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Author: Erika Johansen Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Queen of the Tearling Trilogy Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780062395474
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In this riveting sequel to the national bestseller The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm.

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

In this dazzling sequel, Erika Johansen brings back favorite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery, and a fierce young heroine. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Katniss Everdeen, you have competition…A thrilling sequel.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Get caught up with Kelsea, a heroine so badass, Emma Watson’s already signed up to play her.”


  • “A dazzling and gripping followup…Expertly combining modern and medieval themes, Johansen ratchets up suspense as she weaves a magical story that crosses time…One of the most original and well-written series in recent memory.”

    USA Today

  • “A bold storytelling choice makes this so much more fascinating than just a saga of warring kingdoms.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “[In this] complex weaving of the stories…Davina Porter assists the listener in keeping the story lines straight as they gradually converge. Her portrayal of Kelsea is nuanced and inviting. Porter draws on the feisty and passionate nature of the nineteen-year-old queen…Porter’s engagement with the characters and plot is contagious. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Gritty, gruesome, and enthrallingly magical fantasy…[with] truly gripping scenes.”


  • “A satisfying, well-crafted sequel that will leave readers looking forward to what might happen next.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A June 2015 LibraryReads Pick
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • An Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” for Summer 2015
  • A 2016 Winner for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and the Square One Theater, among others.