Publisher: Bantam Press
Series: The Queen of the Tearling #1
Her throne awaits . . . if she can live long enough to take it.
It was on her nineteenth birthday that the soldiers came for Kelsea Glynn. They’d come to escort her back to the place of her birth – and to ensure she survives long enough to be able to take possession of what is rightfully hers.
But like many nineteen-year-olds, Kelsea is unruly, has high principles and believes she knows better than her elders. Unlike many nineteen-year-olds, she is about to inherit a kingdom that is on its knees – corrupt, debauched and dangerous.
Kelsea will either become the most fearsome ruler the kingdom has ever known . . . or be dead within the week.
Combining thrilling adventure and action, dark magic, mystery and romance, The Queen of the Tearling is the debut of a born storyteller blessed with a startling imagination.
Off the start, the author has a way of making Kelsea appeal to the reader. She is a wonderful character who reveals no only the self-conscious nature of a 19 year old but also holds a fierce leadership quality that only matures over the course of the book. The added fantasy portion is the mysterious power that comes from a heirloom that has awakened once Kelsea takes on her new role. I had the hardest time putting this book down. I had to know what happened but at the same time, I didn't want to finish the story. It was so good I wanted to stick around the Tearling a little while longer.