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Cruel Crown: Two Red Queen Short Stories

Victoria Aveyard

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Fiction, Fantasy

From the New York Times bestselling author of RED QUEEN, comes these two revealing prequels. Discover the truth of Norta's bloody past and the events that preceded the Red rebellion.

Previously published as individual ebook-only novellas, QUEEN SONG and STEEL SCARS.

Two women on either side of the Silver-Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Queen Song
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary - how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

Steel Scars
Diana Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation - Mare Barrow.

Contains an extract from GLASS SWORD, the second novel in the Red Queen series.

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Praise for Cruel Crown: Two Red Queen Short Stories

  • An incredible start to an electrifying new series - GUARDIAN ONLINE

  • Victoria Aveyard has delivered a clever, slick and compelling debut. The dystopian novel will please fans of The Hunger Games but uses a supernatural twist to explore the theme of social injustice' - WE LOVE THIS BOOK

  • 'A whirlwind of betrayal and plot twists' - SCI-FI NOW

  • 'A clever blend of The Hunger Games, The Selection, Graceling and Divergent' - STARBURST

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Victoria Aveyard

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.

Find out more at or follow her on Twitter @VictoriaAveyard