The Scarlet Guard Prepares For War In First GLASS SWORD Excerpt

GLASS SWORD excerpt shows the Scarlet Guard ready for a fight!

Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen was a smash hit when it debuted in February, hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list in its first week. Soon after, it was announced that Elizabeth Banks will direct a movie adaptation of the book. Fasn are eagerly anticipating the sequel, and even though it isn’t due out until next February, but the first Glass Sword excerpt is already here!

The Young Adult novel tells the story of Mare Barrow, a lower class red-blooded citizen living under the oppression of a silver-blooded upper class with extraordinary powers… until the day she discovers powers of her own and realizes the difference she can make. Mare joins the Scarlet Guard, a red rebel group for whom she begins to spy in the Silver Palace. But will living among the Silvers change Mare’s heart or blind her from the cause?

This Glass Sword excerpt shows us that the next book will put up right where Red Queen left off, so beware of spoilers of you’re not familiar!

I flinch. The rag she gives me is clean, but it still smells like blood. I shouldn’t care. I already have blood all over my clothes. The red is mine, of course. The silver belongs to many others. Evangeline, Ptolemus, the nymph lord, all those who tried to kill me in the arena. I suppose some of it is Cal’s as well. He bled freely on the sand, cut and bruised by our would-be executioners. Now he sits across from me, staring at his feet, letting his wounds begin the slow process of healing naturally. I glance at one of the many cuts on my arms, probably from Evangeline. Still fresh, and deep enough to leave a scar. Part of me delights in the thought. This jagged gash will not be magically wiped away by a healer’s cold hands. Cal and I are not in the Silver world anymore, with someone to simply erase our well-earned scars. We have escaped. Or at least, I have. Cal’s chains are a firm reminder of his captivity.

Farley nudges my hand, her touch surprisingly gentle. “Hide your face, Lightning Girl. It’s what they’re after.”

For once, I do as I’m told. The others follow, pulling red fabric up over their mouths and noses. Cal is the last uncovered face, but not for long. He doesn’t fight Farley when she ties his mask into place, making him look like one of us.

If only he was.


Glass Sword is due out February 9, 2015. You can pre-order it now.

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