Book Review: The Queens of Innis Lear (Preview Excerpt)

Title: The Queens of Innis Lear (Preview Excerpt)
Author: Tessa Gratton

Dynasties battle for the crown in Tessa Gratton’s debut adult epic fantasy, 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 Imust destroy, I will wield the magic of Innis Lear.

Elia. Star-blessed Priest.
My sisters hide in the shadows like serpents, waitingto 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.

“Amazing. Just Amazing.”–Robin McKinley

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My Review

Oh my gosh, this book is amazing. I didn’t think it was going to be as good as it was. If this is an excerpt then I can not wait for the full book. This book if full of magic and mythology that is seeped throughout the book. I did not understand all the magic and myth at first but soon was able to put it all together. The betrayal of the youngest princess was shocking as was the madness of the King. The two elder sisters are hatching a plan and trying to implement it into the kingdom. Personally, their original plan sounds like the best one except it keeps the youngest sister out of anything but being a star priest. Which by the end of the book you will wonder if she will continue to be a star priest. She has discovered her strength and just when you start to find out her plan the book ends.

This book will be one that I will buy in full once it is published. I highly recommend it if you like fantasy novels. Plus, the characters are so well written I have already got a crush on “the fox” and can not wait to see what he is up to. I am rooting for the youngest sister and feel that the eldest sister is in the wrong and will cause great upheaval to the kingdom, but you don’t get to find out if that happens or not.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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