Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in Erika Johansen's debut fantasy novel The Queen of the Tearling.
Coming out of exile to ascend her rightful throne, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, with a cadre of soldiers and the magical Tearling sapphire to protect her, makes a daring decision that evokes the wrath of the evil Red Witch, forcing her to embark on a quest to save her kingdom and fulfill her destiny.
"In 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 Reviews - Starred Review)
Variety reported last year that Warner Brothers has already purchased the rights to the movie adaptation of this book starring Emma Watson and produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman. (Read the article here.)