Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace, where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a power of her own--an ability she didn't know she had.
"Same Story, Better Writing"
Mare Barrow's blood is red - the color 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 Maven, the prince - the friend - who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: She is not the only one of her kind.
"Not quite the page turner I hoped"
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.
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.
"Good but overpriced"
This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own.
"Enthralling, twist and turns, excellently narrated"
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.
"X-Men: First Class + Grisha Trilogy = Glass Sword"
Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows. Queen Song : 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 lay ahead for her in royal life.
In letzter Sekunde wurden Mare und Prinz Cal von der Scharlachroten Garde aus der Todesarena gerettet. Nun will Mare diejenigen aufspüren, die sind wie sie: Rote mit besonderen Silber-Fähigkeiten. Denn auch der neue König der Silbernen, ihr einstiger Verlobter, hat es auf diese Menschen abgesehen. Aber schnell wird klar, dass er eigentlich nur eins will: Mare für sich zurückgewinnen.
"So gut wie das erste!"
In der Welt, in der Mare Barrow lebt, wird alles von der Farbe des Blutes bestimmt: Es gibt Menschen mit rotem und solche mit silbernem Blut. Mares Familie gehört zu den niederen Reds, deren Aufgabe es ist, der Silver-Elite zu dienen - denn die besitzen übernatürliche Kräfte, auf die sich ihre Herrschaft gründet. Um einem Freund zu helfen, schleust Mare sich als Dienstmädchen in die Sommerresidenz des Königs ein. Und dort geschieht etwas Unerwartetes: Als sie bei einem Fest in Gefahr gerät, zeigt sich vor den Augen des versammelten Silver-Adels, dass auch sie eine besondere Fähigkeit besitzt - obwohl ihr Blut rot ist!
"Sehr gutes Buch!!!"