King's Cage (Red Queen Series #3)

King's Cage (Red Queen Series #3)

by Victoria Aveyard


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The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series, rebellion is rising and allegiances will be tested on every side.

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

Perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series, King’s Cage is the third high-stakes installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series.

And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062310705
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Red Queen Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 8,198
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Victoria Aveyard was born and raised in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, a small town known only for the worst traffic rotary in the continental United States. She moved to Los Angeles to earn a BFA in screenwriting at the University of Southern California. She currently splits her time between the East and West coasts. As an author and screenwriter, she uses her career as an excuse to read too many books and watch too many movies. You can visit her online at

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King's Cage (Red Queen #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first, I was disappointed in the ending, but I did some research and found out that this isn't the last book in the series. If what I read was true, the last book is coming out hopefully in 2018! I will be keeping my eye out since I love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some say that the author spent to much time on Mare's imprisonment but I disagree. I think the book is perfect in every way and spending a bit more time on her imprisonment only helps us as readers understand how Mare changes as a person. I really loved this book and especially this series and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Seoling More than 1 year ago
I have to say that if KING'S CAGE was not on your most anticipated releases of 2017, you must live under a rock! I remember how much I was looking forward to GLASS SWORD when it came out and when I received an ARC, I was on cloud nine. I was surprised at how much I loved it in comparison to RED QUEEN. I knew that going into the third installment, I would have enormously high expectations. I think that Victoria Aveyard's writing is simplistic, but moving and so emotional. I still remember reading the last page of GLASS SWORD and realizing that this was an epic fantasy story and that it was an amazing sequel to RED QUEEN. Having finished KING'S CAGE after nearly two days, I was somewhat disappointed. Not because it was not a great story, but because a lot had happened and I needed time to process it. For readers who enjoy fast-paced and lots of action, this is for you. I was not a huge fan of the amount of action sequences there were. What I really love in Aveyard's story are her characters and their relationships. They make my heart wrench in ways that are unspeakable. And they are the most memorable to me. Despite all the things that happen, the point of those scenes are never lost. Instead, they make me crave for more. I was astonished at how much I felt for Maven and for Mare. After the events of book one, I was sure I would hate Maven until the end of time, especially when I loved Cal so much. But this book gave me the worst conflict I have ever felt and I love/hate Aveyard for what she's done to my heart. I found it especially heartbreaking because I never experienced Maven in a POV. This story is told by the powerhouse females of the book and I think that having Mare's POV in her scenes with him are what make them so freaking angsty to me. Speaking of powerhouse females, I think it can go unsaid of how much I loved reading about Mare and her climb from her downfall at the end of GLASS SWORD. To be bruised and beaten the way that Mare had been, there is nothing but love and respect for the girl. But I loved, loved, loved reading about Evangeline. Surprisingly, I started wanting her chapters to be longer and longer. She was just so....awesome and I loved that Aveyard brought in the DIVERSITY WITH THIS GIRL! I needed to have more of Evangeline and I hope that her POV carries to the final book because I want to experience everything she goes through (because girl go through so much). I genuinely felt like Aveyard was trying to enforce more diversity in her characters because I would notice more descriptions of a character's skin color or their sexual orientation or distinction on class. I really applaud her for trying to bring more of that into her series and I am excited to see more. Lastly, I am extra salty about that ending. But somewhere deep inside me, I think that whatever happens in the end, I will be satisfied.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooooo...... This book was so great but But But But I didn't like that Mare didn't end up with Cal *swoons just by typing his name* . Whhhhyyyy :/ Cal *swoons again* L O V E S her alot i mean alot alot. Like more than all my haute crushes(onl 2 but thats lots of LOVE). Anyway Iwonder what happens to u know Maven Yikes Ik Ik Ik This is a great book leaving u wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every year page, my heart aches at each chapter
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
I don't know what my deal is, but I just can't seem to get into these books the way I expected and still want to. The action moments are quick and grab my attention with all that's going on, but there is so much down time with discussions of everything they plan to do and how they're going to do it, and I find myself zoning out. Also, we're getting multiple point of views now. Why? It just rings too close to Allegiant. The characters interest me. Mare has grown on me since book one. I'm still waiting for Cal to come into his own. He seems to be floundering. Lastly, Maven keeps me intrigued in this morbid way. So, I'm curious to see how everything falls into place for them, and part of me wants to read the next book when it comes out. On the other hand, these books are pretty long, and that's a lot of time put into something I'm not completely enjoying. I'm on the fence, but don't go by me. These books have quite a following, and there's a lot to enjoy about them. So, they may be right up your alley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Victoria is an excellent writer and this book as a delicious!
TheBookNerdigan More than 1 year ago
This book in the Red Queen series will SHATTER you!  My gosh, this book was even more intense than the last! We see so much more of Maven in this book and my goodness I just want to slap him and electrocute him myself!  With Mare now with Maven under the Silence Stone, Cal will stop at nothing to get her back. We see more of Maven's dark side and what his intentions are with using Mare and for the kingdom.   Mare is having to play pet to Maven, while waiting to see if Cal will rescue her from Maven. The Reds and Newbloods are still preparing for battle.  This book is great with the action and everything all on its own, but the Epilogue is what will really get you!  I was like: WHAT. THE. FREAK!!!!! So many plot twists and so much more angst I devoured this book! Never wanted it to end! 
