Mare Barrow sits in the shadows awaiting her next victim, for she's a thief. After Mare has gone home later that night Kilorn, her friend, calls her out and tells her of his conscription. As a result, she then tries to devise a plan to get him out of it.
They then decide to run, so she turns to her friend Will who introduces them to a woman named Farley. Farley then tells them there is a price for their freedom, so Mare goes to steal some more but gets caught and meets a mysterious person who gives her money.
I accept your terms!
Your gonna have to pay one thousand crowns.
The next day, officers arrive to escort Mare to Summerton, where she will work with the Red servants of the King. During Queenstrial they had a showcase by Evangeline Samos, who can bend metal material, manipulated the box Mare was standing in making her fall towards the floor of lightning.
After the incident during Queenstrial that revealed Mare's lightning powers, the King and Queen decided to conceal Mare's identity by making her into a Silver, and making her marry their youngest son Maven. During this time Mare and Maven made an alliance and joined the revolutionists group The Scarlet Guard.
Mare tried to convince Cal to come join the revolution, but he didn't, and they were brought to the King, then Mare figured out that Maven was a traitor, and his mother made Cal kill the King. Then Maven sentenced them to death but they escaped with The Scarlet Gaurd.