Monday, March 18, 2013
The Queen's Army (The Lunar Chronicles 1.5) by Marissa Meyer - Paul's Review
My Scarlet Review
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Title: The Queen's Army (Lunar Chronicles 1.5)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Year Published: 2013
Synopsis: It is time. The boy must leave his family to serve in the Queen's army. To be chosen is an honor. To decline is impossible. The boy is modified. He is trained for several years, and learns to fight to the death. He proves to the Queen—and to himself—that he is capable of evil. He is just the kind of soldier the Queen wants: the alpha of his pack.
Review: I read this short story after Scarlet. I was already familiar with the characters introduced here. I think this short story adds to the characters of Ze'ev and Ran whether you have read Scarlet yet or not. Seeing Ze'ev's perspective adds to his actions throughout Scarlet.
It's always great to get a behind-the-scenes kind of story from a book series you love. This short story does not disappoint. I hope Meyer decided to write more!
I liked that we got to see the moon. I'm guessing we will get a better look at it in Cress or Winter, though. I like seeing things from the Lunar perspective.
I give this short story and recommend it to anyone who has already read Cinder and is planning on or has already read Scarlet. I give it a 5/5.