THE FATE OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
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The end is here and what a ride! This gritty and magical tale of Kelsea Glynn is truly gripping. Filled with compelling characters, fantasy, and heart-pounding action, her journey shows the pain, sacrifice, and hope that is needed to make the difficult choices.
I have be honest with you all. I don't know how I really feel about this book. I loved the first two books so much that I couldn't wait to read this one. I needed to see how it all would end. Now before you get nervous...it wasn't that this ending wasn't good. The story was filled with everything that I could have wanted, but I envisioned something different for the ending.
With that being said, the conclusion of the Queen of the Tearling series does not disappoint in the action, the suspense, and the mystical elements. The writing is fast-paced and though I might have chosen this ending, it is one that I think honors the overall journey of Kelsea. It was quite epic.
All in all, this is a trilogy that should be read. The author created a world that I loved being in for all three books and I think you will too.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.
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 gave 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, imprisoned in Mortmesne.
Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.
Series Reading Order
A female-oriented fantasy that is also an insightful human story, whose heroine is grappling with both the daily realities of coming-of-age and the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly—all while simply trying to stay alive.
The story is set three centuries after a small portion of the human race has populated a landmass that mysteriously emerged in the wake of an environmental catastrophe.
The series follows nineteen-year-old princess Kelsea Glynn, who must reclaim her deceased mother’s throne and redeem her kingdom, the Tearling, from forces of corruption and dark magic of The Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of the neighboring country, Mortmesne.
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.
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