Erika Johansen, author of The Queen of the Tearling, on tour April/May 2014

Posted By on April 20, 2014

The Queen of the TearlingAbout The Queen of the Tearling

• Hardcover: 448 pages
• Publisher: Harper (July 8, 2014)

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive.

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About Erika Johansen

Erika Johansen grew up and lives 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.

Erika’s Tour Stops

Monday, April 21st: Literally Jen

Tuesday, April 22nd: Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, April 23rd: Bibliophilia, Please

Thursday, April 24th: Book Loving Hippo

Friday, April 25th: The Written World

Monday, April 28th: More Than Just Magic

Tuesday, April 29th: Book Marks the Spot

Thursday, May 1st: Books Without Any Pictures

Monday, May 5th: Must Read Faster

Wednesday, May 7th: Reading Reality

Wednesday, May 14th: Adorkable Me

Thursday, May 15th: Giraffe Days

Monday, May 19th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, May 21st: Mel’s Shelves

Friday, May 23rd: Bewitched Bookworms

Tuesday, May 27th: Fyrefly’s Book Blog

Wednesday, May 28th: booknerd

Monday, June 2nd: Ladybug Literature

Wednesday, June 4th: Katie’s Nesting Spot

Thursday, June 5th: One Book at a Time

Thursday, June 5th: She’s Got Books On Her Mind

Friday, June 6th: Not Yet Read

Friday, June 6th: BoundbyWords

Tuesday, June 10th: The Infinite Shelf

Wednesday, June 11th: Spiced Latte Reads

Thursday, June 12th: The Reader’s Hollow

Friday, June 13th: The Road to Here

Sunday, June 15th: The Best Books Ever

Monday, June 16th: Open Book Society

Tuesday, June 17th: Conceptual Reception

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