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Kim (Mistry) -
Subject: Any other Kristen Britain fans?
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 12:49 PM ET
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 I'm finally reading The High King's Tomb, book 3 in the Green Rider series. I re-read the 2nd book, First Rider's Call and really enjoyed it, finding new things the 2nd time around.  Just looking to see if anyone else has read this author and if you liked the books as much as I did.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 2:40 PM ET
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I have not, though I recognize the name from the DAW lists, and I'll get to her eventually.  Good to know someone likes her :)  Are the books similar to any other authors you could name?

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 6:36 PM ET
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 You know, Matt, I never thought of it  that way:)   One of my favorite authors  is Kate Forsyth, who wrote the Witches of Eileanan series, and they are similar to that  in a way.   The characters are strong young women, the undertones of magic, and the battles between good and evil are all there.   Britain is not as.....lyrical  as, say, Elizabeth Haydon's Rhapsody series, but  her writing is strong and I really enjoyed the storyline. There are 3 so far, with plans for at least 3 more, if not more.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 6:10 PM ET
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I like her. I also like the Witches of Eileanan series as well. I'm about to read the second book, Riders First Call. I waited a long time for the next book in the series and then totally forgot about the author when it didn't come out for a few years.

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 10/7/2008 8:25 PM ET
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 I know what you mean, Valerie. Some authors just take so long to put out the next book you end up having to start all over again with the series to even remember what happened the last time!

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 8:28 AM ET
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I was fortunate enough to meet Kristin right after Green Rider came out. It's very unusual for DAW to release a newcomer's first book as hardcover and she was really excited to be promoting it.

Kristin was/is a park ranger in Acadia National Park. She is also a protege of Terry Goodkind who used to live here. In fact I think he's here for a visit cause I saw him in the grocery store last night.

I loved Green Rider. But I haven't read the others and it's been so long since I read it that I'm going to have to read it again so I can continue with the others.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 4:02 PM ET
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I just ordered Green Rider and I have the second book on my wish list. 

Edit - I guess the 3rd book is available in PB, and it's on my WL as well



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Date Posted: 12/16/2008 8:28 PM ET
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I love her books! I discovered Green Rider about a year ago and was immediately hooked. The first two are definitely are so awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on the third book... :)

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 12:59 PM ET
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Hi All, Yep, I really love her writing. The books are a really good read/escape. I read the Green Rider when it first came out and was on pins and needles waiting for the follow ups.

Date Posted: 1/15/2009 8:34 PM ET
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Hey: ) I liked Green Rider when it first came out. Seemed to get more popular with time didn't it? I got a kick out of the fact that in the first book she named a river after Terry Goodkind (the river "terrygood"). I thought the second and third books had more depth but in a way...i don't know, went in a kind of predictable pattern with the whole in-love-with-the king thing. I think i liked the first one best - it had a sense of originality with talking to the animals that i didn't find in the following...

anyways, can you tell I'm a big Kristen Britain nut? I was so excited to meet fellow fans! Peace :)

Date Posted: 7/30/2009 12:36 AM ET
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I'm a huge fan...she's probably my favorite author! but I can't seem to find any other books or authors that captivate me as much as hers do. I'm a little frustrated...any recommendations?
Date Posted: 7/30/2009 9:28 PM ET
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I just finished reading the 3 current books out by her. Anybody have any info when Book 4 will be out?

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 9:07 PM ET
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 Derrick, I checked her website and while it says she is working on the next book, there is no info on release date.

Katie, you may enjoy Kate Forsyth's Witches of Eileanan series.  She is fantastic and I've read her books over and over again.   There's magic, good v. evil, talking to animals, dragons, the works, but it all comes together flawlessly and they are real page turners.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 6:44 PM ET
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thanks so much!!
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 1:51 PM ET
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I do most "light" reading in winter weather; just got her 1st book, finished & got her 2nd in mail; the 3rd is on the way; but YES I really enjoyed the first book;  it's even more amazing cuz I just finished the "witches series;  had a hard time finding them locally but finally did; very different; sadly our local libraries leave a lot to be desired;

currently on 'sons of the Oak by Farland; once finsihed will start with Britains' 2nd book;  am really looking forward to reading it!

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 1:56 PM ET
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I am reading First Riders Call right now. So far I like it but it is not grabbing me as much as the first one did. Still I think it is an enjoyable read.