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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Queen of the Tearling

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It is so good to find a strong female fantasy, not that boys won’t like this book but it has a little more feminine insight than the usual “hit it with swords” story. A great deal of fuss is being made with a film already in the works, so I was sceptical when I began reading as I often find the hype off-putting. I was soon drawn in, as much by the interesting and detailed characters (all hiding so many secrets) as by anything else. It’s excellent escapism, really enjoyable and compelling, looking forward to the next one to uncover more of the mysteries.

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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen


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

A fast-paced and original fantasy, written with a confident and accomplished style, with plenty of intrigue and mystery. - ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY, author of the bestselling 'Shadows of the Apt

About the Author

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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Publication date

30th November 1999


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