The Invasion of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, 2015.
Edition: First large print HarperLuxe edition.
ISBN: 9780062393265
Branch Call Number: Large Print SF
Characteristics: 736 pages : map ; 23 cm.


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Jul 16, 2017

Excellent writer, sophisticated style with plenty of plot. Would like to have given it 5 stars but the use of the past that links to a very modern day society too disparate to the current current time which has a very historical flavour. It tries to draw a strong link between the main heroine of each erea which doen't work very well.

Jan 11, 2017

Not sure I cared for the flashbacks to her alter ego or whoever that is - I found it disruptive and unnecessary. Still an interesting protagonist but the book didn't hold me like the first one did.

PinesandPrejudice Sep 28, 2016

This was not as good as the first one. I didn't enjoy Lily's story and I find this world is getting more and more confusing. It's also a brutal story where there are trigger warning for cutting, domestic violence and rape. None of which I was aware of so it was quite a shock. But it's still a good story and I'm going to pick up the third...I just might need a bit of a break.

Aug 10, 2016

Totally hooked on this series.

amandarobinson Mar 19, 2016

This book was just as good, if not better, than the first. Awesome world-building, truly engaging characters, and the storytelling is brilliant. I loved this book. Can't wait for book 3, coming out at the end of 2016!

Mar 11, 2016

I think the author must have been traumatized by a right winger...sheesh. I enjoyed the first book, eagerly dove into this one, then realized it's a bunch of tired old tropes. It's medieval living and post apocalyptic as a number of these fantasies are. Mean old hypocritical clergy abound who do everything but tie widows to railroad tracks. In this book we learn.that-gasp!- there were wars for oil (boo! Hiss!) and awful patriarchal yet modern and corporate society many years before this society in the book was founded. Yes, corporations are eevil and corporate drones all want to abuse and dominate women. Oh noes! I know a writer doesn't necessarily have the same opinions as her characters but I suspect that in this case, we have a frustrated lefty here with very little understanding of how anything works. The best thing about the books is/are their relatively skilled dialogue and character portrayals, albeit stereotyped.

samdog123 Mar 02, 2016

The sequel is every bit as good as the first book in the series! Queen Kelsea learns more and more about the power of the sapphires and meets the 'dark thing' that plagues the Red Queen. A character named Lily seems to haunt Kelsea, giving her glimpses into the world before the crossing. I really can't wait for the third and last title in the series.

Aug 11, 2015

I struggled to keep interested with the book through out the earlier chapters but that is most likely due to the fact that I'm not big on war or politics. To my surprise..about half way through I found myself not able to put it down! The book seemed to get better and better as I read. Definitely worth reading. So sad that I have to wait another year for the third book but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

Jul 22, 2015

Just great reading. I can't wait until the next book comes out.

Jun 30, 2015

A wonderful sequel, cannot wait for the end of trilogy to come out... another year (sigh)

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