Like a River Glorious

Hardcover | September 27, 2016

byRae Carson

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The sequel to the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award longlisted Walk on Earth a Stranger

After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home—one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson—her longtime best friend—hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes.

But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all?

Rae Carson, acclaimed author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, takes us deep into the gold fields as she continues this sweeping saga of magic and history, and an unforgettable heroine who must come into her own. Like a River Glorious is the second book in the Gold Seer trilogy.

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The sequel to the New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award longlisted Walk on Earth a Stranger. After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home—one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with fr...

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He will never stop hunting me down. I have to end him. And soon.Lee Westfall survived the dangerous journey to California. She found a new family inthe other outcasts of their wagon train, and Jefferson, her best friend, is beginning to woo her shamelessly. Now they have a real home—one rich in gold, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062242946

ISBN - 13:9780062242945

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Even better than the first! After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram. Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom. As much as I truly enjoyed the first book, I have to say I loved this sequel even more. The book picked up not long as the first book ended as our group was looking for a place to settle and start their gold hunt. There were less characters then at the beginning of the wagon train so we got to know some of the supporting characters better than we did in the first book. The three college boys were stand outs during the first but in this one, they were got a lot of focus and I fell in love with them even more. Becky Joyner was another character who really stood out and I enjoyed her scenes so much. The plot was slow-paced, much like the first. It took its time to develop the characters and the relationships between them, making the vivid descriptions of the scenery pop, introducing new characters. I loved that, while it was slow-paced, it was still a quick read and it never felt like it was dragging. I very likely would have loved reading about these characters making a life for themselves even without the danger Leah’s uncle presented. Leah grew a lot in the first book but I thought she really got to shine in this one. She was done hiding, she was done with people hurting her friends and her makeshift family, she was done with people controlling her. If the first book showed who Leah was with regards to herself, this one showed who she was in terms of her family and how far she was willing to go to keep them safe. It made me love her character even more. I loved Rae Carson after the Fire and Thorns series and all the Gold Seer trilogy is doing is permanently making her place on my auto-buy authors list. I need the next book now, not a year later. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-09-15

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“A celebration of great courage, the ability of people to come together as family, and the healing power of love. The exciting, sweet, and satisfying ending is probably only temporary, however, as the final book in the trilogy is forthcoming.”