shedevilmx88 More than 1 year ago
King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard is the third book in the Red Queen Series. Victoria Aveyard does not disappoint. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ten out of ten!!
Jill Jemmett More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! It has been a couple of years since I read Red Queen and Glass Sword, so it took a while to get back into the story. But once I did, it flew by. The beginning of the story was a little slow. Mare’s captivity was repetitive, since she couldn’t do much inside her cell other than plot her escape. Maven was annoying, but I also felt sorry for him. I learned more about what he suffered at his mother’s hands in this story, which explains why he behaves the way he does. The narrative switches between different characters. Since Mare is trapped by Maven, Cameron gives the perspective of the Scarlet Guard. This way, we can see what is happening in Maven’s court as well as how the Scarlet Guard is preparing to attack. There were also some twists, and some characters made surprising decisions, like switching sides of the battle. Now I just have to read the finale, War Storm!
TheBookNerd5 More than 1 year ago
Quotes: “To stand in front of a person who is your whole world and be told you are not enough. You are not the choice. You are a shadow to the person who is your sun.” “Those who know what it's like in the dark will do anything to stay in the light.” “Now I'm in a king's cage. But so is he. My chains are Silent Stone. His is the crown.” “As you enter, you pray to leave. As you leave, you pray to never return.” Review: If you know me, you know I love the Red Queen series. However, I didn't enjoy this one that much. The first half was immensely boring. I wasn't enjoying it whatsoever but when I reached the second half I realized why we had that first portion. There would've been so many what if scenarios had that situation not happened. So while I wasn't a huge fan, I got its purpose. There was a meaning behind it. It's really hard to mention names or what's going on without spoiling things. I'll just say the first half had very little action. I felt we were constantly in this one person's thoughts and literally nothing was going on. It just drug on for what seemed like half the book. The second half made up for the first part by far.  Overall, I just didn't vibe with this book. I felt there was too much time spent in someone's thoughts. There was also too much time describing the surroundings and giving background information to things I felt weren't necessary. I really wanted to love this book but sadly it fell flat for me. I also struggled with a certain character and their actions. I won't go into details but it was very frustrating. I will say I loved the quotes in this book. So many great lines were sprinkled throughout the book, especially towards the end. I have higher hopes for the final book, War Storm.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m only sad that I now have to wait for the final book. Redeemed after Glass Sword.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, Makes me want to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how she leaves us on cliff hangers but not when I don't have the next book because it hasn't been released yet! Oh my god I anxiously await war storm... well done Victoria well done!
Samanntha_Call More than 1 year ago
Out of her three books with Mare and Cal, this was the hardest for me to read. I wasn't a fan of Cameron to begin with so I think her choice of the second character to use could have been chosen better. I devoured the first two books and was so excited to read this one but I was disappointed. It was good don't get me wrong but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first two. I don't know if Victoria got burnt out, it felt a little rushed. i'm glad I borrowed it from the library rather than buying it like I did the first two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was AWESOME. One of the pages arrived dirty with random dots which is strange but other than that I recommend this book for sure.
thereadingchick More than 1 year ago
What is it about the villain being so fascinating? I thought the first half of this book when Mare was with Maven to be endlessly fascinating. Here was a boy king who was obsessed with this girl, yet at one point he had her! He betrayed her, but somehow he still wanted her to love him. The psychology behind that obsession, the torture at the hands of his own mother in his childhood. It was so good! I almost wish Mare had wanted him back. I think that would’ve made this book so much more interesting. Imagine if instead of hating him, she loved him and fought with his evil side to do the right thing and become who the country needed. Instead, Mare falls for the older brother, Cal, and fights against Maven’s tyranny. For The Whole Book. Tiring. I will admit that as I was reading this book I kept thinking this was the final book in the series., and that totally threw me off. As I got to about 50 pages from the end I figured that out and I was so mad at myself. Why? Why did I think this was the final book? Why did I read this book before the next one came out? Oh well. Despite wishing Mare had fallen for the other brother, I felt slightly redeemed that things didn’t go quite as planned in the romance department for Mare. Not that I want her to be doomed to disappointment, but it at least made having to read one more book before finding out the resolution to the battle between the bloods and also the battle between brothers.
brittanysbookrambles More than 1 year ago
To say I was immensely disappointed with this book would be a monumental understatement. For the first three-fourths of it, I was totally underwhelmed and basically just . . . waiting. Waiting for Mare to break out of Maven's grasp, waiting for her reunion with Cal, and waiting for any hint of the action and intrigue that I loved so much in Red Queen—but none of those things happen until the last third of the novel! That simply wasn't enough to redeem this book. Overall, this was just one big whine-fest. Ideally? I was imagining banging Mare and Cameron's heads together and knocking them both out. However, Mare and Cal are so adorable in this book until the very last second . . . when their ship literally goes to hell. I'm so angry about this in particular because most of Cal's character growth and development are completely destroyed in the last few pages, and it was so frustrating and totally unnecessary. I am now officially concerned that I'm going to end up hating how this series ends. I'll still read the series conclusion though, since I've stuck around for this long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the entire series!! ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago