The Invasion of the Tearling (The Tearling Trilogy, #2)
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The Invasion of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen
Release date: June 2, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

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

“Call it The Hunger Games of Thrones... An addictive and enjoyable adventure... The Tear is just as easy to get sucked into as Westeros or Hogwarts or Panem.” — USA Today

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.

(updated 2015-06-02)

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"The Invasion of the Tearling" continues the story of "Queen", and also follows part of the life of Lily Mayhew, right before the Crossing. Therefore, it wasn't only the story of the Tearling and Kelsea that gripped me, but the one in the past as well. After reading rather a lot about it in the first book, I was very curious as how it all worked, and I wasn't disappointed. Apart from that, there are also some interesting secrets that come out, especially at the very end. It's not specifically ... (more)
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