Emma Watson said 'I couldn't put the bloody thing down' about Erika Johansen's gloriously addictive debut that brings together the narrative drive of The Hunger Games, the dystopian thrills of Divergent with the political chicanery of Games of Thrones - and is soon to be filmed by the dream team behind Harry Potter!
Introducing an exciting new fiction talent, an unputdownably good debut novel that boasts both the depth of character and sinuous drama of Game of Thrones and the narrative drive of The Hunger Games ...
ERIKA JOHANSEN was educated at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania before attending the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. She later became an attorney. The Queen of the Tearling the first book in a trilogy is her debut. Erika lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Author photo (c) Victoria Webb
"I couldn't put the bloody thing down. It would be fair to say I became obsessed with the role and the book" -- EMMA WATSON "Did you love The Hunger Games? Partial to an episode of Game of Thrones? Then you're going to want to dive straight in to this new fantasy ... brilliantly imagined and captivatingly written" HEAT "An assured and confident debut ... featuring a strong female lead and a well-realised far-future post-apocalyptic world" INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "Like Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games meets Pulp Fiction" DAILY MAIL "Destined to be a fantasy classic. Johansen's writing is assured, confident and thrilling. I can't wait for the next book." AMY McCULLOCH, author of The Oathbreaker's Shadow