The Fate of Tearling is the third book in the Queen of Tearling series by Erika Johansen.
For the benefit of her nation, Queen Kelsea Glynn exchanged her life for that of the Red Queen. However, given that the revolt in Mortmesne is gaining steam, the Red Queen may require more assistance than just a political prisoner to prevent her own nation from collapsing. Under the Mace’s rule, not everything in the Tearling is peaches and rainbows: God’s Church detests being told what to do and particularly doesn’t enjoy Kelsea intruding on their affairs.
As Kelsea continues to get visions of her early years in the Tear, she gradually makes connections between the actions and circumstances in the past that brought her people to their current condition. But facing them, learning from them, and deciding what to do next seems like an insurmountable barrier, especially while imprisoned in the dungeon of a rival kingdom.
Talk about an emotional rollercoaster.
This book was the ending of a trilogy, and by reading it, you can tell that it’s an end. The book really went all in to give us a perfect mixture of fiction and action, with new concepts such as time travel to invoke new interests still.
The book was great, but the ending did seem like a bit of a rush, especially with the results of the butterfly effect, which entirely erases everything we knew about the story from the timeline itself, which was a bit of a bummer.
Really a very unique approach was used in this story, and I would definitely recommend this to the fantasy lovers out there.