For lovers of fantasy that enjoy books that include magic, adventure, mystery and romance, The Queen of the Tearling, a debut novel by Erika Johansen, might be worth a try. This is the story of a nineteen-year-old girl, Kelsea Raleigh, who must return to the land of her birth. The young princess is faced with the daunting challenge of bringing humanity and justice back to her land.
Kelsea was taken away from the capital of Tear after her mother’s death and raised by two loyal servants until it was time for her return to the capital with a price on her head. As she is taken through the countryside she has never seen before, she is outraged by the poverty and suffering her people are enduring. With the guidance of the magic sapphire worn around her neck since her mother died, Kelsea challenges the authorities before she even enters the doors to the Keep and sets a new path for her future. During the journey she makes both powerful enemies, and loyal friends.
One of our staff who enjoyed the book says that this a fantasy story not to be missed and hopefully Erika Johansen will be working on a sequel as there are too many stories that still need to be told.