Book Review – ‘Steel Scars’ by Victoria Aveyard

A behind the scenes story from Red Queen and Glass Sword…

Steel Scars Book Review Pic 01 by Casey CarlisleGenre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

No. of pages: 85

From Goodreads:

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.

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This was a great little addition to the Red Queen Franchise, we get glimpses around events that happen before and around ‘Red Queen.’ And even introduced to Shade Barrow and his role (which becomes more pivotal in ‘Glass Sword’).

I was a little worried I’d get more like ‘Queen Song,’ where it didn’t add much to the story, but a quarter of the way in and things start to get interesting.

There is mention of familiar places and characters that kept me flipping through this novella, little lights kept dinging on in my head… a great little piece bridging the gap between ‘Red Queen’ and ‘Glass Sword’ Though, given that it is so short and many events that are described in ‘Steel Scars’ will either spoil the main books of the franchise, there is not much more that I can say other than it offers a pleasant perspective on secondary characters in this universe.

More Aveyard goodness.

Overall feeling: Pretty cool.

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