The Queen Of The Tearling: A Novel

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Synopsis

An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.

Young Kelsea Raleigh was raised in hiding after the death of her mother, Queen Elyssa, far from the intrigues of the royal Keep and in the care of two devoted servants who pledged their lives to protect her. Growing up in a cottage deep in the woods, Kelsea knows little of her kingdom's haunted past . . . or that its fate will soon rest in her hands.

Long ago, Kelsea's forefathers sailed away from a decaying world to establish a new land free of modern technology. Three hundred years later, this feudal society has divided into three fearful nations who pay duties to a fourth: the powerful Mortmesne, ruled by the cunning Red Queen. Now, on Kelsea's nineteenth birthday, the tattered remnants of the Queen's Guard—loyal soldiers who protect the throne—have appeared to escort the princess on a perilous journey to the capital to ascend to her rightful place as the new Queen of the Tearling.

Though born of royal blood and in possession of the Tear sapphire, a jewel of immense power and magic, Kelsea has never felt more uncertain of her ability to rule. But the shocking evil she discovers in the heart of her realm will precipitate an act of immense daring, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil—and unleashing the Red Queen's vengeance. A cabal of enemies with an array of deadly weapons, from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic, plots to destroy her. But Kelsea is growing in strength and stealth, her steely resolve earning her loyal allies, including the Queen's Guard, led by the enigmatic Lazarus, and the intriguing outlaw known simply as "the Fetch."

Kelsea's quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun. Riddled with mysteries, betrayals, and treacherous battles, Kelsea's journey is a trial by fire that will either forge a legend . . . or destroy her.

Chapters

  • 001 The Queen of the Tearling

    Duration: 33s
  • 002 Chapter 01 Part 1

    Duration: 41min
  • 003 Chapter 01 Part 2

    Duration: 40min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duration: 46min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duration: 47min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duration: 28min
  • 007 Chapter 05 Part 1

    Duration: 29min
  • 008 Chapter 05 Part 2

    Duration: 40min
  • 009 Chapter 06 Part 1

    Duration: 38min
  • 010 Chapter 06 Part 2

    Duration: 35min
  • 011 Chapter 07 Part 1

    Duration: 45min
  • 012 Chapter 07 Part 2

    Duration: 38min
  • 013 Chapter 08

    Duration: 01h05min
  • 014 Chapter 09 Part 1

    Duration: 38min
  • 015 Chapter 09 Part 2

    Duration: 44min
  • 016 Chapter 10

    Duration: 45min
  • 017 Chapter 11 Part 1

    Duration: 21min
  • 018 Chapter 11 Part 2

    Duration: 42min
  • 019 Chapter 11 Part 3

    Duration: 22min
  • 020 Chapter 12 Part 1

    Duration: 40min
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