Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Like a River Glorious (Gold Seer Trilogy, #2)

by Rae Carson

Lee Westfall a young woman who can sense gold in the world around her and her friends have staked their claims in California, but the real danger and power of Lee's gift is only just beginning. The second book in Rae Carson's Gold Seer trilogy escalates the romance, the magic, and the action of Lee Westfall's epic story.

Reviewed by Amber (The Literary Phoenix) on

5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Genuinely. LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS is just as good as WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER. The characters are dynamic and likable, the villains dark and unforgivable. The world Rae Carson has created feels like a true reflection of the actual historical period, but unlike every other piece of historical fiction I've ever read, she faces racism and sexism head on and it's beautiful.

I love watching Lee grow into her powers, Jeff grow into his identity, and the settlers build a town. I feel like the odds keep stacking up and that something major is going to explode in book three and I'm so excited for it. This is a rare second book that added to the momentum of the first while maintaining high stakes and an interesting storyline. I LOVED it. It was perfect in every way.

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