After years of being hidden away for her safety, Princess Kelsea Glynn returns to the Tearling and finds her people and kingdom plunged into disparity. For years the tyrannical Red Queen of the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne has been forcing the Tearling's people into a slave lottery and carting off every profitable good, all with the blessing of the Regent, Kelsea's uncle and incumbent ruler. Having decided her reign will not be that of a passive figurehead, Kelsea chooses to challenge the atrocities bestowed on her kingdom and become a ruler worthy of her citizens. With Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen creates a character and story that combines the strength and determination of Elizabeth Moon's classic fantasy heroine Paksenarrion (The Deed of Paksenarrion), with a vulnerability that makes Kelsea's story a deeply compelling and engaging addition to the fantasy genre. --DANIELLE
One of the perks of working in a bookstore is the privilege of reading books long before they're published. Because of this, our staff has read advance copies of books that went on to become mega-bestsellers — titles like Twilight, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games and many others — all before they reached the general public's radar.
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