The Fate Of The Tearling: A Novel by Erika JohansenThe Fate Of The Tearling: A Novel by Erika Johansen

The Fate Of The Tearling: A Novel

byErika Johansen

Paperback | June 27, 2017

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"Katniss Everdeen, you have competition."—Entertainment Weekly

The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Tearling trilogy.

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.

Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.

Erika Johansen grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but never stopped writing. She lives in England.
Title:The Fate Of The Tearling: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad Unfortunately, not as good as the first two. The first books were fantastic, could not put them down; but this one just fell a little short of the mark.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh I loved the previous 2 books more than I can say, I've read them probably 100 times and couldn't get over how much I enjoyed the dialogue and character devleopmen. The plot was incredible...untili this book. I was so disappionmented with the ending. Didn't like who Kelsea's father was revealed to be either.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it for the most part... For the most part, this was a pretty good conclusion to the trilogy. I won't include any spoilers, but I found the ending to be rather anticlimactic and left me as the reader wanting more closure. I liked the series as a whole for being pretty different and fun, but was not super happy with the ending, though the rest of the book was pretty good.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great but... While I have loved this trilogy. This book left me feeling a bit let down in the end.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost! loved loved loved how this series came to me right before the last book came out. All the "books" of this last installation were great... I enjoyed the depth of feeling for all the characters...and how each one had their own voice. Red Queen was complicated so like you wanna hate her but then you see how she became who she was; Kelsea arguing with her about morality and hypocrisy was hilarious because it was like arguing with a little child whose points were valid but not 100% working for a Queen which kind of sucks too because she was soooo evil before - you wanted to fear her, and all of a sudden she wasn't fearsome anymore (which we see later why she gets softer as you progress in the novel) Another thing was William Tear and the voyage(s). I am disappointed by how little we end up knowing about the whole thing...mmm I just want like an actual history, instead of the gossipy drama bits.. Anyway, loved it; just wished the ending was more Alyss from the Looking Glass Wars (to complement how Kelsea was almost through the entire series) I mean, I understand the theme of sacrifice that started this whole novel - and ending it that way was neat...but it just didn't really appeal to me. I wanted like a big bang LOL like SUCCESS and VICTORY after the sacrifice...not meh and no real conclusion or epilogue-y conclusion to anything - I do not support open-ended endings LOL
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! It actually took me quite a while to read this because I didn't want the series to end but I loved every page. I know a lot of people were disappointed with the ending but I thought it was perfect - I didn't expect it but wouldn't have it any other way. I found each of the three books has quite a different feel to it, while still being completely tied together. I love that aspect of the series and it's one of my new favourites.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit disappointing Very unexpected ending. Seems like author was bored and/or lost her ideas so wanted to end it quickly. Pity because two previous parts were great.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Skip the last two chapters My friend got me into this series and I quickly became a fan. I read the first two books in 2 weeks and I waited patiently for this one to come out. And I was disappointed. The ending of this book was so anti-climatic that I wanted to throw a fit of frustration. Erika, why would you do this to us??
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugly ending and Ugly cover!!!! I fell in love with the first two books and was waiting for this book with much anticipation but the ending was totally unsatisfying, there were things that just felt so unresolved and rushed that it left me regretting purchasing this series in the first place. This book fell short in both the art of the cover (my biggest pet peeve is when books of the same series don't match) and the storyline. The only thing this book had going for it was that it has a good writing style.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dissapointment I had waited all year for this book. Although I'm glad that we will not be kept on the hook with another 2-4 books, the ending was such a disappointment. The series started out so strong and has steadily gotten worse.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing ending Was a good read until about half way through, then things started to stray. Felt rushed, might have been better had the author made a fourth book. I am glad I read it, but I wasn't thrilled with what I read.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ending was a huge dissappointment Beautifully written. Well developed characters. Unorthodox. Unique. Feminist. Amazing. But has one of the laziest, most pathetic, and complete garbage endings to a series I have read in a long time. :(
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth It I found this to be a strong finale to an exciting series. There were more plot twists in this book than I was expecting, and although it took some time, I was happy with the direction the author went. Definitely worth the commitment to the series!