War Storm Parents Guide and Age Rating | (Red Queen, 4)
War Storm Parents Guide and Age Rating | (Red Queen, 4)

War Storm Parents Guide and Age Rating

War Storm is the fourth book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. Red Queen is a young adult fantasy novel series is the first series of the writer. Red Queen was the first novel of the series and the Sequels of the Red Queen are Glass Sword, King’s Cage, War Storm, and the last book of the series is Broken Throne a fifth book and A Red Queen Collection.

Book Specification

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Book Name War Storm 
Author Victoria Aveyard
Series Red Queen, 4
Genre Fantasy, YA
Age Rating 13+
Language English
Date of Publication May 15th, 2018
No. of Page 662
Publisher HarperTeen


War Storm Age Rating

This is a book strongly recommended 13 and up, there is sexual content and violence here. Other than that, This book is fast-paced, if you flip past as little as two pages, you miss a lot.  More sexual content than the previous book. It also depends on how your child can handle the romance in it. There were obvious sexual relationships, and of course, lots of violence, including one character nearly drowning. This book was decent and for mature 13-year-olds and up.

War Storm Parents Guide

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The sexual content of this book is high.
There is a lot of sexual part throughout the book between multiple sets of lovers.
Severe violence throughout the book, including one character nearly drowning.
Silver and Newblood characters have special powers such as manipulating lightning, storms, fire, water, etc…, they use them in the battle to kill people, injury, or destruction.
Reds don’t have supernatural powers, but many are skilled soldiers who can kill with weapons.
People are killed from explosions, gunshots, waves of water, forced drowning, electrocution.
One central hand-to-hand fight in which both people are stabbed and one is nearly strangled to death.
There is a use of strong language including “f**8ing” and “bitch” and a few uses of “s**t,” “freak,” “weak,” “rats,” “Red rats,” “coward,” “idiot,” etc.
 Adults drink wine occasionally.


War Storm Official Storyline

Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and new blood like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?

In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.

Related Post: Red Queen Series Order

“Ignorance is a burden I do not intend to carry.”
― Victoria Aveyard, War Storm

War Storm Characters


  • Mare Barrow: also known as Mareena Titanos and The Lightning Girl, is new blood and a member of the Scarlet Guard. She possesses electrical ability. The 17-year-old Mare is a Red who steals for a living, but the discovery that she holds supernatural powers causes many to try to vie for her allegiance.
  • Ada Wallace: Ada worked as a servant for Governor Rem Rhambos in Harbor Bay before being recruited by Mare Barrow for the Scarlet Guard.
  • Cameron Cole: with the ability of a silent, meaning she can nullify the abilities of others.
  • Darmian: He is an invulnerable. Darmian is part of the Corros Prison raid.
  • Farrah: Farrah is a newblood that Mare was able to track down to help the Scarlet Guard. She is a sounder, meaning she can manipulate sounds.
  • Fletcher: Fletcher is a newblood with an ability that gives him immunity from pain.
  • Gareth Baument: Gareth was a horse master for Lady Ara Iral before being recruited by Mare. Gareth is part of the recruitment mission to Pitarus. He later dies during the raid on Corros Prison.
  • Harrick: is an illusionist.He uses his ability to make the group invisible and to change their appearance to others.
  • Jon: Jon is a newblood and a seer. He is not from Norta.
  • Ketha: Ketha was a newblood with the bomber ability.
  • Lory: Lory is a newblood who has an ability that gave her enhanced senses.
  • Luther Carver: Luther is the son of a carpenter and lived on the outskirts of the city of Haven. He was excused from school to the family trade. 
  • Nanny: Nanny was an elderly newblood and a member of the Scarlet Guard. She is a shifter. She takes care of the newblood children Mare and her friends save.
  • Nix Marsten: Nix Marsten was the first newblood Mare Barrow recruits.
  • Rash: Rash is a newblood and the brother of Tahir and Ibarem.
  • Shade Barrow: was the older brother of Mare Barrow. He was new blood with the ability of teleportation.
  • Tahir: Tahir is a newblood and the brother of Rash and Ibarem. Tahir has the mutation that grants him a Silver-like ability despite having Red blood. His ability gives him a mental link with his brothers, Ibarem and Rash. 
  • Wolliver Galt: Wolliver had the blood mutation that granted him a Silver-like ability despite having Red blood. 


  • Diana Farley: Diana Farley, often known as Farley, is a known leader of the Scarlet Guard. A captain of the Scarlet Guard leads them in the campaigns against the Silvers. She is strongly dedicated to the cause.
  • Bree Barrow: Mare Barrow’s older brothers.
  • Daniel Barrow:  father of Mare Barrow and her siblings.
  • Gisa Barrow: Gisa Barrow is Mare Barrow’s younger sister and a Red.
  • Kilorn Warren: Mare’s best friend and an apprentice of fishing. Mare seems content to eventually become his wife until her engagement with Maven makes them drift apart. The attempt to spare him of conscription is the catalyst of much of the novel’s plot. He doesn’t get along with Cal.
  • Lena: Lena is a Red and a member of the Scarlet Guard.
  • Ruth Barrow: mother of Mare Barrow and her siblings.
  • Tramy Barrow: one of Mare Barrow’s older brothers.
  • Willis Farley: Diana Farley’s father and a member of the Scarlet Guard.


  • Tiberias “Cal” Calore VII: Tiberias “Cal” Calore VII is the eldest child of Tiberias Calore VI and heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Norta. He was the eighteenth and final ruler of Norta. As a member of House Calore, he possesses the burner ability. The elder son and heir of King Tiberias Calore VI through his first wife, Coriane Jacos. Though he is engaged to Evangeline, he is in love with Mare, a fact that she uses to further her goals in the Scarlet Guard. He is a Burner, which means his Silver powers allow him to manipulate fire.
  • Elara Merandus: Elara Merandus is the second wife of King Tiberias Calore VI, Queen of Norta, and the mother of Maven Calore. The mysterious and sadistic current queen of Norta and the mother of Maven. Mare dislikes her since the very start of their meeting. She is able to read and manipulate people with the ability known as Whispering.
  • Evangeline Samos: Evangeline Artemia Samos is a magnetron of House Samos and the second child of Volo Samos and Larentia Viper. She is initially shown to be an enemy of Mare Barrow, later proving that she has a good heart, just a funny way of showing it. A haughty girl who is made Cal’s fiancée after being declared the best of the aspiring princesses. She holds a grudge against Mare, particularly after the latter humiliates her by expending her electrokinesis and repelling her magnetic manipulation, a trait of the House Samos.
  • Julian Jacos: A royal librarian and the brother of Cal’s deceased mother, Coriane, making him his uncle. He is the last known person to hold the power of a Singer: being able to control people through his voice.
  • Maven Calore: Maven Merandus Calore was the seventeenth ruler and former King of Norta. He was Tiberias Calore VII’s younger half-brother and the only child of Elara Merandus and Tiberias Calore VI. He was Silver with the burner ability. King Tiberias VI’ second son through his second wife, Elara Merandus, and thus Cal’s half-brother. He is shy, but Mare’s sudden engagement with him makes him open up. Like Cal and his father, Maven has the ability to control flames. Maven is deeply jealous of Cal, partly because he thought his brother had won Mare’s heart, the way he had won their father’s.
  • Sara Skonos: A friend of Julian who works as a nurse with her ability to heal people, known as Skin Healing.

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“Love can be exploited, I guess, used to manipulate. It’s leverage. But I would never call loving someone else a weakness. I think living without love at all, any kind of love, is weakness. And the worst kind of darkness.”
― Victoria Aveyard, War Storm

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