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The queens of Innis Lear /

by Gratton, Tessa [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 574 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780765392466; 0765392461.Subject(s): Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Kings and rulers -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Science fictionSummary: Dynasties battle for the crown...Three daughters, one crown, all out war; Gaela is a ruthless commander, Regan is a master manipulator and Elia is a star-blessed priest. The island is at risk and an empire is poised for ruin; the line of Lear will be soaked in blood.Summary: Gaela is a ruthless commander who considers herself the rightful heir of Innis Lear; she seeks revenge for her mother's murder. Regan is a master manipulator, who must produce an heir to secure her place on the throne; she desires magic to further her aims. Elia is a star-blessed priest, determined to protect their father; even if it means marrying a stranger. Three Queens. One crown. The island is at risk and an empire is poised for ruin; the line of Lear will be soaked in blood.
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<p> Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton's debut adult epic fantasy, The Queens of Innis Lear. <br> <br> Three Queens. One crown. All out war. </p> <p> Gaela. Ruthless Commander. <br> I am the rightful heir of Innis Lear. No more will I wait in the shadows and watch my mother's murderer bleed my island dry.</p> <p>The King's hold on the crown must end--willingly or at the edge of my sword.</p> <p> Regan. Master Manipulator. <br> To secure my place on the throne, I must produce an heir. Countless times I have fed the island's forests my blood. Yet, my ambition is cursed.</p> <p>No matter what or whom I must destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear.</p> <p> Elia. Star-blessed Priest. <br> My sisters hide in the shadows like serpents, waiting to strike our ailing king. I must protect my father, even if it means marrying a stranger.</p> <p>We all have to make sacrifices. Love and freedom will be mine.<br> <br> "Amazing. Just Amazing."--Robin McKinley </p>

Dynasties battle for the crown...Three daughters, one crown, all out war; Gaela is a ruthless commander, Regan is a master manipulator and Elia is a star-blessed priest. The island is at risk and an empire is poised for ruin; the line of Lear will be soaked in blood.

Gaela is a ruthless commander who considers herself the rightful heir of Innis Lear; she seeks revenge for her mother's murder. Regan is a master manipulator, who must produce an heir to secure her place on the throne; she desires magic to further her aims. Elia is a star-blessed priest, determined to protect their father; even if it means marrying a stranger. Three Queens. One crown. The island is at risk and an empire is poised for ruin; the line of Lear will be soaked in blood.

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On the island of Innis Lear, the ruling king has become so besotted with the prophecies foretold from the stars and the language of trees that he loses his grip on his land-and his sanity. His three daughters should be bound together as family, but each has her own ambitions, loves, and choices to make. When the time comes for the next ruler to ascend, what will the fates say about the Queens of Innis Lear? Who will take the crown? Loosely based on Shakespeare's King Lear, this medieval high fantasy offers richly drawn characters and a magical setting that lends its own voice to the story. The elegant prose keeps readers grounded amidst the possibly overwhelming multiple voices, flashbacks, and letters between characters. -VERDICT YA author Gratton's ("Gods of New Asgard" series) engrossing and magical adult debut will attract fans of vivid epic fantasies, especially lovers of Erika Johansen's "Queen of the Tearling" trilogy and George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice & Fire" series.-Kristi Chadwick, Massachusetts Lib. Syst., Northampton © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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