The Queen of the Tearling

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Product Details

Price
$16.98  $15.62
Publisher
Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062290380

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About the Author

Erika Johansen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but she never stopped writing.

Reviews

"A bright new entry in the fantasy genre. A heady mixture of adventure, romance, magic and mystery, this debut novel from Erika Johansen is a captivating work."--Bookreporter.com
"Johansen's dark, dizzying time machine is what made this book impossible to put down. You're in the twenty-fourth century, but also the Middle Ages? The implications made us see our world today--particularly technology and education--in a new light."--Glamour
"Quite possibly the highlight of one's vacation. . . . This spectacular debut is the first novel in a trilogy that is sure to entertain readers everywhere."--Wall Street Journal, Books-A-Million List of Best Books to Finish Your Summer Vacation
"Queen Kelsea is the most compelling badass heroine since Katniss Everdeen in this fantasy epic set in a neo-feudal future."--San Francisco Chronicle
"An epic series sure to enthrall adult and teenage readers alike. [Johansen's] hybrid world blends dystopia with high fantasy for an unforgettable adventure."--Shelf Awareness
"[The Queen of the Tearling] has engaging characters and moves effortlessly through moment after captivating moment; I could not put it down."--A.V. Club
"This book absolutely kept me turning the pages at maximum speed, while also soaking up all of the fun character bits. . . . Kelsea has a lot of emotional and psychological complexity along with her extreme competence. . . . A superfast, ridiculously fun read."--io9.com
"Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones. Erika Johansen's debut novel is a genre mashup: medieval fantasy meets dystopian future. . . . The setting, combined with Johansen's deft hand with character and plotting, really does work. . . . An addictive and enjoyable adventure. . . . The Tear is just as easy to get sucked into as Westeros or Hogwarts or Panem."--USA Today
"Johansen makes an impressive debut with this ambitious fantasy adventure, which takes place several centuries from now following the collapse of civilization and mass migration to a newly discovered continent. . . . With a forceful, memorable heroine immediately thrust into a series of intense situations . . . this trilogy launch is still an engaging page-turner."--Publishers Weekly
"The Queen of the Tearling tells the mesmerizing and enveloping story of an exiled princess who has to reclaim her throne while fighting back against the neighboring kingdom's menacing Red Queen."--Buzzfeed
"Forget The Hunger Games (sorry!): The Queen of Tearling is the best YA novel I've read in ages."--Jezebel
"A gripping read. . . . Johansen spins an engaging story with plenty of action . . . and intriguing characters."--New York Post
"Johansen's strong, efficient prose convincingly conveys the pressures and inevitabilities facing a determined young woman confronting the dangers of a violent era."--Seattle Times
"An impressive start to a series, Johansen expertly incorporates magic necklaces, political intrigue, questions of honor, well-drawn characters, and a bit of mystery into a compelling and empowering story."--Booklist (starred review)
"The Queen of the Tearling is a gripping read with an enchanting heroine. Erika Johansen has created a wonderful world and I can't wait to read more."--Bernard Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Pagan Lord
"Erika Johansen bursts onto the fantasy scene with a page-turner full of adventure, sorcery, swords, and politics -- not to mention a clever heroine with guts and conviction to spare. The Queen of the Tearling kept me up way past my bedtime, and left me wanting more!"--Helene Wecker, New York Times bestselling author of The Golem and the Jinni
"This book worked on me with all the subtle power of an addiction: by the time I realized I was hooked, it was far too late to stop."--Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium trilogy and Panic
"The Queen of the Tearling is destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen's writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can't wait for the next book."--Amy McCulloch, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow