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Quote1 Red and Silver, and stronger than both. Quote2
— Julian's observation about newbloods

Glass Sword is the second novel in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. It was originally published on February 9th, 2016 by HarperTeen in the USA.

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If there are two things Mare Barrow knows, it is that she's the same as everyone else.

Mare Barrow's blood is red — the color of common folk — but her Silver ability, the power to conjure and 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 Calore, the prince — the friend — who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: She is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Newbloods to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

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See also: Bright Shadow

The collector's edition of Glass Sword includes a short story called Bright Shadow. It is from Shade's perspective. It is set after the attack on Naercey, during the Scarlet Guard's retreat to Tuck Island.

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Red Queen
Main series Red QueenGlass SwordKing's CageWar StormBroken Throne
Novellas Queen SongSteel ScarsCruel CrownWorld BehindIron HeartFire Light
Short stories Bright ShadowFare Well
Other Alternate timelineRed Queen: The Official Coloring Book
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