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The Queen of the Tearling is the debut novel by Erika Johansen.[1] It is set on a fictional landmass several centuries in the future, and is the first novel of a fantasy trilogy.[1][2] The other books in the trilogy are The Invasion of the Tearling (2015) and The Fate of the Tearling (2016).

The Queen of the Tearling
The Queen of the Tearling cover.jpg
First edition cover
Author Erika Johansen
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy novel
Published 2014 (HarperCollins)
Pages 488 (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-06-229036-6



Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn must defeat the powers of the Red Queen, who is out to destroy her. She must journey to the royal castle to claim her throne, and is accompanied only by the loyal Queen’s Guard which is led by the mysterious Lazarus.[1][2]


The Detroit Free Press reported Emma Watson "conceded she couldn’t put the book down. Having sworn she’d never do another franchise, her interest is a gigantic compliment...".[3]


  1. ^ a b c Lawler, Kelly (July 9, 2014). "'Tearling' combines future and past to great effect". USA Today. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "The Queen of the Tearling". HarperCollins. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ The Detroit Free Press; More Harry Potter sort of news; July 9, 2014; page 3D

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