Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother - Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid - was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea's uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea's 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother's guard - each pledged to defend the queen to the death - arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding...And so begins her journey back to her kingdom's heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother's legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea's story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance - it's about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive...
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“A gripping read. . . . Johansen spins an engaging story with plenty of action . . . and intriguing characters.” ( New York Post)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“Queen Kelsea is the most compelling badass heroine since Katniss Everdeen in this fantasy epic set in a neo-feudal future.” ( San Francisco Chronicle)
“ 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)
“Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones. Erika Johansen’s debut novel is a genre mashup: medieval fantasy meets dystopian future. . . . An addictive and enjoyable adventure.” ( USA Today)
“An exciting fantasy tale.” ( Buzzfeed)
“Johansen’s intrigues and plots are pitch perfect.” ( Romantic Times)
“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)
“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. . . . An engaging page-turner.” ( Publishers Weekly)
“[ 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)
“ 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)
“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)
“You could write The Queen of the Tearling off as yet another young-adult female fantasy novel, but that would be doing it an injustice. . . .The world created by Johansen is solidly drawn with interesting characters - all with hidden pasts, traumas and flashing swords.” ( McClatchy News Service)
“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)
“ Forget The Hunger Games (sorry!): The Queen of Tearling is the best YA novel I’ve read in ages.” ( Jezebel)
ERIKA JOHANSEN was educated at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania before attending the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She later became an attorney. The Queen of the Tearling - the first book in a trilogy - is her debut. Erika lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
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Descrizione libro Harper, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. soft back book New [ br ]. Codice libro della libreria 011616033
Descrizione libro Harper, 2014. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. Neu Neu/sofort versandbereit - auf Lager - Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mothers throne, learn to be a rulerand defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. 448 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000383069
Descrizione libro Harper. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0062328093 Nuevo! Fast delivery! Professional service with friendly customer support 7 days a week. Codice libro della libreria 9780062328090
Descrizione libro Harper, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110062328093