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The Queens of Innis Lear

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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Number of Pages : 576 pages
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The Queens of Innis Lear Reviews

  • Megan Lyons

    3 1/2 stars

    I enjoyed this book, but I didn’t love it. It was well written, and the author did a great job of adding depth to the story of King Lear, while staying fairly true to the overall story. It is not an exact retelling; new connections are created between characters, and some of the story lines and plot elements have been adjusted, but the author does a good job of expanding on the original play, while staying true to themes. I was charmed to see some exact dialogue from the play sprinkle

  • Joy D

    Approximate re-telling of Shakespeare’s King Lear in the form of an adult fantasy with women in many of the central and supporting roles. The writing was elegant, with lush descriptions creating an atmospheric setting for this fantasy world. I could picture the jagged cliffs of this island country, the ships from faraway lands docking at port, and the majestic castles. It seemed like a story set in medieval times, with no invented creatures, where the island, trees, and wind are sentient. The ma ...more

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  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)

    I received this eARC excerpt from Tor on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.

    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

  • Acqua

    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

  • Giovanna

    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?

  • Roman Clodia

    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

  • Liz

    What a wonderfully crafted piece of literature this novel is! Not an easy one, mind you. It took me five days to read it because of how dense and complex, how thought-provoking, it is.

    But let's start at the beginning, shall we?!

    Using works of the Bard for inspiration is quite a risky endeavor, you know? Shakespeare's plays, all of them, have a multitude of layers and allow for all types of interpretations but living up to their standard is actually quite hard, I would imagine. Gratton, however