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The Queen of the Tearling, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Compelling, mature fantasy has intrigue, adventure.

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This is a promising and compelling start to a fantasy series set in a far future in which a lot of technology and knowledge has been lost, giving it a medieval feel. Author Erika Johansen has created a vivid, detailed, and richly imagined world that's easy to get to know and to picture in your mind. A real strength lies in the colorful characters and developing relationships, especially between Kelsea and the Mace. Funny banter, serious discussions, palace intrigue, and exciting adventure keep the pages turning. The open ending and the preview of the next installment will have fans eager to continue the story.

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