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The Queen Of The Tearling : The Tearling Trilogy : Book 1 - Erika Johansen

The Queen Of The Tearling

The Tearling Trilogy : Book 1


Published: 31st July 2014
For Ages: 14+ years old
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Introducing an exciting new fiction talent, an unputdownably good debut novel that boasts both the depth of character and sinuous drama of Game of Thrones and the narrative drive of The Hunger Games . . .

Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother – Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid – was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea’s uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea’s 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother’s guard - each pledged to defend the queen to the death - arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding...

And so begins her journey back to her kingdom’s heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother’s legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea's story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance - it's about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive...

Read Hayley Shephard's Review

The book world is abuzz with the publication of The Queen of the Tearling. Likened to Game of Thrones for its epic setting and brutal violence, it has poignant moments that are reminiscent of the era of Queen Elizabeth Ist, and tells the story of a burdened girl in a dystopian world. Is it any wonder why I couldn’t stop reading? And why Emma Watson has chosen to play the lead in the upcoming film, despite hinting that she would steer clear from another big budget adaptation?

Kelsea Glynn is 19, and after the death of her mother, has reached the age whereby she can take the throne, currently occupied by her uncle, who has brought destruction to the land of the Tearling under the influence of a read more...


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  • Compelling Characters
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great For Any Age
  • Original Story
  • Takes You To Another World
  • Well Written


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    Comments about The Queen Of The Tearling:

    Loved it! The rich, detailed writing drew me into Kelsea's world and kept me involved until the end. I felt for Kelsea, who had previously led an isolated, sheltered life and was suddenly thrust among strangers with only her limited experience and her magic sapphire to guide her. I loved that she was not beautiful and perfect in everyway. I fell in love with the other characters too and have already jumped into the next book in the series.

    Comment on this review

    "I couldn't put the bloody thing down. It would be fair to say I became obsessed with the role and the book" -- EMMA WATSON "Did you love The Hunger Games? Partial to an episode of Game of Thrones? Then you're going to want to dive straight in to this new fantasy ... brilliantly imagined and captivatingly written" HEAT "An assured and confident debut ... featuring a strong female lead and a well-realised far-future post-apocalyptic world" INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "Like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction" DAILY MAIL "Destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen's writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can't wait for the next book." AMY McCULLOCH, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow

    Erika Johansen

    Erika Johansen was educated at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania before attending the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She later became an attorney. The Queen Of The Tearling – the first book in a trilogy – is her debut. Erika lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.

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    ISBN: 9780593072707
    ISBN-10: 0593072707
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 14+ years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 448
    Published: 31st July 2014
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.1
    Weight (kg): 0.59
    Edition Number: 1