The Invasion of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen

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Overview

In this riveting sequel to the national bestseller The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm.

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062290397
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Series: Queen of the Tearling Series , #2
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 252,633
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(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 Invasion of the Tearling 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the first novel; the story the suspence, the world building and the powerful prose were all superbly done. However, the follow up was one of the greatest literary disappointments I've ever encountered. It was all over the place, boring and rather unconvincing. I read on in the unfulfilled hope that something could be made of it. The weird morphing and flashbacks of a character I fell in love with as she became queen were awkward and took away from the work as a whole. I appreciate people trying new things in fantasy, but this awkward science fiction alternate reality attempt just didn't do it for me.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Original, I thought this as a dystopian fantasy, but The Invasion of the Tearling is about to take a genre twist that will shock us all. The Invasion of the Tearling is definitely more of a scifi read, you heard me right its science fiction. The plot also divides between flash backs or forwards to another character besides Kelsea. These flashbacks come as visions Kelsea is having of a woman named Lily from the pre-crossing world. For Kelsea, there is a battle coming and Kelsea must prepare for a foe that is far superior in numbers and brutality. Does the key to their survival lie in understanding this other world Kelsea keeps seeing in her visions? Lots of people are trying to control Kelsea but she doesn't seem to care, especially what the upper “class” seems to think. There are lots of power plays and betrayals lying in wait for Queen Kelsea to traverse...leaving us with the mother of all cliffhangers, waving a blood flag at the end. This story is riddled with dark and desperate acts of survival with brutal and gory content, which will be upsetting to some readers. Bottom line for me, I love the concept Johansen created and the main storyline, I just really wish their was more closure on certain plot issues.  I received this ARC copy of The Invasion of the Tearling from Harper in exchange for a honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first book and with more insight into the Crossing and pre-Crossing America. Fascinating. Can't wait fir the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
+this+sequel+has+taken+this+series++in+an+unexpected++direction+and+transformed+the+story.+amazing%21+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Took me a while to finally go out and get the second book and man was it worth it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected, but still very good. The series took a new direction that no one could have predicted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you liked the first novel then you will love this. So eager to read the number three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story. Kept me so riveted that I finished it in one sitting, sleep be dammed. The flashbacks told such a fascinating story that led to a truly unexpected twist. Love how strong and complex Kelsea is. I'm eagerly awaiting the 3rd book.
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SallyPinkReviews More than 1 year ago
ohansen pens an enthralling sequel with "The Invasion of the Tearling." Kelsea's kingdom is invaded by the Mort, and she must master her power and secrets or the Tear will die. Picking up where book one leaves off, Kelsea is preparing for invasion. While this is heavy on her mind so are other matters - the Arvath and their greed, her emotional growing pains, and her struggles to teach herself the power of her sapphires. Secrets, too, threaten to undermine her. Who really is the red queen? What is the Fetch trying to atone for, and why does Row Finn need forgiveness? Johansen's writing is easy to read and she's a master at dropping clues. It's the reader's job to put them together. The plot pushes forward like a locomotive, unable to hold back. The characterization is spot on, depicting Kelsea's triumphs, and emotional struggles with the darkness from the stones that threatens to engulf her. The supporting cast each have stories that tug on the reader's heartstrings. Invasion of the Tearling is a fictional fantasy novel that I would recommend for 18 years old and up for strong language, drug use, and sexual situations. It's a fantastic read, completely riveting, and will leave the reader breathless. I couldn't stop turning the pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to see how the story ends in the upcoming final(?) book in the series. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! The flashbacks are still haunting me. I hope Lily and Tear's story gets completed. Can't wait for the next one!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful sequel that really draws you in further than the first book.
terhick More than 1 year ago
I happened to develop a girl crush with Kelsea Raleigh. What sold me on the original book, The Queen of the Tearling, was the very first review by the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper compared Kelsea to the badass Katniss Everdeen. Sold!! I threw the book into my Walmart cart without hesitation, never reading the blurb, and never turning back! Kelsea is more than a badass! She's FIERCE!! Everything good and everything driven is in her and you fist pump throughout Erika Johansen's books. I'm not sure why Johansen hasn't written more or why her books aren't the latest craze because I've never promoted a book more. The Invasion of the Tearling is a post apocalyptic/sci-fi. It's hard to explain. Many reviewers have bashed Johansen saying the book doesn't fit the sic-fi mold but it has a bit of everything and if you're flexible you'll love it!! Definitely expect to fall in love with a character that will have your back!!
scoey1 More than 1 year ago
This series is very interesting and different. I enjoyed both books and look forward to the third!
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I love the world this author has created. Love the descriptions and characters. This book is very involved you can get lost in the story. Some parts were a bit confusing. The sudden intro of random characters had be a bit thrown until you finish. But engrossing and imaginative. I can't wait to get lost in the next book. Pen is one of my favorite characters...can we get more Pen in the next book or books? Lol thanks
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Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a refreshing fantasy/Sci fi series. It's brutal, straight to the point, and takes no mercy. Very much like the main character. I will recommend this series to any book lover I meet.