The Fate of the Tearling

The Fate of the Tearling

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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"The finale to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy, in which Kelsea is imprisoned by the Red Queen and her guard must find a way to set her free"--
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062290434
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jul 16, 2017

Again admired the quality of the writing style but thought the plot got a bit out of hand with so much movement between eras. Was diappointed with the last page as it left the reader hanging a little, especially as this is the last book of the series.

Jul 04, 2017

As someone who doesn't usually like the fantasy genre, I really loved this series! Bit sad now it's all over...

samdog123 Mar 10, 2017

A terrific last novel in this trilogy that does an excellent job wrapping up the series. I loved each and every book. Great character development and a world that you really become involved in.

Mar 10, 2017

I enjoyed the premise of this series, read the first two books back to back, and looked forward to the final volume, and I wish I could say it fulfilled my anticipation, but, the ending disappointed me.
There was so much potential, however, I felt the author relied on a Deus ex machina conclusion in order to tie off the loose ends and not necessarily successfully.
It felt hurried and as if the author just wanted to get the thing finished with, and did it not with a bang, but with a whimper.
A protagonist getting what he or she wished for isn't always the perfect ending, and what's even more depressing, Utopia is boring!
My suspension of disbelief came to a sudden end with a dull thud as I closed the book, shaking my head as I thought, that's what I waited months to read?
I won't bother with the possible movie version.

VaughanPLUrszula Mar 08, 2017

Solid conclusion to this medieval fantasy, dystopian mash-up trilogy. A fun read: premise is intriguing, bad guys have some depth, and heroine is fallible too.

Feb 18, 2017

Weird and wonderful.Good v evil and everything in between. The time and name shifts were frequently difficult to follow but over all it worked and rounded off the first two books in the trilogy. Warner brothers have the filming rights and Emma Watson has been cast as Kelsea Glynn. It seems as though the film is still in the production stages. Little information is available.Game of Thrones or The Hunger Games on steroids.

Feb 07, 2017

In the first two installments of the series, Kelsea relied heavily on the magic of the mysterious Tear sapphires, handed down through generations of Raleigh monarchs. Their precise origins and the source of their power both remained unexplained, making them a rather unsatisfying device. In The Fate of the Tearling, we finally get some answers, but perhaps not as many as some readers might desire. Despite the explanations, the sapphires are still overly-convenient devices, but understanding their history does mitigate this somewhat. This reliance on the sapphires weakens Kelsea’s character, and the series as a whole, but Johansen’s strong pacing, and complex characters such as Mace, the Red Queen, and the Fetch carry the series to an intriguing if not entirely satisfying conclusion.

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Jan 28, 2017

This is the last book in the unique Tearling series which mixes magic and romance. I loved how each book in the series takes a different point of view in the overall story, keeping things fresh and exciting. A stronger romance woven throughout the series would have been appreciated.

PinesandPrejudice Jan 19, 2017

I am glad I stuck with this series. I know three stars sounds low, but I was conflicted the whole time. There were man parts of this book I liked and appreciated, but others I couldn't understand and accept. That being said, I still recommend this series. It is different and makes you think. And yes, it's confusing but if you can get back that has a lot of valid, interesting points. It was preachy at times but I still found the characters worth reading about.

ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

In this highly anticipated conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Queen of the Tearling, Queen Kelsea Glynn squares off against her enemy, the Red Queen of Mortmesne. Beset by visions of the past, Kelsea knows how much is at stake, which is why she's willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her realm and her people. Infusing a classic battle between good and evil with dystopian and apocalyptic themes, The Fate of the Tearling will appeal most to fantasy readers who don't mind a bit of genre-blending.

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Feb 07, 2017

By handing over the Tear sapphires to the Red Queen, Kelsea has bought a reprieve in the war with Mortmesne, but at a terrible price. She is taken captive, and imprisoned in a dungeon beneath the Palais in Desmesne. With her hold on her kingdom slipping, the Red Queen is desperate to master the magic of the sapphires before the dark threat from the Fairwitch sweeps her off her throne. The Mace is left in charge of New London, torn between his duty to rescue Kelsea as head of the Queen’s Guard, and his responsibility to rule Tear as her Regent. He cannot leave Kelsea imprisoned, but sensing an opportunity, the Arvath is attempting to wrest power from the crown, and Lazarus must move on two fronts. The fate of the Tearling hangs in the balance.


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Feb 07, 2017

For three long centuries the Fetch had watched William Tear’s dream sink further and further into the mire. No one in the Tearling could even see Tear’s better world any longer, let alone muster the courage to dig for it


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