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
KING LEAR? TESSA GRATON?
THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS IS WRITING A RETELLING OF ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYS? end me now
I enjoyed this very much. The writing has a stylized feel, with each point of view chapter feeling in a way like a self-contained scene. It is a retelling based on King Lear, but while it's been so long that can't recall much detail from the original play, my favourite retelling is the film Ran, by Akira Kurosawa.
This book is slightly less dramatic than Ran, but still very engaging. It is very much the story of the daughters rather than the King, and particularly Elia, the youngest, but I loved ...more
4.5 (maybe it’s an actual 5, I just struggle so much with star ratings right now)
This book isn’t for everyone (which can be said for all books, but it does apply to this more than others, imho). It’s a political, atmospheric, fantasy retelling of King Lear. It’s slow and actually kind of hard to get through: you can’t read it in one sitting, trust me on that. So yes, this book takes time. And the characters are not exactly what I would call likable people (then again who is likable in King Lear? ...more
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads
I love KING LEAR.
When I took Shakespeare in college, I wrote my research paper on Edmund. I argued that he had little chance to be anything but a villain given the thoughtless mistreatment of bastards at that time. He wore his illegitimacy like a scarlet letter, and even more than Hester Prynn’s, his crime was not a crime.
So of course when I heard that Tessa Gratton’s THE QUEENS OF INNIS LEAR was a fantastical retelling of KING LEAR, I leapt at the opportunity to read i ...more
Thoughts to come.
A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones?
The Queens of Innis Lear is a fantasy retelling of King Lear.
It begins with the birth of an island, with one of the most breathtaking prologues I've read in a while. It draws you in, and you'll need that, because this may be a well-written story with multilayered characters and intricate political dynamics, but it's also a very slow tome of almost 600 pages and the retelling of a tragedy.
I decided to read this because I loved Tessa Gratton's Before She Was Bloody story in the anthology Three Sid ...more
RTC but this is ridiculously, ridiculously hard to solidly review because I am torn.
Is it a good book? Yes.
It’s got gorgeous worldbuilding, star prophecies, Shakespeare inspiration, the most gorgeous prose ever, strong female leads
But it is long. SO incredibly long. And this makes it exhausting to get through.
If this was cut down and paced quicker, this could’ve easily been a 5 Star for me.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
A full review will also be available soon on ...more