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Critical Praise

“THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING is destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen’s writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can’t wait for the next book.”

—Amy McCulloch, author of THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW

“Johansen makes an impressive debut with this ambitious fantasy adventure, which takes place several centuries from now following the collapse of civilization and mass migration to a newly discovered continent…With a forceful, memorable heroine immediately thrust into a series of intense situations…this trilogy launch is still an engaging page-turner.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Erika Johansen bursts onto the fantasy scene with a page-turner full of adventure, sorcery, swords and politics --- not to mention a clever heroine with guts and conviction to spare. THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING kept me up way past my bedtime, and left me wanting more!”

—Helene Wecker, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI

“THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING is a gripping read with an enchanting heroine. Erika Johansen has created a wonderful world and I can’t wait to read more.”

—Bernard Cornwell, New York Times bestselling author of THE PAGAN LORD

“This book worked on me with all the subtle power of an addiction: By the time I realized I was hooked, it was far too late to stop.”

—Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium trilogy and PANIC

“An impressive start to a series, Johansen expertly incorporates magic necklaces, political intrigue, questions of honor, well-drawn characters and a bit of mystery into a compelling and empowering story.”

—Booklist (starred review)