Return to the captivating world of Elfhame with this illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy that began with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.
Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.
Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame's enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan's perspective.
This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector's item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.
It was nice to see Prince Cardan’s perspective and learn more about him. I enjoyed the way the story was told spanning across childhood to adulthood. I still can’t get enough of the main characters! I am hoping their is more to come!
A fun continuation
I liked the perspective this book gives into Cardan’s life, his point of view and a on-site into what their life’s like after the end of Queen of Nothing. I just want more.
Everything Midnight Sun wasn’t!
I was so excited when Holly Black first mentioned this addition to the Folk of the Air series way back when. At first I thought it would be just a point of view from Carden on either the future as Jude as his Queen. Or a point of view from Carden retelling the story we already know with his special side of things. What I was NOT expecting was this beautiful, extravagant, alluring piece of work. Nor was I expecting the AMAZING illustrations from Rovina Cai!
Throughout the book we get a bit of everything. Which includes things about Carden’s past, his feelings during the trilogy (and a bit about what made him do things during it), as well as a glimpse into their “present” in the series. Holly Black does not mess up the interchanging of these three sides in anyway in my opinion. She does it so beautifully and seamlessly that you can hardly notice.
With the gorgeous illustrations as a cherry on top to this book, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories is everything Midnight Sun wasn’t for me.