Blurb: Karigan G’ladheon had been a Green Rider, one of the king of Sacoridia’s elite magical messengers. In the messenger service she had been caught up in a world of deadly danger, and though she had defeated the Eletian who cracked the magical D’Yer Wall—which had protected Sacoridia for a thousand years from the dark influence of Blackveil Forest, and Mornhavon the Black’s evil spirit imprisoned within it—she had nonetheless been tainted by his wild magic.
Exhausted in body and spirit, Karigan had returned to her home in Corsa. But Karigan’s determination was no match for the Rider’s call. Ghostly hoofbeats echoed in the deep regions of her mind, and she returned to the court to find the Green Riders weakened and diminished. Rider magic was becoming unreliable, and she herself was having ghostly visions of Lil Ambriodhe, First Rider, and founder of the Green Rider corps. But why was she appearing to Karigan? And would Karigan be able to seek the help of a woman who had been dead for a thousand years?
Review: As is expected out of a second book, there are more things left unresolved by the end of this book than in the previous book, but not anything that is really a major cliffhanger. There is an awful lot that is going on in this book and we get bits from lots of different character perspectives, so at times it seems as if things are dragging along when, as a reader, you are more than ready for something to actually happen.
I’m not sure that I liked this one as well as the first one because the pace did seem on the slow side, but I did enjoy it. This one left me anxious to find out how things are going to play out in the next book, especially with regards to the relationship between the king and Karigan as well as if we are going to see an influx of new riders. I do hope that the pace picks up a bit, though.