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Red Queen 4-Book Paperback Box Set: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King's Cage, War Strom Paperback – October 4, 2022
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This beautifully packaged paperback box set includes all four novels in Victoria Aveyard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series: Red Queen, Glass Sword, King’s Cage, and War Storm.
This paperback box set is the perfect gift for fans looking to rediscover this phenomenal series, and for new readers eager to delve into the dark and dangerous world of Red Queen—where no one is as they appear, and the only certainty is betrayal.
With every book in the blockbuster series featured in this stunning package, readers can follow this series from the spark that began everything, all the way to the electrifying conclusion.
Plus don't miss Realm Breaker! Irresistibly action-packed and full of lethal surprises, this stunning fantasy series from Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Red Queen series, begins where hope is lost and asks: When the heroes have fallen, who will take up the sword?
Praise for the Red Queen series:
“Simmering with internal conflict and well-devised courtly scheming.” —Kirkus
“Fast-paced and action packed.” —Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A sizzling, imaginative thriller, where romance and revolution collide, where power and justice duel. It’s exhilarating. Compelling. Action-packed. Unputdownable.” —USA Today
“Breakneck pace and engaging characters.” —School Library Journal
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|Red Queen||Glass Sword||King’s Cage||War Storm|
|Dive into more electrifying fantasy books by Victoria Aveyard!||In a world divided by blood, one girl unlocks a hidden power that puts her at the center of a dangerous political game where the only certainty is betrayal.||In Book 2 of the Red Queen series, Mare sets out to recruit others to join the rebellion while at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.||In Book 3 of the Red Queen series, rebellion is rising and allegiances will be tested on every side.||In the explosive finale to the Red Queen series all will be tested, but not all will survive.|
|Broken Throne||Realm Breaker||Blade Breaker||Realm Breaker 2-Book Hardcover Box Set|
|Return once again to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen with this beautifully designed, must-have collection of novellas, bonus scenes, artwork, and much more!||In this action-packed start to a new fantasy series, a band of unlikely allies are on a mission to stop their world from being torn apart by a vicious opponent intent on burning the realm to ash.||The battle to control the realm rages on as mortal and otherworldly armies clash in Book 2 of the Realm Breaker series.||In the first two books of the Realm Breaker series, a divided realm must rally, an unstoppable enemy must be defeated, and the fate of the world rests on a blade’s edge.|
Praise for the Red Queen series:
?“Simmering with internal conflict and well-devised courtly scheming.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A sizzling, imaginative thriller, where romance and revolution collide, where power and justice duel. It’s exhilarating. Compelling. Action-packed. Unputdownable.” — USA Today
“High-stakes excitement and sharp plot twists… make this a fast-paced, exciting read and a thrilling sequel.” — Booklist
“The action hits the ground running and doesn’t stop until after the last page is turned.” — School Library Journal
“Fast-paced and action packed, Glass Sword is compelling and strong, guaranteed to gratify anxious readers of the series and fans of dystopian and fantasy literature.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A volatile world with a dynamic heroine.” — Booklist
“Breakneck pace and engaging characters.” — School Library Journal
“Aveyard weaves a compelling new world of action-packed surprises... inventive, character-driven.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[Aveyard] sets her audience up for a gaspworthy twist that reconfigures nearly every character’s role and leaves Mare with no one to trust but herself... This blend of fantasy and dystopia will be an unexpected and worthy addition to many genre fans’ reading list.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Fascinating world building... Readers will be intrigued by a world that reflects today’s troubling issues concerning ethnic inequality, unfair distribution of wealth, pollution, warfare, political corruption, and the frightening power of the media.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for the Realm Breaker series:
?"The entire time I was reading REALM BREAKER, I wanted one thing: for the book to never end. It is classic yet groundbreaking, romantic yet edgy, a rollicking adventure that carries you along at a relentless pace. A true fantasy masterpiece." — Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the An Ember in the Ashes series.
