Book Reading: Red Queen (Ch. 19-20)

Welcome back to the Red Queen reading series! It is time for chapters 19 and 20.

In which: The Ball of Death begins. Mare can’t stop thinking about the targets that the Scarlet Guard will eliminate at the ball. Mare and the royal family greet everyone at the ball including the targets. Colonel Macanthos, however seems to be friendly towards Mare and that makes her feel sad. Belicos Leloran, the next target greets them as well. Mare regrets for a moment he choice. Cal, Evangeline, Maven and Mare go to the dance zone and begin to dance. MARE FEELS BAD BECAUSE SHE KISSED AND PRACTICED WITH CAL. After a while they sit to rest. Kilorn comes dressed as a servant and waits for the signal. Mare gives the signal.

SUDDENLY, FOUR SHOTS COME FROM HIGH ABOVE.

 

Then: Mare turn off the lights with her power and chaos comes. Shouts come from everywhere, Sentinels run with their guns aiming at the alcove. Mare looks around and she can see 2 of the targets lying dead on the ground. Cal calls Lucas and tells him to take Mare out of the ball. Cal takes a gun and joins the hunt with the Sentinels.

A BOMB EXPLODES.

Mare is taken to some sort of bunker, where the The King and Queen are. She mentions the bomb to Maven and he seems as confused as she is. The King and Queen argue about the Scarlet Guard attack and blame each other. Call appears and madly calls for Mare. Cal takes Mare to a dungeon where 4 Reds stand. Walsh, Tristan, Kilorn and Farley. Cal points at Kilorn and asks Mare to explain. Mare says she gave him a job but didn’t know he was in the Scarlet Guard. Cal calls a Sentinel in order to torture Farley. Suddenly, Evangeline’s brother comes, he survived the attack. He is mad and kills Tristan, not even the Sentinels dare to stop him. He turns to Kilorn and Mare shocks him, stopping him. Maven makes a move to give the prisoners more time and he makes it, they’re kept in the dungeon until they’re tortured by The Queen. The King addresses the remaining Silvers, declares war against the Scarlet Guard.

Commentary

Sh*t is getting serious now. 3 of the 4 targets died, only Evangeline’s brother managed to survive and he was mad as hell. Cal is suspicious towards Mare because he met Kilorn at Mare’s house and he was caught trying to run away after the attack.

Anyways, there isn’t much to comment here, everything is falling apart. Mare and Cal’s relationship is in danger now, they kissed each other which was already as risk however after the attack Cal seemed to be really angry. Also i’m still waiting for the moment in which Maven finds out that Mare likes Cal.

There is also a growing tension between the King and Queen as a growing tension in every single place in the book.

Also, there is something that doesn’t quite fit in the attack. The bomb. Farley’s plan was just to kill the 4 targets and leave however they used a bomb and caused more damage than planned. Both Maven and Mare looked confused when they found out about it.

I can’t wait to find out what will happen now. They have Farley, Walsh and Kilorn in the dungeons waiting to be tortured by the Queen, which will probably discover the truth once she gets in their head. What will Maven and Mare do now?

Memorable Quote

Anyone can betray anyone.

 

Silver Houses and abilities detected as of yet

*Each Silver house is tied or known for their display of a particular ability.*

House Calore – Burner – Manipulate smoke and fire.

House Samos – Magnetron – manipulate metals

House Osanos – Nymph – manipulate water

House Welle – Greenwarden or Greeny – Manipulate plants

House Titanos & House Lerolan – Oblivion – cause explosion by contact

House Carros & House Rhambos – Strongarm – superhuman strength

House Gliacon – Shiver – Freeze objects, people and what not.

House Laris – Windweaver – manipulate wind.

House Eagrie – Eye – Able to see inmediate future.

House Arven – Silence – Cancel abilities of other Silver.

House Jacos – Singer – Control other people using only their voice. (Eye contact is needed).

House Macanthos – Stoneskin – Turn skin into stone.

House Provos – Telky – Telekinesis

House Nolle – Storm – Manipulate weather

House Merandus – Whisper – read and control minds

House Blonos -Blood healer – Heal themselves from apparently anything

House Viper – Animos – control mind of animals

House Iral – Silk – enhanced agility and perfect balance

House Haven – Shadow – Light bending

Swift – incredible physical speed

Cloner – create replicas of him/herself

Red abilities detected as of yet

Mare – Create and manipulate electricity. Only person so far that can create an element and manipulate it. For instance a Burner can only manipulate fire but not create it.

 

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