The Queen Of The Tearling

Erika Johansen

Shelfie Score: 53%

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Publisher: Random House
Pages: 512


Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret after her mother – a monarch as vain as she was foolish – 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 nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother’s guard - each pledged to defend the queen to the dea...

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Eleanor Cooper

Second time reading this book, and I enjoyed it even more this time. It's one of my favourites due to the amount of fantasy politics in it; one of my favourite topics to read about. The characters are all intriguing, none of them perfect, all flawed in interesting and varied ways.


Bookaxe Characteristics for The Queen 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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