Author(s): Erika Johansen
In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - she surrendered herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy, and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison in Mortmesne. Now the endgame begins and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will finally be revealed . . .
"An unputdownable, epic conclusion filled with unexpected twists. You'll want to cancel all plans as this gripping adventure is easy to swallow in one sitting." BUZZFEED "Fantasy fans will flock to this electrifying conclusion to the best-selling Tearling trilogy." COSMOPOLITAN "Kelsea flourishes alongside the other female characters at the center of the novel: These are powerful, determined women who work hard to accomplish their goals even as their mistakes haunt them. Johansen doesn't punish them for these mistakes; she allows them to grow, leading to a well-earned ending." WASHINGTON POST "A thrilling conclusion to a fantastic trilogy." BOOKLIST "Johansen has consistently taken huge narrative risks with this series, which started as a traditional fantasy and then began incorporating glimpses of a dystopian alternate world... richly developed characters who are never boring black and white, and villains who are as fascinating as the heroes ... outstanding." LIBRARY JOURNAL
ERIKA JOHANSEN grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She went to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania before attending the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She eventually became an attorney but she never stopped writing. Her debut was the international bestseller, The Queen of the Tearling - the first novel in a remarkable trilogy. This was followed by the acclaimed The Invasion of the Tearling and The Fate of the Tearling. Erika now lives in England. Author photo (c) Victoria Webb