Cruel Crown By Victoria Aveyard
Cruel Crown is a young adult fantasy novel in Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard, published in 2016.
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.