Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Book Review: First Rider's Call

Book Title: First Rider's Call
Author: Kristen Britain
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 596

Quality Rating: 7
Content Rating: PG

The First Rider's Call doesn't have the race for your life feel that its predecessor, Green Rider, has, but it is equally good. Where as Green Rider was a story of a girl on the run for her life, its sequel is a book that deepens and broadens both the main character and the setting. The book starts and ends with action. In the middle is time travel, ancient manuscripts, and an evil villain who started out as adventurous young man. I'm a sucker for pasts that are revealed to be not quite what people remember them to be. I also still like Karigan, the young woman who continues to be vital to her world without the need for a man by her side. A woman who is not afraid to say 'no' to the man she loves, when he crosses a line.

This book is PG for its epic, battle violence as well as mild descriptions of past atrocities. The book hints at romance, but rarely sexuality, making it perfect for younger readers, or older readers who are tired of overt blatant sexuality in their books.

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