Red Queen

by

Victoria Aveyard

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A Red not much older than Mare. Mare first meets Farley when Will Whistle introduces them. Farley agrees to smuggle Mare and Kilorn out of the Stilts and away from a sure fate of conscription, in exchange for a massive fortune. The next day, Mare sees Farley on a kingdom-wide broadcast, claiming credit on behalf of the Scarlet Guard for a terrorist attack on the Silvers. Throughout the novel, it is not clear the extent to which Mare ought to trust Farley. Farley is often abrasive and combative in her interactions with Mare, but they nonetheless seem to share the goal of equality. In the end, Farley introduces Mare to a large network of Reds who have been working underground to amass the power to overthrow the Silvers.

Farley Quotes in Red Queen

The Red Queen quotes below are all either spoken by Farley or refer to Farley. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Orion Books edition of Red Queen published in 2015.
Chapter 3 Quotes

He’s right. It’s cruel to give hope where none should be. It only turns into disappointment, resentment, rage—all the things that make this life more difficult than it already is.

Related Characters: Mare Barrow (speaker), Farley, Kilorn Warren
Page Number: 26
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 24 Quotes

Trees and bushes grow over concrete, reclaiming little pockets and corners, but even more have been cleared away. Shattered glass crunches under my feet and clouds of dust drift in the wind, but somehow this place, the picture of neglect, doesn’t feel abandoned. I know this place from the histories, from the books and old maps.

Related Characters: Mare Barrow (speaker), Maven Calore, Farley
Page Number: 310
Explanation and Analysis:
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Farley Character Timeline in Red Queen

The timeline below shows where the character Farley appears in Red Queen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...fair to be from the Stilts and who is clearly an outlaw. This woman, named Farley, says that “The Scarlet Guard” accepts the task of smuggling Mare and Kilorn out of... (full context)
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...she has no other choice, however. As she accepts the impossible terms, Mare notices that Farley smells like gunpowder. (full context)
Chapter 4
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...Reds…And we will rise up, Red as the dawn.” Bewildered, Mare recognizes the woman as Farley. (full context)
Chapter 5
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...her pent-up shame, telling Cal all about her family. She spares only the details about Farley, the Scarlet Guard, and Kilorn. Cal gives Mare another silver coin. She accepts it but... (full context)
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...the Scarlet Guard, and he tried to tell their family about the bombing weeks before Farley’s broadcast. (full context)
Chapter 6
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...Summerton. Mare is sure that she is going to be killed for her connection to Farley. Having nothing to give Gisa, Mare whispers, “I love you” as she departs. (full context)
Chapter 14
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...convinces Cal to make a stop at Will Whistle’s wagon. There, Mare meets one of Farley’s lieutenants, who wants to assassinate Cal while he waits in the woods. Mare defends Cal.... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...first time since Queenstrial. Walsh pulls Mare out of bed and into the dark conservatory. Farley is there, and Mare is shocked when Maven appears a moment later. Mare can tell... (full context)
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After Maven swears his loyalty on his colors, an ancient binding oath, Farley welcomes him to the Scarlet Guard. “Thank you,” Mare whispers to him. Farley then pressures... (full context)
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...to join him as the face of the revolution. She is resistant as Maven backs Farley’s plan to orchestrate a terrorist attack on the Parting Ball, which the king will surely... (full context)
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Mare reluctantly agrees to involvement in the terrorist plan, but she tries to bargain with Farley not to let Kilorn get involved. Kilorn then steps out of the shadows, and Mare... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...says he called in a favor from some of Mare’s guards. He tells her that Farley has visited again and convinced him to give up more information than he wanted to:... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...Red blood. They bring Mare with them to a prison cell containing four people, including Farley, Walsh, Kilorn, and a third lieutenant named Tristan. Cal, who remembers Kilorn from the Stilts,... (full context)
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Someone bursts in, calling for Evangeline. Mare and Farley are both surprised to see Evangeline’s brother, healed from the attack. Mare must force herself... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Alone with the prisoners, Mare and Julian ask them about the bomb. Farley swears that it was not the Scarlet Guard’s doing and that the Guard does not... (full context)
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...sentinels, a skin healer, to wake up. He has the skin healer heal Mare and Farley, who has a dislocated shoulder. Julian tells the prisoners that they have a few hours... (full context)
Chapter 24
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...be able to save from this fate. She tells Maven that they need to find Farley. Maven says it will be difficult, but suggests that any of the Red servants in... (full context)
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Mare slips away to try to scout out the right Red to ask about Farley. A child tells her she dropped a piece of paper. Although she does not remember... (full context)
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...after some alarming screeching noises and the feel of building electricity, “A metal worm appears.” Farley is seated inside and calls everyone aboard. She tells them that the metal worm is... (full context)
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...the train before the radiation kills them. The train lurches to a stop anyway, and Farley motions for everyone to get off the train. “How do you know the south, the... (full context)
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Maven remains wary but allows Farley to lead him and Mare off the train. Mare sees trees and bushes growing amidst... (full context)
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...lives, hidden in the ruins. In a half-collapsed café, Mare is delighted to see Kilorn. Farley tells them they do not have time for greetings, and she opens the floor for... (full context)
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Maven keeps insisting that Farley has painted a target on her back and that Cal will find all of them... (full context)
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...sure that this will not be enough, pulls out the book from Julian and tells Farley that she must track down the people who are both Red and Silver in order... (full context)
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Maven’s proposal gives Mare and Farley hope, but Kilorn argues that it will be near-impossible to get enough Reds into the... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...Together, they go to the place by the tunnel where they have agreed to meet Farley. Mare’s legs shake with nerves. Farley gives her an earring from Kilorn. Mare pierces her... (full context)
Epilogue
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...Cal, who is handcuffed in metal he could easily melt away. He is still, and Farley and several guards have guns pointed at him. Mare is lying on someone’s lap, but... (full context)
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Mare looks at everyone and tells Farley and the guards to let Cal go. No one answers, and Cal says that he... (full context)
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...she had the luxury of choosing not to fight anymore. She knows that Kilorn and Farley will not stop fighting either. She tells Farley that Maven has the list of the... (full context)