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The Invasion of the Tearling

2, The Queen of the Tearling - A Novel

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In this riveting sequel to the national bestseller The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm.

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine. 

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 09, 2015 – After the events of 2014's The Queen of the Tearling, Kelsea Glynn is still settling into her role as the ruler of the titular land, which feels more like a fantasy realm than a distant planet populated by the descendants of people who fled Earth in search of a better life. Kelsea must juggle politics, war, and her own growing magical abilities as she faces an unstoppable opponent, the malevolent Red Queen. She is also having visions of the past, in which a young woman named Lily Mayhew gets caught up in William Tear's exodus from 21st-century America to a new world. As Lily struggles to free herself from an abusive relationship, Kelsea finds the key to dealing with the Red Queen. Johansen's vision of a dystopian near-future America is chilling and sadly plausible, but Kelsea's far-future world remains vague and ill-defined, and the magic is always precisely as powerful and versatile as the plot demands. While many questions are answered, many more arise, leading to a cliffhanger ending. Readers enticed by strong female characters who seize control of their own destiny will forgive the story's flaws.

Customer Reviews

Incredible Sequel

Fantastic... Engrossing! This fantasy/ sci-fi hybrid is original and spectacularly written. Ms. Johansen writes characters instantly recognizable and surprising without cliche. And the flashbacks to before the Crossing adds great tension and interest. I devoured the first two books and cannot wait until the next.

Sorry, this sequel was a kind of a bust

I read the first book and thought it was pretty good. It held my attention throughout. But this sequel just didn't live up. Why did Johansen decide to make Kelsea turn pretty? I liked her better when she was ugly. Plus really, the magical stuff just gets ridiculous after a while. If someone has magical powers , they can always invoke magic to beat their enemies. Don't bother with this sequel.

Spoiler review

I loved this book. The suspense was very amazing. There were so many things that shocked me and intrigued me like the Red Queen is related to Kelsea. When Pen and Kelsea had sex 😮😮😮 Love. I still can't wait for the next one, I need to know who Kelsea's father is. In the book it said it was a Tear descendent, so it could be William Tear. I hope that Lily gets to see her sister . I really want Pen and Kelsea to work. Can't wait for book 3

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The Invasion of the Tearling
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Jun 09, 2015
  • Publisher: Harper
  • Print Length: 544 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 2, The Queen of the Tearling
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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