The third book in the thrilling #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.
Discover more wonders in the world of Red Queen with Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection, a companion novel with stories from fan favorites and new voices, featuring never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content!
Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?
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.
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
live, laugh, love red queen 😭✌️
ok can i just start by saying this book is nothing short from EVERYTHING. it had me laughing, screaming, crying, and smiling too many times to count. mare and cal’s relationship really grew and at parts i even had butterflies (lol) and maven oh, maven. i miss the old him- but i love how va added lgbtq because it really added depth to his character- and he had really amazing character development- but he’s like, “uGh wHy dOeSnT mArE lOvE mE” when he literally freaking kept her captive for 6 MONTHS. anyways overall this book was too good to even say with words..
and can we talk about the povs??
low key i still kinda hate evangeline- but cameron has became less of a brat so love to her but i swear the povs always start in every. book. SERIES.
Well, I just gotta say WOW. I had not been a fan of Glass Sword. But this book made up for that. Although…yeah I got nothing. I mean, I didn’t like that it was from Cameron’s POV cuz she’s just not my fav character.
But am I just really, really really really really really stupid or something? Because even after reading all three books I STILL love maven. I ship Maven and Mare. Or kind of…Maven and me 😈
I thought it was sweet Farley named her baby after her mom.
…out of no where, Sara Skonos can just talk again?
The ending was I think the worst. Everyone’s shocked at how Cal chose the crown but i srsly wasn’t lol It was obvi I mean Even Cameron was like yeah he’s lying so I did not freak out and idk like I said I think Maven is the hottest guy in the world so I’m biased but I never really shipped Cal and Mare.
Last complaint is sort of a whole series thing but why is mare so SMALL??? Like, she’s always like ‘yeah I’m so small and there so tall and my natural gaze looks at Evangeline’s waist’ like what no heroines are always so TINY and like there are TALL people too you guys
I also loved the Evangeline/Elaine ship
Read and tell me Maven isn’t the best