Red Queen

by

Victoria Aveyard

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Mare’s best friend and possible romantic interest. Kilorn is a Red fisherman’s apprentice whose master dies at the beginning of the novel, dooming him to conscription and all the horrors of a military life. Unbeknownst to Mare, Kilorn joins the Scarlet Guard with the hope of carrying out a Red revolution. Because Kilorn’s father died when he was a child, and his mother was unable to support him, Mare sees Kilorn as someone to take care of. His decision to join the Scarlet Guard seems to be at least in part motivated by a desire to prove that he is not only self-sufficient but also able to help Mare while she is imprisoned in the palace.

Kilorn Warren Quotes in Red Queen

The Red Queen quotes below are all either spoken by Kilorn Warren or refer to Kilorn Warren. 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
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Chapter 6 Quotes

From my vantage point, hidden behind the flowers, I’m level with the king’s box and slightly behind it. Mare Barrow, a few yards from the king. What would my family think, or Kilorn for that matter? This man sends us to die, and I’ve willingly become his servant. It makes me sick.

Related Characters: Mare Barrow (speaker), Kilorn Warren, King Tiberias
Page Number: 59
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Chapter 17 Quotes

My legs move on their own, swinging out in a maneuver I’ve used in the back alleys of the Stilts a hundred times. Even on Kilorn once or twice. My foot connects with her leg, sweeping it out from under her, and she crashes to the floor next to me. I’m on her in a second, despite the exploding pain in my back. My hands crackle with hot energy, even as they collide against her face. Pain sears through my knuckle-bones but I keep going, wanting to see sweet silverblood.

Related Symbols: Blood
Page Number: 205
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Kilorn Warren Character Timeline in Red Queen

The timeline below shows where the character Kilorn Warren appears in Red Queen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Mare’s “only real friend,” Kilorn Warren, catches up with Mare and shuffles her along to “the show.” Attendance is mandatory... (full context)
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Kilorn, a fisherman’s apprentice whose father died at war (unlike Mare’s father, who came home missing... (full context)
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...Mare seethes about how the match is clearly meant to scare the Reds into submission. Kilorn cheers as the match gets underway. Mare knows that he wants to see silver blood.... (full context)
Chapter 2 
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Lying in her cot, Mare hears a birdcall that she knows to be Kilorn. She tries to ignore the call, but it persists. Mare reluctantly climbs down the ladder... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...has always imagined that she will end up in the army, but the thought of Kilorn there is too much for her to handle. She resolves to find a way for... (full context)
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...woman, named Farley, says that “The Scarlet Guard” accepts the task of smuggling Mare and Kilorn out of the reach of conscription for the price of one thousand crowns each. (full context)
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When Mare tells Kilorn about the deal she has made, he gracefully accepts that there is no way he... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Mare knows she must set aside Kilorn and the two thousand crowns in the interest of finding Gisa and escaping the city... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...Gisa home, Mare takes off running so that no one can find her, not even Kilorn. She goes to an inn on the northern road, where seasonal workers who follow the... (full context)
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...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 tells him, “There are worse... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...being neither killed nor conscripted. She plans to convince Cal to do the same for Kilorn. Mare sobers when Walsh tells her they must enter the royal palace because, “You serve... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...imagines her brothers there. Then her mind goes back to her worst memories: “Gisa’s hand, Kilorn’s conscription, Dad coming home half-dead.” Even events that happened before Mare was old enough to... (full context)
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...will give them an allowance to keep them quiet. Mare bargains for her brothers and Kilorn to be brought home from the war. The king agrees, but Mare thinks that, “It... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...the life she might have had: “Conscription. Survival. Green-eyed children with my quick feet and Kilorn’s last name.” She resigns herself to that future’s impossibility and accepts the proposal. (full context)
Chapter 14
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...books contain upsetting notes from Cal on war tactics, and Mare imagines her brothers and Kilorn in the diagrams. When Cal emerges in the plainclothes outfit he wore when Mare met... (full context)
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Someone gets Mare’s attention: Kilorn, she realizes. He looks angry and wants to know if Mare is one of the... (full context)
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...Maven, Cal says it is time to leave. Everyone agrees not to say anything, although Kilorn is angry about it. Mare promises that she will try to come back, which she... (full context)
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Something rustles in the woods, and Kilorn steps out. He accuses Mare again of joining the Silvers and says that she has... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...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 realizes that she is... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...depart for the war front when she departs for the capital. Mare worries that unlike Kilorn, Cal is not equipped with the basic survival skills to make it home alive. (full context)
Chapter 18
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...now. Besides, she can stomach trading the Silver elites for Cal’s life. Maven says that Kilorn is mixed up in the plan too. Mare asks what will happen if they fail.... (full context)
Chapter 19
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...outcome of the plot. After greeting the next target, a father, Mare reminds herself of Kilorn crying after his father died. Maven takes Mare aside. She tries to back out of... (full context)
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Maven and Mare inch to the edge of the dance floor, where they communicate with Kilorn under the guise of a servant. The assassination plot is ready to go. Kilorn runs... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...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, demands that... (full context)
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...the kingdom. Evangeline tells Cal that he is weak. Mare renews her resolve to protect Kilorn. (full context)
Chapter 21
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Mare goes back to her room and wonders how she will save Kilorn. She thinks of Julian. She goes to him and pleads with him to help stage... (full context)
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...not the Scarlet Guard’s doing and that the Guard does not kill senselessly. Besides, as Kilorn tells Mare, it would have been a bad idea to kill “our greatest hope,” which... (full context)
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...Mare. She knocks out both sentinels with a ball of sparks, then she falls into Kilorn’s arms. She notices his green eyes. (full context)
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...will be the Red queen one day. Farley says they will meet again soon, and Kilorn hopelessly pleads with Mare to come with him. She refuses, saying the cause needs her... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...forward to this moment, but she reflects that leaving the valley early is worth helping Kilorn and the others escape. (full context)
Chapter 24
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...their 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... (full context)
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...down the people who are both Red and Silver in order to form an army. Kilorn and Maven insist that this will take far too long to be an effective strategy.... (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 capital to fight... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...agreed to meet Farley. Mare’s legs shake with nerves. Farley gives her an earring from Kilorn. Mare pierces her ear with the earring, letting it draw blood. The earring reminds her... (full context)
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...Maven yells for the Guard to storm out of the drains. Mare is aware that Kilorn is probably being killed by an onslaught of bullets, but she continues to stare at... (full context)
Epilogue
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...person will not let her sit up to see who it is. Mare asks for Kilorn, and he emerges from the crowd of Farley’s Guardsmen. Mare turns her head sharply to... (full context)
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Kilorn tells Mare that the Guard cannot afford to trust Silvers again. He also says that... (full context)
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Mare stands and resolves to find the others before Maven does. Kilorn steps forward, determined to join her in that mission. Quietly, Cal radiates warmth over Mare.... (full context)