Like a River Glorious : The Gold Seer Trilogy

  • by Rae Carson
  • Narrated by Erin Mallon
  • Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy
  • 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the New York Times best-selling and National Book Award long-listed 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.

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Golden sequel!

Would you listen to Like a River Glorious again? Why?

Yes! This sequel gives the reader everything that a sequel should: revelations, tension, terror, hope and in this one, lots of gold. The pacing was perfect for me as we learn about mining, life in California and the progression of Leah's story.


What other book might you compare Like a River Glorious to and why?

I would compare it to the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix because there's a great balance of passing time and building tension to the plot.


Have you listened to any of Erin Mallon’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to Walk on Earth a Stranger and I love Mallon's narration. She's up there with some of my top favorite narrators. Her tender emotion gripped at my own emotions many times and her soft Southern accent gives extra life and authenticity to the story.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some parts made me giggle and some made me tense when things were quickly escalating. There's a few shockers in this book and I felt uncertainty when the book ends. I have no idea where the final book will go, but that's a good thing. Carson has managed to make me feel something in every book, which had been somewhat rare for me in the past.


Any additional comments?

This is a special series that I don't know that we'll see again. The backdrop of 1849 America is wild, terrifying, realistic and beautiful. There's a healthy romantic relationship that builds in this book, as well as great messages of serving others, tolerance of others and bravery. Highly recommended series.

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- A. Cooper

A gem of a story. Definitely recommend it!

This series is great. I loved Rae Carson's Fire and Thorn series a few years back and was looking for a new book and came across this series. I would definitely recommend it. I had gone through a few audiobooks where either the story was silly or the narrator was bad, but these books did not suffer from that. I thought the story was original with lots of details of life during the gold rush. The characters were fairly well flushed out and were not unidimensional like they are in so many fantasy novels. In fact, I hesitate to call this fantasy because the fantasy elements were really minor. I gave the story 4 stars because it did get a little slow in some places. Also, I would like to see a little more detail about the magical aspects of her "gift" and understand a little more about whether there are others like her, etc (I guess I'm asking for some additional world building in the concluding book). The narrator was absolutely excellent. A pleasure to listen to and I will be getting the third book in October when it comes out.
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- zoopmama

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio