DATE PUBLISHED: 09th June 2015
Kelsea Glynn is the Queen of the Tearling. Despite her youth, she has quickly asserted herself as a fair, just and powerful ruler.
However, power is a double-edged sword, and small actions can have grave consequences. In trying to do what is right – stopping a vile trade in humankind – Kelsea has crossed the Red Queen, a ruthless monarch whose rule is bound with dark magic and the spilling of blood. The Red Queen’s armies are poised to invade the Tearling, and it seems nothing can stop them.
Yet there was a time before the Crossing, and there Kelsea finds a strange and possibly dangerous ally, someone who might hold the key to the fate of the Tearling, and indeed to Kelsea’s own soul. But time is running out…
This is the second volume in The Queen of the Tearling trilogy. The same amazing world and characters are expanded upon in this book. This book has a slightly slower pace but this is compensated with the political plot and the oncoming threat of the invading army. This was a great sequel and I loved the further development of this world.
Kelsea is not only fighting to stay on her throne and not be overrun by the magic and temptations that are warring inside her. As the story moves along we are faced with Kelsey’s inner turmoil as she desperately tries not to make the same mistakes as her mother. More plot points are put in place and some are explained and tied up well within this book.
Lily is a new character introduced in this book. She is a woman from a dystopian America before the crossing were women have no rights and the world is a complete and utter mess. Kelsea is having flashes of her life and how she influenced The Crossing to begin to create a new world. I became really invested in Lily’s storyline and how she developed as a character.
The antagonists are also allowed some depth and background within this book as the plot moves along. I am entranced with this series and am loving these books so much. This is a series I am devoted to and I don’t know how I am going to feel when it all comes to a close.
Keep Calm and Read On,