The Red Queen series may have ended, but we can’t stop reliving every perfect, torturous moment of these books! And obviously the best way to do that is with Broken Throne, because this short story collection expands the world even further and gives us all the drama we crave from our fave characters. With like, slightly lower stakes.
In case you missed some of these moments (or haven’t read Broken Throne yet for some reason), here are our favorite details from the book! Warning: You may want to go and (re-)read it now, too.
ALL THE DETAILS YOU MIGHT’VE MISSED
1. “World Behind”
The story “World Behind” introduces a pair of characters that we must protect at all costs and would already probably, maybe give our lives for. It’s a story about a Red smuggler ferrying an escaped Silver princess down the river and we just really need them to sail away towards permanent happiness together. What are the odds we can get another collection after this collection to tell us the next part of their story?
There’s an area called Fourskulls in the Prarie Lands that proves why we love the world of Red Queen so much! When we realized this fantasy world was actually North America in the far future, it took our obsession up to 11. Now, we find out that Fourskulls is actually the deteriorated remains of Mount Rushmore. We see what you did there, Victoria!! Ugh, her mind.
3. The comeback queen
Evangeline might have abandoned her responsibilities as a Silver princess, but you can still bet that she’s the comeback queen of our hearts. She could insult us within an inch of our lives and we would thank her.
Ptolemus: “I suppose insult thrower was already taken.”
Evangeline: “No, they’re holding the position until Barrow gets back from staring at the mountains.”
4. Maven’s final POV
His head is a twisted place, but we just can’t stay away…
5. “Officer” Calore
With the Calore court officially disbanded, War Storm left Cal questioning where he fit into the world. Well, we have to say, we kind of love where he ended up. Someone happens to call him “Officer Calore” and it just clicks.
Cal: “The title, new as it is, doesn’t bother me at all. I’ve been called far worse. Tiberias, for example.”
He may be able to control fire, but Cal still hasn’t recovered from that BURN.
6. All of the puns
Of course we couldn’t ignore that just a few pages later, Cal has this other thought.
Cal: “Even without her lightning, Mare Barrow still manages to strike me through.”
The boy loves his puns, and TBH, so do we.
7. The new Premier
We meet Dane Davidson in the Red Queen series, the Premier (AKA president) of the Free Republic of Montfort. He encourages Mare and her allies to think of a future that’s more fair to everyone in their society and helps provide a vision for their future. But our concern isn’t with him—it’s about who Broken Throne reveals eventually becomes Premier later.
We present Premier… Kilorn Warren?!
8. Mare and Cal
They end up, well…
Sorry! We know we’ve been through a lot of ups and downs together, but if you don’t know yet, you really have to read Broken Throne to find out how their story ends. 😉
About Broken Throne
Return once more to the deadly and dazzling world of Red Queen in Broken Throne!
The perfect addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, this gorgeously designed package features three brand-new novellas, two previously published novellas, Steel Scars and Queen Song, and never-before-seen maps, flags, bonus scenes, journal entries, and much more exclusive content.
Fans will be delighted to catch up with beloved characters after the drama of War Storm and be excited to hear from brand-new voices as well. This stunning collection is not to be missed!
What was your favorite revelation in Broken Throne? Let us know!