Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen

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Red Queen, an award winning, New York Times Bestselling Novel, by Victoria Aveyard takes place in the Kingdom of Norta in 320, New Era. After a series of natural disasters nearly destroyed the North American continent and exterminated the human race hundreds of years ago, this fantasy novel takes the reader through the adventures and challenges Mare Barrow face. Hundreds of years ago with the continent left in fragments and the human race nearly gone, there was a divide. This divide was in the color of blood humans had, either red or silver. Those with silver blood possessed supernatural abilities and eventually turned what was left of North America into a monarchy where silvers ruled over reds. The United States and part of Canada was split…show more content…
Mare was born to Ruth and Daniel Barrow in the stilts, which is a poor red village in the kingdom of Norta. Mare is the fourth child of Ruth and Daniel and has a younger sister Gisa, and three older brothers, Bree, Tramy, and Shade Barrow who all are currently serving in the war between the Kingdom of Norta and the Lakelanders. Serving in the Nortan war is mandatory for anyone who is eighteen years old. Mare is quickly approaching her own conscription on her eighteenth birthday. Mare however is a slight girl for her age. She is short and somewhat underweight due to not receiving enough to eat. She has river brown hair as described in the book. This is hair that a bland brown and eventually lightens into splitting gray at the ends. Despite Mare’s small frame, that does not affect her personality in the slightest. Mare is a sassy, stubborn, and proud teenager who will not let anyone tell her she cannot do something. Mare demonstrates her sassy attitude towards her best friend Kilorn Warren. After a series of events occur, many of Mare’s relationships to other characters are revealed such as her love interest, Cal Calore, her new enemies, Elara Meranus, Tiberias Calore the Sixth, King of Norta, and Evangeline Samos. Her friends, Julian Jacos, Lucas Samos, and Farley and The Scarlet Guard. And finally, antagonist of the story Maven Calore, the one she is betrothed to, her…show more content…
The members of the royal family are large minor characters in the book. A character that has a large impact on the story is Maven Calore. Maven is the antagonist in the story however, this information is not revealed until very late in the story. In the beginning of the story Maven is seems quiet, kind, and living in his older brothers shadow until later in the story when his true colors are revealed that he is conniving and evil manipulator. Maven is Mare Barrow’s betrothed in the beginning of the story to hide her ability. Maven is a silver and he belongs to house Calore being a burner. He is described as tall, pale, well built, black hair, eyes that are as blue as ice, and he has a regal appearance to him. Maven is also a silver prince because his father is the king and his mother is Elara Merandus, second wife of King Tiberias. He is not however the crowned prince because his older half-brother Cal Calore holds that title. Another large minor character in the novel is Cal Calore. Cal Calore is the royal prince of Norta who will one day become king. Cal is stubborn, hot-headed, and always trying to keep his temper in check. Cal is tall, muscular, a silver prince, and pale, and has black hair and eyes that resemble a blazing, burning fire. Being the crowned prince, Cal’s wife is chosen for him in a pageant to put forth the worthiest girl to be queen. This girl is Evangeline Samos, his betrothed. However, this does
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