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fate Of The Tearling This is such a hard novel from me to rate. There are many answers that you are finally given within this novel that the reader was still curious about from the first two novels (like the sapphires, the Red Queen, Brenna's existence). But the what makes this a bit of a flop in my mind. This series was very up and down for me...the first novel I thought was good but not exciting. The second novel I thought was amazing and seeing things with Lily's eyes was exciting. This novel was just eh, alright. The answers that are given make it worth it, But the poor characters! My absolute favourite part of this whole novel was the relationship between Kelsea and The Red Queen (Evelyn). Honestly it was refreshing to see because even though they hated one another they still had each others back and were honest when speaking with each other. I think my huge disappointed came with The Fetch. It seemed like he was going to have a much larger role within this novel. And he did in a way, as Gavin. The boy who craves attention and needs everyone to like him and accept him at all costs. Completely ruined this character for me because you can see how he's changed, but he doesn't really have a place in this kingdom. Honestly Jonathon Tear I thought would have a larger part of this novel. I think what bothers me is I enjoyed the time with Lily and seeing the crossing, and then this novel did the same thing with Katie... and it didn't feel right. And Pen don't get me started about that.. he loves Kelsea but can't be her personal guard anymore because he loves her... it makes no sense. The one twist I did not see coming was amazing, but I'm so sad that the Mace kept this from Kelsea. Again this ending was strange and weird, and not what I was hoping for at all. But hopefully Kelsea can learn to be happy in this new alternate reality she has created. Ugh also is bothering me because Kelsea only ever wanted to make her Kingdom great and move it towards the utopia that it was originally intended to be. But in this new version she was never Queen and that makes me sad because she is such a strong powerful character, and it just seems silly that all her hard work led to her being completely and utterly alone with the knowledge that she has of the 'past'
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book great second addition to this series #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved loved this series, not 100% happy with the ending #plum review
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unsatisfying end to a series I loved the first two books, but this is one of the most unsatisfying endings to a series I've ever read.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific I thought the ending was original and was honestly ok that it wasn't a "happily ever after". The whole book was pretty dark and harsh, and the ending stayed true to this theme. LOVE the plot and story and especially the characters. Definitely going to reread the series.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just average I found the conclusion to the story a bit average, but overall it was a great series to read.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great conclusion to the story Amazing story I loved the sudden plot twists and how I didn't see them coming
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ending This book is a great final book to trilogy. It really explores the idea of going into the past to change an event and how it can have an enormous impact on the present. Kelsea does not disappoint in her role as Queen of the Tear.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book, but... I really enjoyed all of this book, except the ending. I understand why it happened the way it did, but it didn't leave me feeling satisfied. The writing was good, but definitely wasn't as good as the first book.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected The story was really unique to me. When I first picked up the first book I thought it was a fantasy magical world but it was more than that. It had all these other elements wrapped up beautifully. But when I finished the book, I didn't know how to feel. Hours later I realized, what I was feeling was an ache in my heart, emptiness at the ending. I loved how different and unexpected the ending was but I did not like the feeling it left with me.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Very cool way of telling this story from two different dimensions and two different characters in those different worlds.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I absolutely loved this series and absolutely loved this book until the last 20 pages or so. The ending seemed like a cop out and left me really disappointed. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly Disappointed While the ending fit nicely, I was fairly disappointed with it. It seemed like the easy way out, and presented a loss of all the strong character bonds I had grown to love. However, it did not ruin the series for me. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Abit disappointing! The first 2 were awesome and I feel like this one was a let down. It answered most of my questions but they weren't satisfying if you think about the really awesome buildup from the first 2 books. Oh well I still love this series :)
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great series; didn't love the ending Perhaps I read this book too fast, or perhaps too much time had elapsed since I read the other titles in the series, but I was a bit disappointed in this final instalment. I really grew to love Kelsea and the Queen's guard in the first two books and I felt like this book didn't do them justice. I still loved the world(s?) and the overall story--hence why this gets 3 stars instead of less--but I was not satisfied with the ending of this book.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Epic! The Fate of the Tearling deserves 5/5 stars The ending was a bit of a ?????? moment. It brought the best elements of the previous 2 books. The ending, although not what I would have preferred, did not ruin this series for me. If you have not read this series, I urge to try it! It has become one of my favourite fantasy series. Erika Johansen created a world full of history and complex details. To have a fantasy series dive into the world's history and how the world was developed is amazing. Few books really do that. For me, I loved it. There were so many small details in this book that all come together in the end, every word she wrote had a purpose to the story. I'm sure this is a series that when you re-read it, you catch something new every time and it makes it even better. I cannot wait to see what other books Erika Johansen writes because it will be an insta-buy.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read I have read many books and it's safe to say this is rowttt goodn
