THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING- REVIEW
By: Sphilele Nxumalo
Kelsea Glynn has come of age and is old enough to go and rule in her mother’s kingdom – her kingdom – the Tearling.
She wasn’t expecting the men who came to her cottage. They came to collect her, and her foster parents were prepared for it. She has to rule a nation torn between corruption, cruelty, slave trading, poverty and illiteracy. As young as she is, Kelsea Raleigh Glynn looks to shape the future of her people and her kingdom.
First time author, Erika Johansen, has created something new for fantasy readers. The book juxtaposes realism and fantasy, with a tinge of history.
Erika Johansen has given the world something to look forward to, as Tearling is set to produce two more volumes.
New to the publishing world, the book has caught the eye of movie producers and now there are talks about the movie adaptation, with early reports slating Emma Watson as Kelsea Glynn. The book is separated into three parts, with book one, two and three, all of them chronicling different characters.
A great book for fantasy readers who enjoy both contemporary and medieval stories, and those particularly who had yearned to see a fantasy heroine stand out from the crowd not by her appearance but by what greatness she has inside her. A remarkable tale of self-discovery.