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Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne, a beautifully designed, must-have companion to the chart-topping series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard.
The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content.
Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is an amazing read!
This novella was already published back in 2015.
This story is written in Coriane Jacos' point of view. It starts when Coriane is opening birthday presents from family members and receives a diary from Julian along with some candy and dresses. She uses the diary often to write about what her life is like not being very wealthy like the other High Houses. She begins to use the diary less often and covers the page in black ink if someone died. She did that for her uncle, her cousin Jessamine, and later on when she gets married to Tiberias Vl, her 3 miscarriages. At a royal dinner, before she is queen, she meets Elara Merandus as Elara is complaining about Queen Anabel. Elara than uses her Whisper abilities to hear Coriane's thoughts and drives Coriane away out to the gardens. She then meets Tiberias Vl, who she later calls Tibe as they become closer friends. Tibe then decides he won't do Queenstrail and marries Coriane instead. Coriane later has Cal and takes care of him. The book ends when Elara gets jealous of Coriane's crown and kills her.
This story is from Diana Farley's point of view as she gets her own mission in the Scarlet Guard instead of doing one with Colonel Farley. Farley and her team go into Corvium to gather information about Norta and meet Shade Barrow to help her. The Colonel keeps trying to contact Farley and her team saying that they have to leave but they ignore him because they think what they are doing is valuable information to their cause.
This short story is written in two new characters' points of view: Ashe and Lyrisa. Ashe owns a keel and he would collect paying passengers to take them across the waters. One day he takes on a Silver princess and a small Red family with two women and a boy and a girl. At first, everyone is wary of a powerful rich Silver, but they, later on, loosen up around her. Lyrisa says that she is a princess and that she is currently running away from her betrothed, Orris Cygnet. She needs to be taken to the Gates across the Lakelands to seek shelter. She speaks of his horrible temper and his bad drunken habits. She claims that he is hungry for revenge and he will do anything to stop her and take her back. When the night falls, she and Ashe are talking when all of a sudden the calm waters start to 'erupt' and take away the innocent young little boy and start to drown him. Lyrisa is confident that this is, in fact, Orris' work. Lyrisa jumps in to save the boy, revealing that she is, in fact, a Strongarm, and she rescues him back to his family. Ashe is furious that she didn't tell him sooner and he pushes her away emotionally. When they reach near land and it is nearly Lyrisa's stop, they detect someone coming from the woods in front and it is, in fact, Orris and his other friends. Ahead of time, Ashe and his crew already have a plan but they only told Lyrisa a small portion of it. Part of the plan is Ashe holding Lyrisa at gunpoint and to see if Orris Cygnet is persuadable. When Orris Cygnet comes, Ashe bargains with him, then tries to shoot him with the gun, but it jams. The keel then blows up.
This novella talks about Evangeline Samos and Elane Haven's relationship and we get to see how she is settling in Montfort. It starts off with her relaxing in Carmadon's gardens. He comes along and he talks to Evangeline hoping to persuade her to go back to The Rift with Ptolemus Samos and abdicate the throne with him. She clearly refuses and heads back to her room where Elane is waiting for her. Elane also talks to Evangeline about leaving but also talks to her about getting a job and how that will help her settle in more in Montfort. When Evangeline goes out to calm down, she finds her brother on the way. He talks to her about joining him and it is revealed that he sent Carmadon and Elane to talk to Evangeline and that Wren Skonos was on her way too. They both spar a little, letting off some steam off each other and talking about their late father, Volo Samos.
This Novella is in Maven’s point of view as he describes his last few moments alive. He has a deep conversation with his older brother, Cal, about how much has happened between them. Instead of telling his older brother the truth, Maven decides to say he does not love him so that Cal won’t be hurt forever. Maven knows that the love he has for Cal is somewhere deep in the corner of his heart, but he is also aware that he can’t be forgiven no matter what. So for Cal’s sake, Maven makes the choice for his brother and Cal walks away. Maven is left in sorrow. His older brother will never know how much Maven truly loved him because even then he wore a mask, but to protect Cal. Cal is sure that Maven loved him.... but he’ll never hear Maven say it because he dies.
Broken Throne is a combination of 6 different novellas, some that already have been released and others that are only available with the book. The 6 novellas are Queen Song, Steel Scars, World Behind, Iron Heart, Fire Light, and Fare Well. They all have different main characters including Coriane Jacos, Diana Farley, Ashe and Lyrisa, Evangeline Samos, Mare Barrow, and Maven Calore.
|Main series||Red Queen • Glass Sword • King's Cage • War Storm • Broken Throne|
|Novellas||Queen Song • Steel Scars • Cruel Crown • World Behind • Iron Heart • Fire Light|
|Short stories||Bright Shadow • Fare Well|
|Other||Alternate timeline • Red Queen: The Official Coloring Book|