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from really good! This was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. There was a lot going on and it was hard to follow, especially near the end, but it was overall a good read.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing I love the series and I love her writing so I would recommend but it was honestly the most disappointed I'd ever felt with a series and I've read a LOT of disappointing series. I...just...I can NOT believe that's how she chose to end it. It's one of those cop-out tropes.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Ending! Though this series started out slow, and the plot development was confusing at times and the interplay between fantasy and reality was not always clear, this was by far the best book in the trilogy. The ending was unexpected and the journey to get there was different than all of the generic plot-lines we've all seen repeated over and over. The protagonist is a level-headed, well-read rational thinker, something that seems so rare in this genre. Also, the way this series handles religion was very refreshing to an atheist; it highlights the corruption that can occur inside of organized religion, especially when people are blindly devout, and the protagonist mistrusts the church from the very beginning. Overall this book was thoughtful, original and full of critical thinking
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrapped up the series nicely I know a lot of people were a bit disappointed in the ending but I thought it was interesting way to go, it tied the series up nicely and I believe the questions you are left with at the end are good ones to reflect on. I like how this book discusses the importance of history and how far into the future historical events can effect us, posing a couple of philosophical questions even that are quite relate-able to what's going on in the world today.I would definitely recommend to anyone that enjoys fantasy that poses relevant moral questions. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Little Disappointing I absolutely loved the first two books of this trilogy. The I fell in love with the first book right from chapter one. The second book had a lot of conflict and ended on a cliffhanger so I was super excited to start reading this one. The book was good, it was just the last hundred pages or so that I had an issue with. The story ends nice and neat but it's a little disappointing. I can understand why Erika Johansen wrote it the way she did, but for me as a reader, it was a little unsatisfying. Overall though, they are a great set of books.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending Great ending to a wonderful series
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ending to a great series. Very satisfying end to a very interesting story. Sad that it's over.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit of a let down I had a hard time remembering what happened in the previous books. I needed a bit of a reminder chapter that just gave me the highlights from the past books and who everyone was. That's what happens I guess when you read books as they are released. This book definitely tied up all the loose ends and everything came together fairly quickly and tidily. I did enjoy it but it lacked some of the punch of the first two novels.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Crafted and a Brilliant Read Spoilers ahead in this review............ The Fate of the Tearling is the last book in the trilogy written by Erika Johansen and was a story that pulls readers in as a rollercoaster ride. The book has left me in tears, grieving for the Tearling that was how it was meant to be if it had run its natural course in history and genuine, heart-felt relief for the Tearling it had become. Maybe it had been because you read in the perspective of Kelsea Glynn and also because you know how the Tearling would have become had it not been changed, it makes you mourn for the world it had been before. Indeed there was much evil in that Tearling that makes you understand the importance of the change that Kelsea had made but the journey through the Tearling before with Kelsea in the first and second book makes you angry about the outcome, to have gone through all the pain and suffering to have it come to an end because of one moment and the death of one man. But it also makes you wonder what would have happened if she had not gone back to that time and changed it. The flow of the book does point you in the direction of her death but what if there had been more to that one moment? What if the crown gave her more power than just to leap through time and change the past? There are many blank moments that give you more questions than answers and it continues to baffle me, what if Kelsea had stayed in that moment and the power of the Queen of Spades had been much more powerful and she saved the Tearling? Saved her guards and saved her people? True I may question this but I also see from the other side of the coin, the peace that William Tear had wanted when he brought people from the old world through to the Crossing had become the fundamental and base foundation of the new world that Kelsea now lived in. You see how Katie had persevered and made everything right. However, as I said at the beginning of the review, I grieve. Not for how the world had once been, not for the brutal life that many of the Tears and Mort had lived, nor the suffering that so many people had to adapt to but the people that Kelsea had once loved and shared irreplaceable moments and memories with. To be the only one who knows how the world had been and to be the only one to live with memories of a different life and ultimately in the end, become of alone in the world despite the life of this new world. You mourn and grieve for the life she once had, the people she once knew and the love that she once shared. You see from both side and know that you’ve done a great deed but to only lose everything you once had. The Tearling series is a series that I will keep with great joy for the rest of my life and will always reread because of the carefully crafted plot and the importance of how history plays in our lives.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tearling Book! I love this series so much, and this book was the best in the series! The ending did leave me a little unsatisfied, but I get it. I just feel the main character wasn't fully happy at the end even though she did what she needed to do. But still a series I would read again and recommend to people! Love it!
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from loved the series but was so disappointed with the ending I was absolutely in love with this series, I could not put these books down. The first part of this book was sooo good and it tied up so many loose questions, but I was so disappointed with how the author decided to conclude this story. In my opinion, it made the whole series irrelevant.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Date published: 2016-11-16

Editorial Reviews

“A time-traveling adventure with the fate of a world in the balance. . . . Johansen creates her most sweeping vision of Kelsea and her world yet, packing her story with political machinations and explosive revelations, including the long-withheld identity of Kelsea’s father. The stunning ending makes a bold statement about sacrifice and rebirth. . . . Astonishing.”