Review: Blackveil – Kristen Britain

Karigan G’ladheon was a regular girl until she stumbled across a dying man. There were two arrows embedded in his back, and wherever his horse was taking him, he was going to die before they got there. 
He gave Karigan his horse, his cloak and his brooch – the symbol that he was one of the King’s Green Riders – and, with them, his mission. To deliver a message to the King. He made her swear to do it . . . even though the Shadow Man who killed him would be hot on her trail. That mission made her a Green Rider. 
Now, her first legendary mission is long complete. Karigan has learnt to wield the magic her Green Rider brooch allows her to access, and she’s used it to defy some of the most terrifying dark magicians of the age. But while Mornhavon the Black has gone, he’s not defeated. His restless spirit haunts Blackveil, the lethal, corrupt forest that stands beyond a failing magical wall at the edge of King Zachary’s territory. Karigan’s destiny is leading her there, and when her King asks her to join a mission to Blackveil to save the remnants of a dying race, it seems she has little choice but to follow it .

Series: The Green Rider #,4, Genre: Fantasy, Pages: 672, Published: Feb 2012, Publisher: Gollancz, Source: For review

My thoughts:
I want more…but do you know what the most horrible part i? Knowing that it might take years before book 5 comes out! Yes I do mean years because book 1 came out in 1998..do the math. The other books have all ended well, even if the doom is out there, but this one, no of course it did not end like that. It ended with one huge cliffie, a true evil cliffie in every sense of the word. I despair…I must know! But no, it will take a few years. 
As has been said before the second Empire still wants to take over the country. Grandmother, that evil witch is up to her old tricks. A truly well made evil baddie. She thinks she is good, while she certainly is the opposite. But she is not the only evil one, back at court we have someone else who is wolf among sheep. I thought he was bad in book 3, but here, oh that man needs to be stopped. 
The good guys then. Alton is trying to fix the wall, King Zachary is still brooding over Karigan. Karigan is being sent to the Blackveil (and is brooding too), Lord Amberhill who showed up in book 3 has a bigger part all the sudden and I can’t put my finger on it. Does Britain mean Karigan to end up with him? But then he did flirt with the future queen too. Anyway he has a destiny. And Estora, well she is all nice (too nice), and things happens, she deals well with them, but at one time I just wanted her to say stop because it was shameful. I can’t say what happened, but at least for medical reasons she should have known better. So yes I do not like her. And not only cos I want Karigan and Zachary to be happy. Which they never will be, and I really do not know how Britain will fix this. Amberhill? But I do not want that to happen. Oh the romance drama is so non-existing in a way and yet so very delicious. 
Going into the Blackveil means danger, and a lot of it. Secrets, blood and more is promised in this exciting new part of the Green Rider series. 
Conclusion:
But, how will I survive until book 5? And how will Britain save this poor world? But then good always wins and I always doubt it. I do need more, and now.
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48 thoughts on “Review: Blackveil – Kristen Britain

  1. Jenny says:

    Years! I don't know if I could deal with a multiple year-long wait for the next book in a series. I'm just not that patient! Seems like the wait is worth it for you though:):)

  2. Melissa (Books and Things) says:

    It's Monday and you want me to do math??? ;)Oh I hate having to wait a few months for the next book let alone years. Oh why are authors so cruel? (like those that kill the sweet loving dragon-shifters… but I digress… <3)

  3. Aarti says:

    Well, that's a long time! As I'm already waiting years for Scott Lynch and George R. R. Martin, I think I'll give this one a miss.

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    *shifty eyes* I have no idea what you are talking about…I am sure he is still alive. Maybe there is a potion…;)The worst thing is when one dies o_O My heart broke and I cried when Robert Jordan died

  5. Mel says:

    I'm not sure I can do the maths – I only feel 21 and that means it's only 2001… :-)Sounds like a good series – it's been on my wishlist for ages! 🙂

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    I have been waiting for quite some time for the new Wheel of Time book too. That series I started in..let's see, high school, so maybe 16 years of my life I have dedicated to it

  7. Audra says:

    That's the worst!! I haaaate the long wait between books — that's why I try to start a series when it's done, so I don't have to wait! I adore the cover on this one!

  8. naida says:

    It sounds like a good series. Oh how I wanted to cry waiting for the Harry Potter books, I cant imagine waiting years and years.

  9. Mirjam says:

    Oh dear, that sounds like there is going to be a lot of frustration in my future once I finally receive Blackveil and read it! If there is one thing I despair of it's that she takes so long to write a book. Why can't she be like Christine Feehan or Nora Roberts? But I have series with authors who are worse…

  10. Jenny Girl says:

    Poor B! I know how much this wait will bother you. Glad you enjoy them so much. Maybe you should re-read them in a bit to wait it out until Book 5?

  11. Jenny N. says:

    Five years is such a long wait. I always say that books in certain series come out faster than I can read them but this is like the opposite.

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