Wednesday 20 November 2019

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - A Review

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, the first book in The Folk of Air series is full of hype but let me tell you that the hype is real in this case. 
Magic, fairies and politics all in one book. What else do you need?

In this book we follow Jude in the fae world. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

We have beautiful writing as always by Holly Black and a very good story with an excellent world building. 
The politics in this book are huge. It's like Game of Thrones but in the fae world. The book is full of intrigue, plotting, scheming and of course plot twists until the very end. 
There is a strong female main character (Jude), who manages to come through everything. There is also Prince Cardan who is  just beautifully cruel. 

The second book is The Wicked King and the third is The Queen of Nothing and came out yesterday (19/11). I am glad I already have book two and I will soon have the third one.

If you like stories with fae, politics and intrigues then this series is for you.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!


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