Audiobook Review Winterlight (Green Rider #7) by Kristen Britain

Posted November 24, 2021 by jrsbookr in Audibook Review, Fantasy / 0 Comments

by kristen britain
Audiobook Review Winterlight (Green Rider #7) by Kristen BritainWinterlight Narrator: Ellen Archer
Length: 29 hours
Series: Green Rider #7
Published by Penguin on September 14, 2021
Source: Review Audiobook
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 848
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Format: Audiobook
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This seventh novel of the Green Rider series follows the adventures of messenger, magic wielder, and knight Karigan G'ladheon as she fights to save king and country from dark magic and a looming war.

After her capture at the hands of Grandmother and the Second Empire, Karigan G'ladheon is making halting progress towards recovery. Karigan takes on increasingly dangerous missions, haunted by the specter of her torturer, Nyssa, and sinking ever further into the mire of her recollections of the past and the losses she's sustained.

Meanwhile, the forces of the Second Empire are moving on Sacoridia and their primary target is a vulnerable garrison that guards a crucial mountain pass. Faced with new fatherhood and a country on the verge of war, King Zachary sends a contingent of soldiers and Green Riders to the pass--but his own recovery from the events of the north is not yet complete either.

Reunited with her fellow Riders at the pass, Karigan takes on a leadership role, but quickly finds that the Riders are not as she last left them. As tension mounts and war draws ever closer to the heart of Sacoridia, Karigan must discover what it truly means to be a Rider and a hero of the realm--and what sacrifices must be made to truly heal from her past.


Winterlight is 23 years in the making and is the 7th book in the Winterlight series. Winterlight is the next-to-last story in the current arc, but more will be explored in the green rider series. The author finally lays all the cards out for Karigan, Zachary, and Estora. Finally, the emotional entanglement comes to a fantastic twist towards the end, so the result will be forefront as we wait for the next installment.
Karigan spends a good portion of this story fighting with the demon Nissa and her grandmother from the second empire. Lala, the granddaughter, is a captive, but they try to make her feel at home in the camp and are hoping to break the hold of the second empire and have her change her ways.
Estoria is awaiting the arrival of her twins and struggles with being in her position as queen while Zachary is away. She struggles with the relationship she knows is strong between Zachary and Karigan. Britain has an epic way of storytelling and pulling the emotions from now into her stories. Karigan is thwarting with physical and emotional pain. After the few years we have spent and continue to pay in this pandemic, this story makes the characters come to life. I’m sad to know this story, like all stories, will soon come to an end, and I am sure it will be an epic story but also curious to see who will take center stage next in the green rider world.

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About Ellen Archer

Ellen Archer is an acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of a coveted Audie Award. She is a multi Audie Award Finalist, the recipient of many Audiofile Earphones Awards, ListenUP and ALA awards.
Ellen made Audiofile Magazine’s the “BEST OF AUDIO” for 2016 and 2017 (tag). Ellen has recorded over 175 Audiobooks, including THE CHEMIST by Stephenie Meyer (tag) (Twilight series), ROOM by Emma Donoghue (tag) and a number of NY Times Bestsellers by authors such as James Patterson (tag), Sandra Brown (tag) and Anna Quindlen (tag).
Ellen is a NYC based voice over artist who has also over 300 National Television commercials for MetLife, Johnson and Johnson, Lysol, Ambien and many more.
Ellen has performed on the New York stage and regionally in music theatre, straight theatre and in cabarets. She is a classically trained singer (tag to demos) with a degree in Voice from the Boston Conservatory. These days, she’s performing her one woman show with music that reflects her varied career.

About kristen britain

Kristen Britain is the New York Times bestselling author of the Green Rider Series. She lives in an adobe house in the high desert of the American Southwest beneath the big sky, and among lizards and hummingbirds and tumbleweeds.