The Queens of Innis Lear

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 dau A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood. The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed k...

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Title:The Queens of Innis Lear
Author:Tessa Gratton
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Queens of Innis Lear
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:576 pages pages

The Queens of Innis Lear Reviews

  • Megan Lyons
    Jan 10, 2018
    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 s...
  • Shelley
    Mar 23, 2018
    *Source* NetGalley *Genre* Epic Fantasy *Rating* 3.5 *Thoughts* "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 s...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Nov 08, 2016
    Read an excerpt of this and honestly I?m not sold on it yet. But maybe it gets better during the second half? --- Re-reading this synopsis, this book sounds pretty similar to Three Dark Crowns. Not sure how I feel about that... --- After reading the blurb, all I can say is... ...
  • Stephen
    Apr 17, 2018
    thanks to the publisher and netgalley for free copy for an open and honest review this book being a modern fantasy adaption of Shakespeare's king lear but found it got bogged down and very slow going and heavy, where it could of been more light hearted and easier flowing it had the ...
  • Victoria Rose
    Feb 13, 2018
    OK I'm not joking, I need to know if I read the whole thing. Can someone else who's read it or has it tell me the last line?? Honestly, if I have read all of it then the ending is the kind of open ending leading into the next book that I really enjoy and am not at all mad about, but...
  • Judy Lesley
    Mar 26, 2018
    Thank you to NetGalley and Macmillan - Tor/Forge for a digital galley of this novel. 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 dau...
  • Zoraida
    Mar 02, 2018
    Thoughts to come. ...
  • Sarah Marie
    Mar 27, 2018
    The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 3 stars DNF I read an excerpt, an incredibly long and misleading excerpt that must have been around 200 pages, of this novel. If I had known that I was reading an excerpt and not the full novel I would have DNFed it. However, I will be co...
  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 11, 2016
    A retelling of King Lear in the thread of Game of Thrones? Gimme. ...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    Mar 19, 2018
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ It's been awhile since I've really challenged myself with a proper adult high fantasy novel, and I can proudly say that I'm glad it was this one that I took a chance on. A retelling of Shakespeare'sKing Lear,The Qu...
  • jessica
    May 02, 2018
    im quite conflicted with how i feel about this book. the prose was gorgeous and the character development was extraordinary, but this was exhausting to get through. i found myself often skimming through paragraphs, or simply setting down the book periodically as i couldnt read this in ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Mar 31, 2018
    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 scarle...
  • Liz
    Apr 20, 2018
    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...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jan 18, 2018
    Don't mind me, just freaking tf out over having this glorious retelling <3 <3 <3 ...
  • Jemima
    Mar 29, 2018
    Title: The Queen Of Innis Lear Author: Tessa Gratton Genre: Fantasy, YA Publication date: March 27,2018 OK, I am going to be totally honest with you here and say that initially this book is what you'd say is a cover buy. Now, This is literally what happened "Oooo ...
  • Justine
    May 01, 2018
    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...
  • Carolyn
    Mar 26, 2018
    This review is for a 'preview excerpt' I received from Netgalley. I didn't realise that it wasn't the full book and was puzzled when the book stopped abruptly. So this is a review of only the first section of the book (around 1/2 judging by the full length of the book). This is fant...
  • Giovanna
    May 12, 2018
    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 ac...
  • Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
    Mar 18, 2018
    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 ...
  • Hiu Gregg
    Mar 23, 2018
    I received an e-ARC from the publisher, HarperVoyager, through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What to say about The Queens of Innis Lear? This is a book based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear, though it is not a book that is defined by that play. I must adm...
  • Benjamin
    Mar 13, 2018
    I received ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was initially a 3.5 review, but I?m rounding it up to 4 because it deserves it. Before I begin with the review, can we appreciate the cover? Both the UK and US edition are as beautiful as they are mysterious. I got int...
  • Atlas
    Jul 19, 2017
    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 ...
  • katherine
    May 20, 2018
    DNF @ 25% i just can't anymore, i have zero urge to pick this up, it's so slow and nothing is happening - i'm finding it rather boring too. i'm going to put it to the side for now and hopefully pick it up again at a later date. thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an arc...
  • Acqua
    Mar 30, 2018
    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 int...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 08, 2017
    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 ...
  • Joy D
    Mar 28, 2018
    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 ...
  • lucie
    Oct 25, 2017
    TOTALLY A COVER BUY ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017
    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 ...
  • Roman Clodia
    Mar 01, 2018
    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 co...
  • Sabrina The Trash Queen
    Mar 29, 2018
    ?my copy arrived! Is so beautiful?. ?can?t wait to start reading it!.!.!.! ...