Today we are reviewing The Wicked King by Holly Black which is the 2nd book in The Folk of the Air trilogy, with The Cruel Prince being book 1 and The Queen of Nothing book 3.
Last year I read The Cruel Prince and really enjoyed it. You can read my review by clicking here. Now it was about time to continue with the series.
In The Wicked King we see Jude as she navigates the constantly shifting political alliances in Faerie, while at the same time she has to deal with Cardan as well. I liked this one more than the previous one. In fact I loved it! It has more intrigues and twists and is full of surprises. It has hooked me from the beginning until the very end. The world-building and the characters evolved perfectly since book one. Cardan and Jude just got better for me.
The ending of the book is everything. It is wicked as the title of the book suggests. It made me angry and left me full of questions.
Now I need to read book three asap.
Rating : 5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.
Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.
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