Glass Sword

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What to expect

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.

Mare’s blood is red – the colour of common folk – but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by the Silver king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red and Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Read by Amanda Dolan

(p) 2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critics Review

  • ‘Fans of Red Queen will not be disappointed. Victoria’s writing is fluid, fast and fierce, and the action, suspense and crackling adrenaline woven into the pages of its predecessor aims, pulls the trigger, and hits home in Glass Sword’

    GUARDIAN
  • It’s high adrenaline stuff…the double-crossing and duplicity is the real loop-the-loop, awesome roller-coaster star attraction.

    Sci-Fi Now
  • All the characters are great, and the relationships that Victoria Aveyard builds and breaks between them will have you feeling all the emotions, there is a great mix of action and contemplation that works so terrifically well.

    Liz Loves Books
  • Grittier than ‘Red Queen’, but with the same disorientating twists that made the first book such a hit, ‘Glass Sword’ does not disappoint…Biggest problem? The last page. In dire need of book 3.

    Maximum Pop
  • Glass Sword ended on such a high note. I think Victoria Aveyard is becoming the queen of plot twists! The set up for the next book looks ridiculously exciting.

    Dana and The Books
  • ‘Glass Sword’ is what every sequel should aspire to be. A deeper understanding of a fascinating world, fleshed out characters and an explosive plot

    Accio Reviews

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