The Glass Gauntlet is the second book in a series about a boy named Ronan Truelove whose dad works with the most evil villain in the world, the Bend Sinister. Ronan lives with his mom and is training to be a Blood Guard. Blood Guards are sworn to protect thirty pure souls including his best friend Greta. Ronan is entered in a test with paper and pencils, but it turns out to be a death defying competition and whoever wins gets one thousand dollars and a scholarship. But the Bend Sinister is coming and wants to destroy everyone and everything.