Monday, October 5, 2015
Invasion of the Tearling/Johansen/515
Invasion of the Tearling is 2nd book of Queen of the Tearling trilogy by Erika Johansen. The story is set three centuries after an environmental catastrophe has pretty much destroyed everything. A small group has emerged from the "crossing" and finally the true queen has come of age and is ready to take her throne. Nineteen year old Kelsea Glynn has been hidden away and must reclaim her mother's throne. She is trying to save her kingdom from forces of corruption and dark magic. We basically get two stories in this second book in the series as Queen Kelsea is drawn into the world of Lily, a young woman fighting for her life before the crossing. Even though the world building is confusing in these books, and at first I did not like the flashbacks to Lily's world, I found myself drawn into that story as well.