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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"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 ShadowReview:
'I had kind of said I would never do a franchise again, so I was desperate to hate it. Unfortunately, I didn't sleep for about a week because 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)
'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)
'Destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen's writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can't wait for the next book.' (Amy McCulloch)
'A fast-paced and original fantasy, written with a confident and accomplished style, with plenty of intrigue and mystery.' (Adrian Tchaikovsky)
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Book Description Harper, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. soft back book New [ br ]. Bookseller Inventory # 011616033
Book Description Harper, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062328093
Book Description Harper, 2014. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neu/sofort versandbereit - auf Lager - Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mothers throne, learn to be a rulerand defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. 448 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000383069
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Book Description Harpercollins, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 0 edition. 448 pages. 8.90x5.91x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-0062328093