About the BookGreen Rider is Kristen Britain's first published novel and the first book of the Green Rider Trilogy. Karigan G'ladheon, a merchant's daughter, runs away from school after being expelled for fighting. But fate intervenes when she chances upon a young man dying on the road. The man is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and he carries a message for the king on which may lie the fate of the kingdom. He begs Karigan to carry his message, and when she reluctantly agrees, he bestows upon her the goldern winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office. With his dying breath, he whispers, "Beware the shadow man...".
Karigan's promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the messaged, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination.