The Queen of the Tearling

Author(s): Erika Johansen

Fantasy

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...

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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 ...

"The Queen of the Tearling is a gripping read with an enchanting heroine. Erika Johansen has created a wonderful world and I can't wait to read more." BERNARD CORNWELL "A fast-paced and original fantasy, written with a confident and accomplished style, with plenty of intrigue and mystery." ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, author of the bestselling 'Shadows of the Apt' series)...

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780593072707
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Bantam Press
  • : June 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Erika Johansen
  • : Paperback
  • : 814
  • : 380