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Publisher's Summary

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 neighbouring 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 to her best-selling debut The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen brings back favourite 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.

©2015 Erika Johansen (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction." ( The Daily Mail)

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  • Amy
  • 19-05-2017

Engaging, intriguing, unexpected.

Where does The Invasion of the Tearling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A brilliant series, among my collection of favourites that will be revisited.

What other book might you compare The Invasion of the Tearling to, and why?

The Servant of the Empire series.

Any additional comments?

LOVED the first two books (not yet listened to the third). The second book contains a number of scenes containing instances of self harm that I personally found difficult and feel that potential readers should be made aware of.

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Great story

Another great book, I can't wait to hear the next installment downloading today, listening as soon as possible

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  • T. Greb
  • 18-04-2016

Oooh dear

Very disappointing book. Very much liked the first and this one missed expectations.
There was little character development, and the story seemed to drag on. This was not helped by the very dull and lengthy descriptions of life before the crossing.
Not a good read

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  • Rosie
  • 08-07-2017

Better read than listened to.

I think this might be a book that is better read than listened to. I devoured the first book of the series after borrowing it from the library. Library didn't have the second one so I decided to listen to it on audible. It wasn't bad, but it just didn't excite me as much as I think reading it would have done.

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  • Sophie Siméon
  • 02-03-2017

Great reader, great story

Davina Porter is definitely my favourite reader! The story was great too, I'm looking forward to listening to the last book!

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  • Margaret
  • 27-01-2017

Loved it!

Would you listen to The Invasion of the Tearling again? Why?

Probably not.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Father Tyler

Any additional comments?

Loved the story and the characters. But WHY would you change the narrator in the middle of the series - so irritating!!!

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  • Karren
  • 16-12-2016

Really enjoyed it

I am so sooo pleased that I persevered through Book 1. The narrator of the first book was awful to listen to but I kept with it as I knew a different person was reading this , the second book. Really enjoyed this narration just hope Book 3 is read as well as I can't wait to hear what happens next.

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  • lynne cope
  • 25-09-2016

A tad confusing for me. Narrated well <br />

I am not sure if I will bother with book 3. who is her father?

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  • Lyndsey T.
  • 24-05-2016

Slightly confusing sequel

I enjoyed the second book less than the first book, the two timelines were a bit jarring for me, although they came together towards the end and started to make sense. I'm looking forward to the final book to see where the story goes as I have enjoyed it and I do like most of the characters, especially Mace. I'm interested to see how the time travelling element works and whether we're actually in the future or the past.

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  • Aaron
  • 10-02-2016

good listen

good follow on to the queen of the tearling. sometimes a little hard to follow but a brilliant listen all the same

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  • Sally
  • 11-10-2015

Disappointing sequel

I really enjoyed the first book in the series but this sequel didn't seem to know where it was going. We spent too much time in the rather uninteresting flashbacks to the past and there was no real cgaracter development for the characters that had been so lovingly introduced in the first book. At times I felt that I had wandered into a totally different series. This feeling wasn't helped by the change in narrator. The new reader made the voices seem to old and it took me a long time to get involved. There was still promise here and I really hope she can bring all the disparate strands back together in the finsl book.