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Gisa Barrow is Mare Barrow's younger sister. She was a talented seamstress apprentice until she lost her ability to sew when her hand got smashed by the butt of a Sentinel's gun, as punishment after she tried to steal from a Silver to help Mare pay for Kilorn Warren's escape from conscription. Eventually Sara Skonos heals her hand, allowing her to sew again.
Gisa has short, glossy red hair and is considered very pretty. She also is described by Victoria as having golden skin and being about 5'4. She also described by Mare as having a straight nose, full lips, and sparkling, dark eyes.
According to Mare, Gisa is sharp for her age, but very sweet. She believed that Gisa would have saved the whole family from poverty one day. Gisa does anything to protect her loved ones, and also has quite a sense of humor.
Gisa is the youngest in the Barrow family and the second daughter. With Gisa being the "perfect" child, Mare believed herself to be like a shadow to her younger sister and was described by their as Gisa being her day, and Mare being her night. She could sew beautifully and had a talent for it, selling her own works to the Silvers in a shop inside the Hall of the Sun.
When Mare comes to her asking for help to escape conscription, Gisa didn’t hesitate in bringing her sister to the Hall of the Sun where Mare could hopefully snag some valuable things. The plan goes horribly wrong when a riot breaks out and Silvers attack the Reds in the Hall after a broadcast talking about the Scarlet Guard. Trying to save Mare and Kilorn from conscription, amidst the chaos Gisa attempts to pickpocket a passing Silver. The Silver catches her and the consequence is Gisa's broken sewing hand, rendering her unable to sew anymore.
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Mare and Gisa: Mare and Gisa start their relationship off in the first book, Red Queen as one where Gisa is "perfect" compared to Mare and Mare is a disappointment. Mare tries to save Kilorn through Gisa and Gisa ends up getting hurt in the process leading Mare to feel guilty.
- Gisa used to have a crush on Kilorn, but it is later revealed she likes a city shopgirl from Montfort.
- In the final book, 'War Storm', it was revealed that Gisa was bisexual.
|Nortans||Kilorn Warren • Daniel Barrow • Ruth Barrow • Bree Barrow • Tramy Barrow • Gisa Barrow • Will Whistle • Ann Walsh • Cully • Morrey Cole • Tristan Boreeve • Thomas|
|Lakelanders||Diana Farley • Willis Farley • Clara Farley • Madeline Farley|