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The Queen of the Tearling

(2014)
(The first book in the Queen of the Tearling series)
A novel by

 
 
'Like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction' Daily Mail

Her throne awaits . . . if she can live long enough to take it.

Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret after her mother – a monarch as vain as she was foolish – was murdered for ruining her kingdom.

For eighteen years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea’s uncle - Regent in name, but in truth the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea’s nineteenth 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, win 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...

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

"Destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen’s writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can’t wait for the next book." - Amy McCulloch

"A fast-paced and original fantasy, written with a confident and accomplished style, with plenty of intrigue and mystery." - Adrian Tchaikovsky


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Hardback Editions

1800 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Queen Of The Tearling
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-593-07269-3 / 978-0-593-07269-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-06-229036-3 / 978-0-06-229036-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Harper Perennial Olive Editions)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-06-303654-1 / 978-0-06-303654-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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1795 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Queen Of The Tearling: (The Tearling Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-85750-247-6 / 978-0-85750-247-6 (UK edition)
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-06-229038-X / 978-0-06-229038-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen Of The Tearling (The Tearling Trilogy)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-593-07270-7 / 978-0-593-07270-7 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-06-232809-3 / 978-0-06-232809-0 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 0-06-232674-0 / 978-0-06-232674-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author(s): Erika Johansen
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author(s): Erika Johansen
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November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling
Author(s): Erika Johansen
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November 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: 1
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 1-4862-4596-X / 978-1-4862-4596-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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November 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: 1
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 1-4862-4597-8 / 978-1-4862-4597-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling (Queen of Tearling Trilogy, Book 1) (Queen of the Tearling Trilogy)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 1-4830-0546-1 / 978-1-4830-0546-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling Lib/E (Queen of the Tearling Trilogy)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
ISBN: 1-4830-0545-3 / 978-1-4830-0545-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Johansen
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Johansen
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen Of The Tearling: (The Tearling Trilogy 1)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Johansen
Publisher: Harper
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June 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen of the Tearling: Preview Edition e-Book (Queen of the Tearling, The 1)
Author(s): Erika Johansen
Publisher: Harper
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