Red Queen

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 22,350 ratings

Cruel Crown Publisher's Summary

Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

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 exchanges coded transmissions with the resistance as she travels the land recruiting black-market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital. She was raised to be strong, but planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected - until she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation: Mare Barrow.

Discover the truth of Norta's bloody past in these two revealing prequels to number-one New York Times best seller Red Queen. Plus a Glass Sword sneak peek! An exclusive excerpt from the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series, Glass Sword, transports listeners 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.

©2016 Victoria Aveyard (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 0.1-0.2

    • Cruel Crown

    • The Red Queen Series
    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Jayne Entwistle, Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 743
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 686

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hands Down The Best

    • By Bex Russ on 05-17-17

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Cruel Crown

    • Two Red Queen Novellas
    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Jayne Entwistle, Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow starting

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $8.52

  • Book 1

    • Red Queen

    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3/5

    • By Jacinta on 11-10-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Red Queen

    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,336

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Same Story, Better Writing

    • By FanB14 on 09-04-15

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • Glass Sword

    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • X-Men: First Class + Grisha Trilogy = Glass Sword

    • By Natalie C on 02-14-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Glass Sword

    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,921
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Depressing and Slow

    • By Bonnie on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $33.08

  • Book 3

    • King's Cage

    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Adenrele Ojo, Erin Spencer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,090
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first 2

    • By D. Witherspoon on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $41.06

    • King's Cage

    • Red Queen, Book 3
    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Amanda Dolan, Erin Spencer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven continues weaving his web in an attempt to maintain control over his country - and his prisoner. As Mare remains trapped in the palace, the remnants of the Red Rebellion continue organizing and expanding. As they prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows, Cal, the exiled prince, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • captivating

    • By ldhess on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 4

    • War Storm

    • Red Queen Series, Book 4
    • By: Victoria Aveyard
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan, Erin Spencer, Saskia Maarleveld, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

    Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal's betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart - and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her - Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all... starting with the crown on Maven's head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal's powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • With a sneer

    • By SandraDee on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $42.20