The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I have done it reader! I have read the genius of “The Queen of the Tearling”.
The book is about a nineteen year-old girl named Kelsea. On her nineteenth birthday her (dead) mothers’ guards show up at her house to collect her and to take her back to rule the kingdom of The Tearling.
The guards are sworn to protect her as they take her home, and to her palace, to take back what is rightfully hers off of her uncle who is acting regent. It is noted here that she must stay alive, that is the most important theme in the book.
Getting back to Kelsea in the capital, New London, she must learn to rule a kingdom. Also that her once prized privacy is gone as Queen-guards follow her every move. She then encounters the key players who have stakes in how her land was run after her mother died and her uncle ruled. All her training back with her foster parents must now be put into practice.
The book goes between about five characters including Kelsea who are important to the story about their motivations and role in coming events.
I would definitely recommend especially if you like The Other Boleyn Girl etc.and it is kind of Hunger Games mixed in with a little Game of Thrones. This is the start of a trilogy and the second one, “The Invasion of the Tearling” is out now and I can’t wait to read on in hopes of my burning questions (who is Kelsea’s dad?) answered.
Until next time readers where it should be LOTR #2!