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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristen Britain Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Green Rider Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9780756407377
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The long-awaited sequel to Green Rider, First Rider's Call, and The High King’s Tomb

Once a simple student, Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand when she becomes a legendary Green Rider—one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced by magic to accept a dangerous fate she would never have chosen, headstrong Karigan has become completely devoted to the king and her fellow Riders.

But now, an insurrection led by dark magicians threatens to break the boundaries of ancient, evil Blackveil Forest—releasing powerful dark magics that have been shut away for a millennium.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Karigan’s adventures, full of strange and deadly encounters, provide [Blackveil's] core.... With characters you care about, touches of complicated romance, and some wonderfully weird developments (vampire hummingbirds!), this is a hard-to-put-down adventure. Locus
  • Kristen Britain’s Blackveil has everything that Green Rider fans could hope for, including romance, adventure, humor, time travel, dark magic, entertaining drama, ghosts, prophetic visions, and much more. Fantasy Book Critic
  • The latest Kariagan epic fantasy is a terrific entry loaded with subplots that provide the reader with both the big picture of the world of Kristin Britain and the small scale happenings that impact the larger scope.... With a strong diverse cast (a trademark of Ms. Britain), fans will welcome the return to Sacoridia. Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tavia | 2/11/2014

    " Okay I am mad as hell. How dare Ms. Britain leave the ending like that. Come on. She never did this before. What now I got to wait 3 to 4 years to read where she left off. Come one. This is not right. Other then the ending. I loved it. I knew it was not going to be the end of the series. I'm sure we have to wait a while longer for that one. I do regret one thing in this series though. Karigan doesn't seem to have a "real" lover. I mean ofcourse her and the king have a romantic pull toward each other. But their stations prevent any open romance to evolve. I am interested in how the author will play this one out. I hate that the king has unoffically been proclaimed married. Where will Karigan fit in with his life now. I really wanted to cry for Karigan in this story. Because it seems that she does a lot of giving of herself and is not getting anything she wants. Everything that happens to her is like fate. Like her path is written for her and she can not have any pleasures for herself. I gave this book four stars just because I was mad all day for the book ending as it did. She better have the next one in the works in a year. I swear! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 2/10/2014

    " The books are interesting, but I am beginning to lose faith in Britain's ability to finish this series. I'm starting to think that she just doesn't KNOW how to end it, so she's dragging it out until she dies to get out of the responsibility. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 1/27/2014

    " I loved it not my favorite. I am looking forward to the next "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alycia | 1/19/2014

    " Really like this series but this one has me pulling my hair out! Major cliffhanger ... and this author generally goes 4 years between books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonja | 1/17/2014

    " I couldn't put the book down. This would be 5 stars if the author gave some closure at the ending instead of leaving you wondering what's going to happen. Now I have to wait until the next one is written and published and who knows if that book will have any resolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/17/2014

    " i love this series, but i hate how the author leaves more dangling threads at the end of this book than she resolved from the last book :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/16/2014

    " Whew! Another can't-put-the-book-down addition to this on-going story. DANG! Do I have to wait for the next segment? That will be tough... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marina | 12/4/2013

    " The story was a bit slow at the beginning but the pace changed as I entered the triple digits in the pages. A nice enough sequel, and now we wait...again! How I loathe the waiting in series of fantasy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 6/2/2013

    " Ended on a total cliffhanger! Arg! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chloe Brown | 5/30/2013

    " I'm tired of cliffhangers. Great series, but come on!! Put these poor characters (and me the reader) out of their/my misery!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 5/4/2013

    " I enjoyed this series alot, but the first 3 books were a little better. Also I hated the cliff hanger at the end of this book. She takes years to write more books so thats frustrating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathi | 4/8/2013

    " Arghh! When does the next one come out?!? I hate cliffhangers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 3/25/2013

    " I really wish Britain would write these books faster. I've enjoyed this series so far. Its light reading, the chapters are short and the plot keeps moving. The cliffhanger is a bit annoying, especially since we probably won't find out what happens next for another five years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/17/2013

    " another fabulous book a little upset it wasn't the last one, and up set that she had to put some in appropriate stuff in it I will be using white out. But other than that I absolutely loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Webber | 2/12/2013

    " Karigan goes into Blackveil with the Eletians to find out what's left of their cities. Necromancer grandma makes life difficult. MASSIVE CLIFFHANGER. Buh! Whyyyyyyyyy? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soo | 2/1/2013

    " I enjoyed the story but the ending frustrated me to no end! Where's the next book!?!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/6/2013

    " REALLY enjoyed this one. It reminded me why I liked Book #1 so much. Now I have to wait awhile for the next one to come out... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 7/4/2012

    " It would have gotten four stars if not for the cliffhanger ending on two of the major plots. A good story with several plot threads, but the book has a beginning, middle, end (of two threads), and cliffhanger ending for two threads. That's all the review you're going to get. "

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About the Author
Author Kristen Britain

Kristen Britain grew up in the Finger Lake region of New York State and published her first book, a cartoon collection called Horses and Horsepeople, at the age of thirteen. After graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in film production, travel beckoned and she began a career as a ranger with the National Park Service. This enabled her to work in a variety of natural and historical settings, from three hundred feet below the surface of the Earth to thirteen thousand feet above sea level on the Continental Divide; and from the textile mills of the American Industrial Revolution to the homes of Americans who changed the course of history. Currently she lives in an adobe house in the high desert of New Mexico among the hummingbirds and lizards.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.