendary mission is long complete. Karigan has learnt to wield the magic her Green Rider brooch allows her to access, and she's used it to defy some of the most terrifying dark magicians of the age. But while Mornhavon the Black has gone, he's not defeated. His restless spirit haunts Blackveil, the lethal, corrupt forest that stands beyond a failing magical wall at the edge of King Zachary's territory. Karigan's destiny is leading her there, and when her King asks her to join a mission to Blackveil to save the remnants of a dying race, it seems she has little choice but to follow it .

Series: The Green Rider #,4, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 672, Published: Feb 2012, Publisher: Gollancz, Source: For review


My thoughts:
I want more...but do you know what the most horrible part i? Knowing that it might take years before book 5 comes out! Yes I do mean years because book 1 came out in 1998..do the math. The other books have all ended well, even if the doom is out there, but this one, no of course it did not end like that. It ended with one huge cliffie, a true evil cliffie in every sense of the word. I despair...I must know! But no, it will take a few years. 

As has been said before the second Empire still wants to take over the country. Grandmother, that evil witch is up to her old tricks. A truly well made evil baddie. She thinks she is good, while she certainly is the opposite. But she is not the only evil one, back at court we have someone else who is wolf among sheep. I thought he was bad in book 3, but here, oh that man needs to be stopped. 

The good guys then. Alton is trying to fix the wall, King Zachary is still brooding over Karigan. Karigan is being sent to the Blackveil (and is brooding too), Lord Amberhill who showed up in book 3 has a bigger part all the sudden and I can't put my finger on it. Does Britain mean Karigan to end up with him? But then he did flirt with the future queen too. Anyway he has a destiny. And Estora, well she is all nice (too nice), and things happens, she deals well with them, but at one time I just wanted her to say stop because it was shameful. I can't say what happened, but at least for medical reasons she should have known better. So yes I do not like her. And not only cos I want Karigan and Zachary to be happy. Which they never will be, and I really do not know how Britain will fix this. Amberhill? But I do not want that to happen. Oh the romance drama is so non-existing in a way and yet so very delicious. 

Going into the Blackveil means danger, and a lot of it. Secrets, blood and more is promised in this exciting new part of the Green Rider series. 

Conclusion:
But, how will I survive until book 5? And how will Britain save this poor world? But then good always wins and I always doubt it. I do need more, and now.


48 comments:

  1. Maybe you can re-read the series? It's a long time to wait!

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    1. I can do that, maybe one book a year? :)

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  2. Years! I don't know if I could deal with a multiple year-long wait for the next book in a series. I'm just not that patient! Seems like the wait is worth it for you though:):)

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    1. I just hope that is the last book cos else..omg, like 8 years before I know the end o_O

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  3. And this is why I stay clear of series'. I feel your pain.

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  4. This sounds like a great series! Man, the amount of series you must have to keep straight!

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    1. Order? It's more like chaos. I can't keep up, sometimes I remember a series I have yet to finish, lol, it takes time

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  5. It's Monday and you want me to do math??? ;)

    Oh I hate having to wait a few months for the next book let alone years. Oh why are authors so cruel? (like those that kill the sweet loving dragon-shifters... but I digress... <3)

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    1. *shifty eyes* I have no idea what you are talking about...I am sure he is still alive. Maybe there is a potion...;)

      The worst thing is when one dies o_O My heart broke and I cried when Robert Jordan died

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  6. Well, that's a long time! As I'm already waiting years for Scott Lynch and George R. R. Martin, I think I'll give this one a miss.

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    1. I have been waiting for quite some time for the new Wheel of Time book too. That series I started in..let's see, high school, so maybe 16 years of my life I have dedicated to it

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  7. I'm not sure I can do the maths - I only feel 21 and that means it's only 2001... :-)

    Sounds like a good series - it's been on my wishlist for ages! :)

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    1. Only 21? You silly girl. I am 25 going on 26, and will stay like that ;)

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  8. I'm not good at math but wow that's so long! Makes me reconsider starting this serie ;)

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    1. If you read 1 book a year it will work out ;)

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  9. You gotta hate those series where there isn't a new one every year, don't you? lol.

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    1. Oh I do, but then I hate waiting in general ;)

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  10. That's the worst!! I haaaate the long wait between books -- that's why I try to start a series when it's done, so I don't have to wait! I adore the cover on this one!

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    1. I really should try that but I can't! I get this urge to read a series and I have to read it, just have to

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  11. It sounds like a good series. Oh how I wanted to cry waiting for the Harry Potter books, I cant imagine waiting years and years.

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  12. Oh, the pain of the slowly written series!

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  13. "How will I survive until Book 5?" - I Love it! This must be one heck of a series.

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    1. Things are just so...arghhhh, all is not well

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  14. I've heard many people loving this series. I do need to get to it. But I think I'll wait until all the books are out. I do hate a good cliffie. ;D LOL! Thanks!

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    1. Then again if you read one book/year you will get there in time ;)

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  15. Blast that author! uugh, I'm sorry about the HUGE cliffe at the end. Maybe she'll be done quicker than you think. :)

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    1. *fingers crossed*
      I saw that others felt the same cos yes it takes time to write a book like this

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  16. I really need to revisit this series sometime. Thanks for the incentive.

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  17. 5 yrs.that is aweful for you..but good for me...i have time to catch up..lol

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  18. Oh dear, that sounds like there is going to be a lot of frustration in my future once I finally receive Blackveil and read it! If there is one thing I despair of it's that she takes so long to write a book. Why can't she be like Christine Feehan or Nora Roberts? But I have series with authors who are worse...

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    1. Usually I know, oh things will work out but here...I just do not think they will o_O

      Yes why can't she

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  19. I do hope the author has pity on the readers and puts out book no 5 soon.

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  20. I really must re-read this series. I gave away the first two books...bummer for me!

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  21. Poor B! I know how much this wait will bother you. Glad you enjoy them so much. Maybe you should re-read them in a bit to wait it out until Book 5?

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    1. Good idea cos I will sure have the time to do it

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  22. Five years is such a long wait. I always say that books in certain series come out faster than I can read them but this is like the opposite.

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    1. True, some comes out so fast that I can't keep up. But then there are those that are sooo slow

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  23. Awwwww yes the curse of loving a series by a person that takes YEARS to get another one released. For me, that is Diana G. but same thing! :)

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    1. Oh yes, hasn't she been around forever? oh now I know, the cave bear peeps books, now those have taken time

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  24. I HATE cliffies!!! I don't think I would ever be picking this book up until the last book comes out....

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    1. Well, sure it was a cliffie but people will be fine

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