Book Reading: Red Queen (Ch. 10 – 11)

Welcome back to the Red Queen reading series! It is time for chapters 10 and 11.

In which: The Queen lies to all the Silver houses about Mare’s origin. Mare is oficially announced as Maven betrothed. Cal picks Evangelina to be his betrothed. Evangelina reveals her psychopath side and threatens Mare. The king reminds everyone that The Scarlet Guard is small and insignificant. Maven whispers Mare all the names of the Silver houses so she can learn them. Volo Samos, makes a toast for Evangelina, the future queen, and the feast ends.

Then: Cal takes Mare to her room and Maven takes Evangelina. Cal shows a bit of sadness when he speaks with Mare.  Mare tells Cal about the cameras in her room but apparently he can’t detect them.

Commentary

I can really see a big fight coming, Evangelina vs Mare. Metal vs Lightning, imagine how that’ll end up. Evangelina seems to show some sort of bitterness towards Mare since the Queenstrial, and of course she should, a Red girl appeared out of nowhere throwing lightning bolts and became Maven’s betrothed.

However at the moment i feel really sad for Mare’s new life, she thinks on how her kids with Kilorn could’ve been if nothing bad ever happened.

The king is fearing something, he tries to hide it but it is way too obvious. The way the mentions The Scarlet Guard and the way he and the queen are probably 2 of the most powerful Silvers out there but they still need Sentinels to escort them even to their rooms says a lot about it.

We can also see how Maven grew up as a shadow of Cal but still with a few advanteges, like picking his own wife, with Mare is his life that option is gone.  We also meet Volo Samos,father of Evangline, Head of House Samos and learn how important he is. His house operates all the iron mines and create every gun the Silvers house in the war.

I’m not sure if it is a relevant detail or not but when Mare takes Maven hand she feels it shockingly cold, which is weird for a Burner(not sure tho).

Mare’s sadness gets even greater when Cal tells her she won’t be able to communicate with her family, not even a single letter. And she asks Cal about the cameras in her room, however Cal is not able to sense them and he doesn’t even has an idea that there were cameras in there. Apparently besides controlling electricity she can also feel every single object that works with it.

Memorable Quote

I can only imagine how that went. Oh, hello. Your daughter is a Silver now, and she’s going to marry a prince. You’ll never see her again, but we’ll send you some money to help out. Even trade, don’t you think?

Silver Houses and abilities detected as of yet

House Calore – Burner – Manipulate smoke and fire.

Cloner – create replicas of him/herself

House Samos – Magnetron – manipulate metals

Nymph – manipulate water

House Titanos – Oblivion – cause explosion by contact

Strongarm – superhuman strength

Telky – Telekinesis

Swift – incredible physical speed

Storm – Manipulate weather

Whisper – read and control minds

*Each Silver house is tied or known for using a particular ability.*

Red abilities detected as of yet

Mare, known as Little lightning girl – Manipulate electricity

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