The High King's Tomb: Book Three of Green Rider
by Kristen Britain
Cover Artist: Donato Giancola
Review by Sam Lubell
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756402662
Date: 01 November 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The High King's Tomb is the third book in the Green Rider series, yet in many ways it reads like the middle book of a trilogy. It continues plot lines from the second book, and, while resolving the immediate crisis, leaves the larger threat unaltered. And while the second book transcended the generic fantasy elements that dominated the first book, this third book seems a half step back. Tomb still is a good read, although probably understandable only by those who have recently read the first two. Fans of Mercedes Lackey' Herald series or any of the many novels in which a young woman comes of age and learns she has magical gifts will feel right at home. But overall, Tomb seemed not quite as good as book two, although still better than book one. From official release/information:
Book Description: For Karigan G'ladheon, the call of magic in her blood is too strong to resist. Karigan returns to the Green Riders, the magical messengers of the king, to find she's badly needed. Rider magic has become unstable, many Riders have been lost, and the Rider corps is seriously threatened. The timing couldn't be worse. An ancient evil, long dormant, has reawakened, and the world is in peril. Karigan must face deadly danger and complex magic to save the kingdom from certain doom.