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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
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"Like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction." ( The Daily Mail)
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2 out of 5 stars
By T. Greb on 04-18-16

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Rosie on 07-08-17

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amy on 05-19-17

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Janine M Buist on 12-14-16

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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