The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel

The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel

by Erika Johansen
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The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel by Erika Johansen

"Katniss Everdeen, you have competition."—Entertainment Weekly

The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.

Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062290441
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Series: Queen of the Tearling , #3
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 66,782
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Erika Johansen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but she never stopped writing.

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The Fate of the Tearling: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart aches at that ending, but I am content. That is how you finish a series. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to read the final book in this series, but I was disappointed with the results. The author puts her characters in this great situation, which could have wrapped up the series with grace and style and integrity , and then takes the easy way out to end the book leaving me confused and angry about the fates of the characters. I can't imagine reading another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good read I didn't expect the ending though.....it made my heart ache but it was still wonderful...thank you for not giving up on the series all three books are an amazing read Thank you!
HLKreader More than 1 year ago
I'm really conflicted about this book. First off, it took me a little while to get into it because the beginning felt a bit slow. Once things started picking up, I enjoyed myself a lot more. I would have given it a higher rating, but I'm still not sure I liked that ending.
Bibsy More than 1 year ago
The first two books were definitely five star books--well written, real page turners. I loved all of the characters--heroes and villains--I could not wait till the third book came out. It did. I read it. It also was well written and kept me interested throughout and intertwined all the clues throughout the three book series of how it would end. Even though I enjoyed reading it, I felt not completely satisfied by the story. After thinking about it for a while, I figured out why. I enjoyed all of the characters throughout all three books, and I wanted those same characters to be part of the ending in the story as I grew to love and know them. The end gave me new characters that I did not know or connect with.....and even though I understand why it ended the way it did...I still missed those original characters...especially the heroes. So even though I gave the book a four star rating......the ending really should be rated three stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and while I was overall content with the ending, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed because I just wanted more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great ending.
SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
Johansen pens a stunning conclusion to the Tearling series with “The Fate of the Tearling.” Set in a dystopian future, the Tearling is being attacked from all sides. Mortmesne threatens invasion, the Arvath has hired mercenaries, and the Orphan sets his vampiric children on an unsuspecting populace.   Kelsea Glynn, The Queen of the Tearling, finds herself in a Mortmesne dungeon unable to protect her people from danger. The Mace, her regent, is torn between saving her and protecting the Tearling. A surprise alley, Evenly Raleigh, seeks out Kelsea to bring peace to the Tearling and Mortmesne as the Orphan grows in power.   As in “Invasion of the Tearling,” Kelsea continues to have fugues due to the influence of her sapphires. This time she discovers Katie Rice’s story and learns how Katie’s past has helped to shape Kelsea’s Tearling. Secret after secret unravels leaving Kelsea to reconcile past, present, and future. Can Kelsea save the Tearling, or will her future crumble between her fingers?   Johansen pens a thrilling end to the Tearling series. Her writing style is easy to read. Plot, pacing, and characterization are well balanced. Johansen’s ability to make the Queen of Mortmesne a sympathetic character, and the Orphan deliciously evil, deliver an excellent read. The ending was hopeful, despite Kelsea’s personal losses, and I thought the story came full circle as Carlin, who was such an influential and haunting presence in Kelsea’s life, reached out to Kelsea in the end.  I simply couldn’t put this book down. “The Fate of the Tearling” will leave the reader breathless with every chapter that is devoured.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not expect the ending. I do wish it had ended in a neat little package, but i don't think that was the author's goal. I really enjoyed this series, because it was so unexpected and had much deeper concepts than I thought at first. This book gave me pause and lots to think about. Well done!
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen Book Three of The Queen of the Tearling series Publisher: Harper Publication Date: November 29, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss Summary (from Goodreads): The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy. In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear. To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne. Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed. What I Liked: Upon finishing this book, the only thing that came to mind was the word "WOW". This book blew me away. I can't say that I absolutely loved the story and will definitely reread the series again, but I enjoyed the trilogy, especially this final novel. So many pieces come together in a surprising, shocking manner. What an end. Kelsea Glynn has given herself over to the Red Queen, in a tactful decision to protect her kingdom. Now in the hands of the Red Queen, she will have to fight to get back to her kingdom, with her sapphires. She begins to see more visions, but visions of the past, involving Jonathan Tear (William Tear's son), a girl named Katie, and Rowland Finn. Meanwhile, the Mace is struggling to hold control over the Keep. And then there is Aisa, Andalie's daughter, who is starting to see her purpose in serving the Queen (Kelsea). A guard named Javel and a simple boy named Ewen will play opposing but important roles in the story, in surprising ways. And all will come together but not as you would think. Everything will end in a way that will have you second-guessing everything. I'm kind of stunned by this novel (if you couldn't tell). At first I had to orient myself in the Tearling world, because I didn't remember much of book two (besides the ending). A lot of names and places were lost on me, at first. But I started to get back into the story quickly. The beginning lagged but I had no trouble in continuing. This particular book is told from many third-person POVs besides Kelsea's; Aisa, Javel, Ewen, the Red Queen. There are flashes from the past - visions that Kelsea sees - in the perspective of Katie Rice, a teenager who lived during the time of William Tear. Katie plays a vastly important role in the book, possibly more important than any other character besides Kelsea - and Katie is merely part of a vision from the past (i.e. she isn't an actual character in the present). Johansen does a magnificent job of crafting this Tearling world. It's set in a futuristic time, and it's not quite fantasy, since many references are made to this modern time. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series is worth reading & i actually like the ending now but wasn't sure initially about how the story line wrapped up. The writing is clear even if the plot isn't always straightforward.
damlindabks More than 1 year ago
Such a disappointment. I loved the first two books in this series and the first half of this book. And then it was like a balloon deflating. The ending doesn't even make sense, let alone relate in any believable way to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling conclusions to an amazing trilogy. Full of many unexpected twists and turns. Action and adventure on every page. I highly recommend it!