The Invasion of the Tearling

Erika Johansen

Shelfie Score: 61%

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Publisher: Random House
Pages: 576


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 neighbouring 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...

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Eleanor Cooper

Ooooh I love this book so much. I enjoyed it the first time, but it seemed even better the second time round. I love Kelsea, but I felt somewhat inspired by William Tear, not exactly sure how to explain it. It is my favourite book for political fantasy, and I find I can't stop reading it. It plays with right vs wrong, good and evil, very well, without dragging as it still has brilliant stakes. The characters are brilliant. Kelsea is unique and flawed but strong. I have been trying so hard to work out who her father is, but I still can't work it out. I want so many more people to read this series.


Wow I read this in a day... and still it felt long. I did not enjoy this as much as I did the first one. I wasn't a fan of the flashbacks. While they answered some questions, they often got in the way and seemed unnecessary. Also, I felt like there was less action, something I liked in the first one, and I seem to be falling out of love with Kelsea, though Asia is taking the mantle as a great character. If only there was more of her.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Invasion of the Tearling

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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