Kristen Britain, author of the Green Rider series, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on May 12. PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANA WHITING

Britain to bring ‘Firebrand’ to the Jesup

BAR HARBOR — New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Kristen Britain, who began the Green Rider series while she was a park ranger at Acadia National Park, will visit the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. with the sixth book in the series, “Firebrand.”

The Green Rider series is widely known for its immersive world-building and memorable characters, including one of epic fantasy’s first female protagonists, Karigan G’ladheon. Through five previous installments, fans have followed Karigan, a runaway schoolgirl who finds herself in deep peril when she agrees to bear a message to the king for a dying Green Rider.

Britain, a protégé of best-selling author Terry Goodkind, is now a full-time writer but for decades worked as a national park ranger. This background gives her a unique understanding of wildlife environments and gives her work a realistic feeling of nature replete with all its beauty and dangers. Her books have been published in seven languages and are internationally best-selling. Visit

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the library. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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