March 20, 2017

Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Title: Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2)
Author: Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 27th 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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You can read my review of Walk on Earth a Stranger - here
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.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Like a River Glorious is the second book in the saga The Gold Seer, the first book tells the story of Leah / Lee Westfall, she has the gift of feeling or finding gold, something that if discovered can be dangerous for her since she lives in 1849, in the middle of the gold rush, so in the first book she disguises herself as a man to escape her uncle who wants to use her for her gift. The same uncle Hiram that murdered Leah's parents, intending to stay with her and take advantage of her gift.

In this sequel, Leah lives in a settlement in California with the families she met on her trip from Georgia to California, in addition to her best friend and love interest Jefferson McCauley, they already know that she's a girl and with them they form a community in a place that Leah chose with her gift which is rich in gold, but despite having spent months since Leah saw her uncle Hiram, he has not forgotten her, for when he finds her, he will do everything in his power to have her at his side, regardless of whom he should step on to get her.

In this book we see Leah and her group of friends go through hardship, hard work and heartbreak that they must do to create their new community as well as some losses of some of their friends due to the greed of others, making Leah´s new adventure really difficult and she will suffer in order to live a life as an independent woman.

Like a River Glorious is a good sequel, a bit more raw than the previous one in relation to the way people of color, Native Americans and Chinese were treated in the time of the gold rush in California, as well as the prevailing rule of the strongest is the one who lives and the weak die. I can not wait to read the next book in this trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds educational as well as adventurous. Can't wait to read my copy!