Erika Johansen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. She went to Swarthmore College, earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and eventually became an attorney, but she never stopped writing.
"Kelsea flourishes alongside the other female characters at the
center of the novel: These are powerful, determined women who work
hard to accomplish their goals even as their mistakes haunt them.
Johansen doesn't punish them for these mistakes; she allows them to
grow, leading to a well-earned ending."--Washington Post
"Johansen has consistently taken huge narrative risks with this series. . . . With richly developed characters who are never boring black and white, and villains who are as fascinating as the heroes, the finale of this outstanding series will be talked about by readers."--Library Journal, Pick of the Month
"Johansen's vision--a society tearing itself apart amid the effort to redefine itself--is ambitious, and the conflict is fleshed out through myriad character arcs. . . . wraps up the story quite nicely."--Publishers Weekly
"Excellent."--Entertainment Weekly, "Must List"
"The final Queen of the Tearling installment continues to follows the fate of Queen Kelsea and the Tearling in a heart-pounding, epic conclusion of this series. It's one that's been eagerly anticipated, so if you haven't read the prior two books, you'll definitely want to get on top of that."--Buzzfeed
"This is a thrilling conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. . . . Johansen's fans will be pleased."--Booklist (starred review)
..".Find out the result of Queen Kelsea's bejeweled sacrifice in the finale of our favorite fantasy trilogy."--Entertainment Weekly
"Genuinely subversive: social commentary in the guise of supernatural adventure."--Locus Magazine
"A time-traveling adventure with the fate of a world in the balance. . . . Johansen creates her most sweeping vision of Kelsea and her world yet, packing her story with political machinations and explosive revelations, including the long-withheld identity of Kelsea's father. The stunning ending makes a bold statement about sacrifice and rebirth. . . . Astonishing."--Shelf Awareness
"Fantasy fans will flock to this electrifying conclusion to the best-selling Tearling trilogy."--Cosmopolitan