I finally finished the novel The Green Rider by Kristen Britain and I liked it. It wasn’t my favorite fantasy novel ever but it had enough characterization and and action that I forgave some of its flaws.
According to Wikipedia, this book is a first novel and I could tell. Not to be disparaging, but there were elements that seemed out of place. The meeting with sisters early on in the book seemed to exist only to give the protagonist items she would need later on in the story–a la Tolkien. Her desire to ignore the repeated attempts to get her to believe that she had the necessary talent to be a good “Greenie” based on all that she had gone through was also particularly irksome. But overall, I’d say it was pretty good. Will I read the sequels? Probably, just not right away.
Yet, Kristen Britain did in 1999, what I haven’t yet found a way to accomplish yet in 2017. She wrote, finished, and published her first novel. This is the goal I’m working towards. I hope one day (soon) that I can also reach this milestone myself. Fingers crossed! 😀
Overall Grade: B-/C+