A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.The king's three daughtersbattle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Eliaknow the realm's only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for warbut regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided....
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The Queens of Innis Lear Reviews
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This is a retelling of the Shakespeare play King Lear mainly identifiable by the leading characters of Lear and his three daughters along with his decision to carve up his kingdom to benefit the daughters who can express their love for him better than her sisters. The main problem is that you have to read way, way into the book before you get to that pithy bit of Shakespeare's maneuvering of characters.
The Queen ...more
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I'm so unbelievably disappointed.
DNF'd at 33%
The Writing and the Worldbuilding
The writing was excellent—truly. Tessa Gratton really has a way with words. Plots, on the other hand? Ehh, not so much. She seems to be of the opinion that you don't need a plot as long as you continue to "develop" your characters, and that said characters don't need plot to dev ...more
i still am not over the fact that someone wrote a game of thrones style king lear i feel as if i'm not going to be the same person until this is in my hands
Having been severely disappointed with Nesbo's eagerly-awaited Macbeth a few days ago, I approached this fantasy retelling of King Lear with some trepidation - but, you know what, it's wonderful!
Gratton shows her deep understanding of the original in so many ways even while she contests and subverts it. Rather than this being a Lear via Game of Thrones, it serves to reveal how much GoT is already indebted to Lear (and others). The writing is gorgeous: lyrical and poetic in its evocation of a wo ...more
*Genre* Epic Fantasy
"The withering grandeur of an island that once thrived with magic. The erratic decision of a half mad king. Stars that predict the future; people that whisper with the trees. Greedy hands of enemy kingdoms, three sisters, yet only one will rise as queen."
Inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, The Queens of Innis Lear is Tessa Gratton's debut epic adult fantasy. The Queens of Innis Lear brings to life a world that hums with ancient magic, ...more
This book was basically everything I've been looking for. If this doesn't end up being one of my top 10 reads of 2018 I will be shocked because it's SO GOOD. It's an epic high fantasy novel with feminist, diverse characters who are mostly in their twenties. The story itself feels like Game of Thrones meets Shakespeare... except that really doesn't even begin to describe how incredible it is! I've been sitting on this review for 2 months and still can't articulate my love for this book.
I do recom ...more
I am not going to leave an actual star rating because I only read an excerpt of the novel (I believe it was the first 190 pages). The part I did read though, would be 5/5 stars. I absolutely loved it. Definitely not a read that everyone would enjoy due to the slow, wordy nature of the writing, yet I found it to be beautiful and captivating. I can't wait until I can get my hands on the full novel.
This one was really really good!