The Invasion of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling : (The Tearling Trilogy 2)

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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 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 to her bestselling debut, The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen brings back favourite 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 155 x 240 x 45mm | 836g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • BANTAM PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • B & W map
  • 0593073118
  • 9780593073117
  • 287,941

About Erika Johansen

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 concluding volume, The Fate of the Tearling, is published in June 2016. Erika now lives in England. Author photo (c) Victoria Webbshow more

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"Builds to a no-holds-barred, pulsating climax ... Johansen juggles fantasy, sci-fi and weighty issues of good and evil with brilliant ease, and leaves us eagerly awaiting the next instalment." DAILY MAIL "An intoxicating brew of dystopian fiction, high fantasy, science fiction, and a bit of horror - and in The Invasion of the Tearling, Johansen takes those elements and turns them up to eleven, making for a thrilling and thought-provoking read that takes this trilogy to even greater heights." BUZZFEED '5 great books to read in August' "A dazzling and gripping follow up... Expertly combining modern and medieval themes, Johansen ratchets up suspense as she weaves a magical story that crosses time ... one of the most original and well-written series in recent memory." USA TODAY "Meet the next Katniss Everdeen. If you missed last year's The Queen of the Tearling, run, don't walk, to get it." ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY "Get caught up with Kelsea, a heroine so badass, Emma Watson's already signed up to play her." COSMOPOLITANshow more

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"Get caught up with Kelsea, a heroine so badass, Emma Watson’s already signed up to play her."show more

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Kelsea Glynn is the Queen of the Tearling. Despite her youth, she has quickly asserted herself as a fair, just and powerful ruler. But power is a double-edged sword, and small actions can have grave consequences. In trying to do what is right – stopping a vile trade in humankind – Kelsea has crossed the Red Queen, a ruthless monarch whose rule is bound with dark magic and the spilling of blood. The Red Queen’s armies are poised to invade the Tearling, and it seems nothing can stop them. Yet there was a time before the Crossing, and there Kelsea finds a strange and possibly dangerous ally, someone who might hold the key to the fate of the Tearling, and indeed to Kelsea’s own soul. But time is running out . . . Erika Johansen's fierce and unforgettable young heroine returns in this dazzling new novel of magic, mystery and adventure set in the beguiling world of the Tearling.show more

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