Local author Erika Johansen
shares her epic debut--which is the first work in a magical, adventurous, and romantic series--The Queen of the Tearling
. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. With a Starred Review from Booklist
, and called a "gripping read" by bestselling author Bernard Cornwell, fans of fantasy adventure are in for a treat with the beginning of this impressive debut.