Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.
Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 New York Times bestseller Red Queen.
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lie ahead for her in royal life.
Captain Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow.
Plus a GLASS SWORD sneak peek!
An exclusive excerpt of the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series, Glass Sword, transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl’s resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.
Pia-Marie Graves, Thalia-Buchhandlung
Cruel Crown is a compilation of two short novellas. In the first story we meet Coriane, Cal's mother, and get some information about her life and death. Though there is nothing we didn't already know about what happend to poor Coriane, "Queen Song" was quite enjoyable and entertaining. "Steel Scars" is about Farley, a character that already appeared in Red Queen. Most of her story was boring and spoils you some things from Glass Sword (though those spoilers were really really interesting). Anyway it was a 'okay' book, but certainly not what I expected.