The Wicked King by Holly Black audiobook

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
Read by Caitlin Kelly

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, BrownYR 9780316310352

The Folk of the Air Series: Book 2


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549171314

  • ISBN: 9781549149597

Runtime: 10.36 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English



A #1 New York Times bestseller in Young Adults Hardcover Books

Finalist for the Locus Award

Finalist for the 2020 Lodestar Award

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of Audiobooks for Teens

A Booklist Top 10 Selection for Youth in SF/Fantasy and Horror

A Goodreads Choice Awards Winner in Young Adult Fantasy

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Notable Novel Sequels

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she 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 easy to control. 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 own 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An epic saga of palace intrigue and deception.” Entertainment Weekly
"The Wicked King is so fast-paced and intense, you won’t be able to put it down.” The Missourian
“Holly Black is a mistress of well-paced fantasy.” Austin-American Statesman
“A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attractionA rare second volume that surpasses the first.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Black expands the reaches of her brutally beautiful world and the depths of her deadly, vulnerable characters…A sinister, singular thrill.” Booklist (starred review)
“Readers are dropped right into another dark and entrancing tornado of Faerie chaos…Action builds steadily to yet another devilishly cunning twist ending.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Narrator Caitlin Kelly returns for this addition to the author’s Folk of the Air series…Although Kelly succeeds in portraying the urgency and thrills in this complex fantasy, her performance highlight is her depiction of the romantic tension between Jude and Cardan…[A] winning combination of outstanding narration and captivating story.” AudioFile




Author Bio: Holly Black

Author Bio: Holly Black

Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has sold over twenty-six million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages and adapted for film.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.36
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English