The Invasion of the Tearling

The Invasion of the Tearling

eBook - 2015
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After Queen Kelsea Glynn stops slaves from being shipped to Mortmesne, the Red Queen sends her ferocious army, backed with dark magic, into Tearling.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2015
ISBN: 9780062290403
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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happycanuck
Jul 16, 2017

Excellent writer, sophisticated style with plenty of plot. Would like to have given it 5 stars but the use of the past that links to a very modern day society too disparate to the current current time which has a very historical flavour. It tries to draw a strong link between the main heroine of each erea which doen't work very well.

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ShamaBole
Jan 11, 2017

Not sure I cared for the flashbacks to her alter ego or whoever that is - I found it disruptive and unnecessary. Still an interesting protagonist but the book didn't hold me like the first one did.

PinesandPrejudice Sep 28, 2016

This was not as good as the first one. I didn't enjoy Lily's story and I find this world is getting more and more confusing. It's also a brutal story where there are trigger warning for cutting, domestic violence and rape. None of which I was aware of so it was quite a shock. But it's still a good story and I'm going to pick up the third...I just might need a bit of a break.

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katiebillinghurst
Aug 10, 2016

Totally hooked on this series.

amandarobinson Mar 19, 2016

This book was just as good, if not better, than the first. Awesome world-building, truly engaging characters, and the storytelling is brilliant. I loved this book. Can't wait for book 3, coming out at the end of 2016!

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claireswazey
Mar 11, 2016

I think the author must have been traumatized by a right winger...sheesh. I enjoyed the first book, eagerly dove into this one, then realized it's a bunch of tired old tropes. It's medieval living and post apocalyptic as a number of these fantasies are. Mean old hypocritical clergy abound who do everything but tie widows to railroad tracks. In this book we learn.that-gasp!- there were wars for oil (boo! Hiss!) and awful patriarchal yet modern and corporate society many years before this society in the book was founded. Yes, corporations are eevil and corporate drones all want to abuse and dominate women. Oh noes! I know a writer doesn't necessarily have the same opinions as her characters but I suspect that in this case, we have a frustrated lefty here with very little understanding of how anything works. The best thing about the books is/are their relatively skilled dialogue and character portrayals, albeit stereotyped.

samdog123 Mar 02, 2016

The sequel is every bit as good as the first book in the series! Queen Kelsea learns more and more about the power of the sapphires and meets the 'dark thing' that plagues the Red Queen. A character named Lily seems to haunt Kelsea, giving her glimpses into the world before the crossing. I really can't wait for the third and last title in the series.

LPL_MollyW Oct 29, 2015

I enjoyed the first installment in this series, but this one blew my mind. What seemed like a straight up fantasy novel starts to blend genres and incorporate eerie sci-fi elements. The characters and world-building continue to be compelling, and it opened up so many new questions about how this futuristic feudal society came to be that I am dying for the conclusion.

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Nvfera
Aug 11, 2015

I struggled to keep interested with the book through out the earlier chapters but that is most likely due to the fact that I'm not big on war or politics. To my surprise..about half way through I found myself not able to put it down! The book seemed to get better and better as I read. Definitely worth reading. So sad that I have to wait another year for the third book but I'm sure it will be worth the wait!

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lmldelgado
Jul 22, 2015

Just great reading. I can't wait until the next book comes out.

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