The #1 New York Times bestselling series!
In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, rebellion is rising and allegiances will be tested on every side. Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.
Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.
As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
And don’t miss Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, featuring three brand-new novellas and other exclusive content, coming in April!
Leashed like an animal and trotted out as a trophy of war, Mare Barrow passes her 18th birthday imprisoned by King Maven and turned into a puppet of a propaganda machine bent on destroying the Scarlet Guard. In this third installment of the Red Queen series, Aveyard's frenetic action sequences initially take a backseat to the patient study of Mare's captivity. But there are still plenty of schemes amid royal fissures and ill-fated rescues, an assassination attempt, and raging battles on multiple fronts to help this story keep pace with the previous installments. A newblood struggling with her deadly abilities and a princess begrudgingly betrothed to Maven narrate a few chapters of their own, but the majority of the tale is again seen through the eyes of Aveyard's "little lightning girl," who remains a relatable and deeply flawed heroine. Concluding as hope dwindles that the Reds will ever be free of the Silver crown, Aveyard adeptly sets the scene for a fourth book to follow, amid a war not yet won. Ages 13 up.
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My heart has stopped beating ever since I finished Glass Sword... I gotta stop reading these kind of books that mess with my emotions. And I will... After this book comes out
From one cage to the next!
I just finished this book and probably shouldn’t write a review because I am so emotional. But, here it is.
I was not ready for the slowness of this book. I long for the scenes of happiness and joy. The beginning of this book was dark, and depressing. Saying all that, I had to read it. I couldn’t stop because I knew there was a reason. And boy was I right.
Mare goes through such struggle. Maven is so twisted and in love with her. But only in the way that he can love. (Tear). I want the boy that Mare knew him to be to show back up and rise above this monster of a king that Maven now is.
Camerons points of view were...... also dark. I always found myself wanting more endearment from her, but as a character that would not fit in this setting. But you do get to see her strength.
Farley is my favorite character. She reminds me of Aelin in SJMaas TOG series.
Seeing Cal’s love for Mare in this story is sweet and he does love her deeply. You can’t help but want a powerful and happy ending for these two.
After just finishing the book, I am anxious and heartbroken. I can’t reveal why, but I am buying the next book so I can continue and hopefully be pulled out of my agony!
I Was In Shocked 😳
I didn’t even realize how amazing and compassion of some of these Characters are in this Red Queen Series...
1.Mare Barrow: Is amazing powerful and good personality plus have a good heart ❤️ and know what to say to herself and her loved ones as well. It really does make it effort from the First Book which is Red Queen how it sort of started with herself taking with her best friend Plus her Family as well she knew in her heart plus her Mind that it really make her angry and frustrated about her Brother Shade Barrow Who was a Scarlet Guards in the first book he wrote her Family a Brief Letter. From time to time I knew that there was something missing in that Barrow Family.
2. Maven Calore: From the First Book in the Red Queen he was different and kind to Mare Barrow she doesn’t realize how dangerous with being in the Palace with the Calore Family as a Queen also her names was just “Lady Mareena” Or “Lightening Girl” annoying how that sounded for her and Maven her Husband At first Honor her and request her to his Queen and Wife. Maven wasn’t a good person for her or anyone especially his Mother who is in charge of his mind from inside of his head that doesn’t make sense to myself because how difficult and different plus confusion to at least knowing that Maven is a liar in his Characters in his eye plus his words as what he usually say to Mare and some people in the courtroom “I’m Men With My Own Words” something like that.
But over all King Cage got some juicy detail about Maven Calore it will blow your mind as you keep turning pages...especially Iris that girl who know what she is and what she is hiding to herself be aware be careful as well as you read.