The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air #1) (Hardcover)

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Jude is a 17-year-old mortal who has been living in the world of Faerie for ten years. Despite being in this whimsical world for the majority of her life, she is looked down upon for being a mortal, & an undeserving brat for because she’s general’s daughter. Jude has one desire: to prove them wrong. Jude is the amazing heroine you’ve always longed for, times ten! She’s an intriguing morally ambiguous badass that will capture your heart. Set in a world that’ll sweep you off your feet with characters that will have you laughing, crying & cursing death, this amazing book should’ve been called, “The Cruel Queen.” A great read for fans of The Grisha Trilogy. I’ve got a new book to add to my list of favorite fantasies!

— ARC REVEIWER Gab V., age 15


An instant New York Times bestseller
By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
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.

About the Author

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316310277
ISBN-10: 0316310271
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Folk of the Air