In a world, where the colour of blood decides the destiny of the people, the red-blooded Mare belongs among the commoners. The red-blooded are servants to the silver-blooded elite, with super-human powers. Her life of poverty and hard work seems predestined, but while working in the king‘s summer residence, Mare gets into danger. In front of all the elite, she unveils her unknown magical powers – those which she should not possess. In an effort to cover up the incident, Mare has to play the role of a missing silver-blood, who is engaged to the youngest prince. As fate has it, her heart belongs to his brother, heir to the throne. To help the redblooded escape from their oppression, Mare uses her newly found position to support the beginning of the Red Rebellion. However, in the process, she not only risks her life, but also her heart.
Victoria Aveyard, born in 1990, is an American author for adolescents books. Her first book “Red Queen” is the first part of a book series including “Red Queen”, “Glass Sword”, “King’s Cage” and “Cruel Crown”. The first two books have already been published in Germany. The third part is almost ready to be published. Aveyard studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California, having graduated in 2012. She lives between Los Angeles and Massachusetts, where she grew up.