"Set in a sprawling world of warring empires and hair-raising magic that any reader would want to get lost in, REALM BREAKER is a fantasy fan's dream, injected with Aveyard's trademark action, heart, and razor-sharp characters." — Roseanne A. Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author of A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
"Realm Breaker is the kind of book you take with you to your favorite reading chair. The world is rich and built with deep care; the characters are complex and flawed; the story is filled with the kind of sweeping scale that fantasy does best. This is a new classic." — Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter
"An enthralling adventure, a richly imagined world, and the most impossible odds combine to make Realm Breaker an addictive, tightly-paced gem of a book. Readers will delight in Aveyard’s bewitching new beginning, all at once epic in scope and intimate in detail. It’s the adventure I was desperate to go on as a teenager and the kind of story I eagerly devour as an adult." — Emma Theriault, author of Rebel Rose
“Like Aveyard’s hit Red Queen books, this series starter is a hefty tome with well-mapped details of lands, monsters, and people. Rotating narrators keep the story fresh and leave readers wanting more.” — Booklist
“[Blade Breaker] builds to a nail-biting reckoning of a climax… Will leave readers gasping for more.” — Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, and you can visit her online at www.victoriaaveyard.com.
- Publisher : HarperCollins (October 4, 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 2112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0063283832
- ISBN-13 : 978-0063283831
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Grade level : 8 - 9
- Item Weight : 3.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 7.7 x 8.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #53,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2023
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 29, 2023
I’m a sucker for book covers. So when I saw Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, with its pearly-white background and upturned silver crown with blood spilling down it, I was intrigued. And when I found out it was part of a YA fantasy series, I was even more intrigued.
What I love about the Red Queen series is how built-out the world is. It isn’t just about a teenage girl who finds out she has never-before-seen power, or about the complicated love triangle (love diamond?) between her and other major characters. It’s about the politics—the conflicts among expansive Silver kingdoms—and the social injustices against the Reds, humans who have been pulverized beneath the boots of all-powerful Silvers.
This especially resonates with the state of the world today. Given the horrible events that have taken place here recently in the United States with the murder of George Floyd and countless other black Americans, I believe any fictional story that calls out discrimination and inequity—whether it be race, gender, sexual orientation, ageism—is worthy and necessary to remedy the generational misthinking that has propagated since the earliest civilizations.
In Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard seamlessly weaves in the history and bloodshed of the Red versus Silver conflict. I rated the series 5 stars as it had everything I could ever want in a YA fantasy series: romance, political intrigue, themes of social injustice, and a tragic villain I couldn't get enough of.
A lot of angry characters.
A lot of war.
But mostly coated with tragedy with an open happy ending.
Which is odd.
I also kept forgetting that these are teens... Because of all the political language and culture of war.
It changes perspective often.
Not smoothly either...
And there are chopping ’cut scenes’.
The transition in the timeline is confusing.
Some characters have great development.
But not the main character in my opinion.
I kept reading because I was curious about how the characters’ relationships develop... (Also there was a few mysterious predictions that caught my curiosity.)
Not so much because the storyline itself. I got bored during the war or when one of the characters would go on and on about their anger or betrayal.
I liked the supernatural abilities some characters have and the setting of the story. The writer paints their word in detail. The concept of fighting for cause vs accepting life as is-- nice overall message. Not everyone is going to agree; hint at the war.
The storyline went in circles: main character cause trouble, she then is moody about it for three chapters, somehow becomes the anti-hero, only to cycle again with another troublesome events or tragedy... to then be the anti-hero of her story... Again.
The paragraphs are sometimes very cleverly written, but still a book for a patient reader. Slow.
Sorry if this sounds vague, I'm trying not to give too much spoilers.
Basically it has a historic-fictional vibe. There is clearly romance as well but the main character is to stubborn to accept it for three books worth! The fourth is when she wholeheartedly accepts it. Well. More like the mid of the third book but not openly. Her rivals are my favorite characters. Mostly because they developed to most interestingly.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 18, 2020
I prefer hardbacks and usually the bindings are superior to paperbacks and especially mass market paperbacks. Unfortunately these are no better than a mass market paperback, and two of the books bindings are damaged. So, I am very glad they were discounted so much - this is not a seller issue, however!
The story is great and worth the purchase, but only get the hardback editions if on sale!
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I'm gutted but after book 1 the characters lose all personality, the writer tries to make up for this by over describing the scenes in the same way I used to try and reach a word count on a school essay.
A blank main character and too many new characters being introduced meant it took forever to try to read and understand.
Its a great story, but a lot to take in and imagine. That said it was an easy enough read.
Again I have only read the first book so far as the story was so involved that I took a break from the series following the first book.