The Silver Blade by Sally Gardner is the riveting sequel to The Red Necklace. The characters continue their stories during the turbulent upheaval of the French Revolution. Yann Margoza is in France helping aristocrats to escape the country and avoid execution. Meanwhile, Sidonie de Villeduval, the woman he loves, is in England. More than anything, Yann and Sido want to build a life together. But Yann discovers secrets about his past and his identity which cause opposition from Sido's family to marry and Yann must find a way to overcome his past while Sido must choose the direction of her future. The Silver Blade is a novel for young adults, but there's something for readers of all ages to enjoy. The Silver Blade is historical fiction filled with captivating action and adventure, it's a love story with romance, and it's a fairy tale with magic and evil villains like Count Kalliovski. It's often difficult to create a sequel that's as good as the original, but Sally Gardner has succeeded. The characters are portrayed well, the setting is richly illustrated, and the writing is superb. This is a book you will want to buy to read again and again!