Sunday 19 February 2012

Review: The High King's Tomb - Kristen Britain

A thousand years ago the armies of the Arcosian Empire, led by Mornhavon the Black, crossed the great sea and tried to conquer the land of Sacoridia -and during Karigan G'ladheon's early years as a Green Rider, Mornhavon's spirit, sensing weakness in his prison walls and seeking vengeance, began to wake. With the ghostly help of the First Rider, Karigan had managed to drive off the spirit of Mornhavon-but for how long, no one could know. And now, the descendants of those Arcosians are ready to strike, reaching out to claim the land their forebears had tried to conquer. Worse, these vengeful enemies had spent generations honing their powers of dark magic-a force against which the Sacoridians had no defense . . . .

Series: Green Rider  #3, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 768, Publisher: Gollancz, Published: April 2011, Source: For review

My thoughts:
This is the third book in the Green Rider series and even though it ended well in the last one, things are yet to be resolved. 

The enemy is defeated, and yet he is not. Karigan is in love with the king and he loves her, but this fairy tale can get no happy ending and he is to be married. Which breaks my heart because they love each other and should be able to be together. But I liked her strength as she stays away, her sense of duty and honor is strong.

This book is about Karigan and a new rider being sent away to find something to save the D'Yer wall. We also learn a bit more about her rider gift. Then there is the story of Grandmother, an evil woman who is hiding with followers of the Second Empire. A bunch of evil idiots who wants to take over the country. And last the story of Alton and Dale who is trying to save the D'Yer wall, because for it to fall would mean that the darkness behind will escape. As for the characters, Grandmother is a good bad guy since she believes everything she does is good, and those are always the scariest. Karigan is good as always and I mourn her loss when she is not allowed to be with the one she loves. Then we got the usual baddies and good people trying to do their best in a world in turmoil.

And as the book ends I have no idea what will happen next, and I can't wait to read the next part. What will happen? And most of all, will she be happy? Because I do want happy even if that means not being with the one you loved first.

An adventurous third part in this saga and I am looking forward to reading more.

More horses


  1. Thats a pretty cover and this series sounds good.

  2. Huh...I like the cover! It annoys me how when you defeat the enemy they keep coming back! haha.

  3. I have the first book but haven't read it yet. Maybe I should put it higher on my TBR list. And I really love these covers :)

  4. Naida
    It sure is pretty :)

    Those bad bad people, can't they just stay away ;)

    I do hope you like it!

  5. pretty cover
    adding book1 on my tbr

    rad review b

  6. Hmm. I thought the cover was of a horse wearing a feathery dress at first! :)

  7. Roro
    Thanks :) I do hope you read and enjoy it

    LOL! Well that would be a sight


  8. I am to start this one but I am not sure when ;p. A nice review!

  9. Nice cover. Sounds like an interesting series, although not my type of book. Have a great week!

  10. You know I've heard people talk about this series, and I think I need to check it out. :) Glad to see you are enjoying it.

  11. Nice review :) I really am on the fence about this series. Might be a good one if I am in the mood for some new fantasy someday soon.

  12. I really loved the first book and now me thinks I should start over again and follow through to this one!

  13. I've only read the first two books in this series, preblogging days, and still haven't managed to get this one yet. Great review.

  14. I had read the first Green Rider book a while ago and for some reason never continued with the series. I'll have to dig it out and give it a reread.

  15. This does sound like a good fantasy book series. I am intrigued! :)

  16. Ana
    You have read the previous books?

    I do love my fantasy :) Same to you!

    It's fun, and I like a strong female and a bit of romance..well hints, but hints are still hints

    You really should come back to fantasy, *spooky voice* cooooooome back!

  17. Staci
    Then you really need to read book 2 before you forget everything

    I do hope you get to it one day then :) Before you forget everything ;)

    Maybe cos ...oh I do not know. But I hope you get back to it one day

    I love fantasy :D

  18. You know I kinda like this cover with just the one horse and its broad wing spread out in the foreground.

  19. I haven't heard about this series and if previous books are as good as this one appears to be I need to read them. Nice review.

  20. Steph
    I do like it, it's just that the other 2 look kind of the same

    I will read book 4 this weekend so we will see :)

  21. I'm currently waiting for Blackveil, the 4th book in the series, to arrive on my doorstep! Really looking forward to it. :)

  22. This book being part of a series, could it be read on it's own? And did it end in a cliffie? It sounded like it did from your review...

  23. Mirjam
    I plan to start Blackveil this weekend :)

    NOOOOOO! I know I say that you can do it a lot, but with this one, no way. One would be really lost. Even I was lost at first since it has been almost a year.

    Cliffie...well no and yes. All good for now. But bigger things are coming



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