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The Queens of Innis Lear

Written by: Tessa Gratton
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton's debut adult epic fantasy audiobook, The Queens of Innis Lear.

Three queens. One crown. All-out war.

Gaela. Ruthless commander.

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.

The King’s hold on the crown must end - willingly or at the edge of my sword.

Regan. Master manipulator.

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.

No matter what or whom I must destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear.

Elia. Star-blessed priest. 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.

We all have to make sacrifices. Love and freedom will be mine.

©2018 Tessa Gratton (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

What the critics say

"Amazing. Just amazing." (Robin McKinley) 

"[Narrator Kate Reading] narrates in a smoky tone, and readers will appreciate her varied voices for the large cast of characters." (Booklist)

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Over hyped

I really tried to like this but I ended up hating all the characters and was just bored through the first half of this long book. The magic, star lore and “language of trees” was really weak. I couldn’t picture what that was because it wasn’t described at all.

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Long but wonderful!

This book is a fantastical retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear!
But it can be long and slow in places. This didn't ruin the book for me, it just resulted in a slower listening experience than with other books.
I would still recommend this book to anyone who is a Shakespearean fan.

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  • Thomas davies
  • KANSAS CITY, MO, US
  • 2018-11-22

Loved it

A wonderfully written story, well developed characters, excellent pacing. Starts a bit slow but well worth it. Highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-04

Hard to start, well worth the effort

I started this book a lot of times. You have to pay attention. Once you do, it's an amazing and gripping adventure. I don't write many reviews, but felt this one was worth it.

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  • Ashley
  • 2018-07-31

Slowest story with a fantastic narrator

I went into this book knowing it was going to be long but hoping it was long because it was going to be amazing. unfortunately I wasn't sympathetic to any of the characters thoughts seem to drag on until the last 10%. The narrator was awesome so I don't bereft her for anything