Saturday, January 10, 2015

Erika Johansen's 'The Invasion of the Tearling' Gets Official Cover, Synopsis And Release Date

So here is the deal: I haven't read The Queen of the Tearling yet, but I have already purchased it online after hearing my love, Emma Watson, will be playing the lead role on the book's movie adaptation. I know this sounds flimsy, but I rest my case.

So for everyone of you who have read the book by Erika Johansen, you may be happy to hear that the second book in this projected trilogy is on the way. In fact we already know that it is called The Invasion of the Tearling. And here are some more: The official cover, synopsis and release date have been unveiled.

Additionally, the book will be around 80 pages longer than it's predecessor, which will abate the need of the voracious fans. Despite having not read the first book yet, I will surely look out for this one, and once my order arrives, I will read it with relish, already picturing Emma in my head.

Here is the official cover of The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Only if you are quite OCD, you might be disappointed with some minor changes in the layout and the now prominent character in the cover. See it for your self.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

And because I have OCD (and an aspiring Photoshop tinker), I have created my own version. I am not claiming that what I have done is more beautiful, but I have to do this or my head will explode.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (own version)

For reference, here is the cover of The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

On the other hand, the UK edition is slaying it. They are gaining high marks of the OCD department. Just look at the books' covers in these editions.

The Queen of the Tearling UK Edition

The Invasion of the Tearling UK Edition


With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion. But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling - and that of Kelsea's own soul - may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out. In this dazzling sequel to her bestselling debut, The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen brings back favourite characters, including the Mace and the Red Queen, and introduces unforgettable new players, adding exciting layers to her multidimensional tale of magic, mystery and a fierce young heroine.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen will hit bookstores on June 9, 2015.