How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black audiobook

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories

By Holly Black
Read by Caitlin Kelly

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 9780316540889

The Folk of the Air Series: Book 3.5

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/24/2020

    ISBN: 9781549187520

  • Available on 11/24/2020

    ISBN: 9781549189531

Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.

An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

*"Black returns to the realm of faerie for her latest novel, and the results, as any of her fans would expect, are terrific. VOYA, starred review
*"Black returns here to the dark faerie realm that spurred her initial success, and if anything, she's only gotten better, writing with an elegant, economical precision and wringing searing emotional resonance from the simplest of sentences. The Bulletin, starred review
This is a heady blend of Faerie lore, high fantasy, and high school drama, dripping with description that brings the dangerous but tempting world of Faerie to life. Black is building a complex mythology; now is a great time to tune in. Kirkus Reviews
Black's stark, eerie tone; propulsive pacing; and fulsome world building will certainly delight her legion of fans. Booklist
This edgy, dark fantasy will be a hit with young adults who like their magical creatures to live in a recognizably contemporary world. Library Media Connection
“It’s an enjoyable read with well-developed characters and genuine chills.” Publishers Weekly
Like a true fairy tale, Black's story weds blinding romance and dark terrors, but her worthy heroes are up to the challenge of both. The Horn Book
* "Jude, who struggles with a world she both loves and hates and would rather be powerful and safe than good, is a compelling narrator. Whatever a reader is looking for--heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double-crossing, moral complexity--this is one heck of a ride. Booklist, starred review
* "Another fantastic, deeply engaging, and all-consuming work from Black that belongs on all YA shelves. School Library Journal, starred review
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} *"A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to THE CRUEL PRINCE.... Black's writing is both contemporary and classic; her world is, at this point, intensely well-realized, so that some plot twists seem almost inevitable. Kirkus, starred review
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Georgia; color: #111111; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "We're being promised a 'jaw-dropping' finale...Based on the ride she's taken readers on so far, we'd expect nothing less. Entertainment Weekly
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} *"[A] dangerous journey filled with mystery, betrayal, intrigue, and romance.... Larger-than-life action in a kingdom packed with self-centered, evil, and manipulating characters also doles out real life issues. VOYA, starred review
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} *"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come. Booklist, starred review
* "[S]pellbinding.... Breathtaking set pieces, fully developed supporting characters, and a beguiling, tough-as-nails heroine enhance an intricate, intelligent plot that crescendos to a jaw-dropping third-act twist. Publishers Weekly, starred review
I require book two immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen. Victoria Aveyard, #1 bestselling author of The Red Queen series
*"A compelling final piece in a powerful set. Booklist, starred review

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Author

Author Bio: Holly Black

Author Bio: Holly Black

Holly Black is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including The Folk of the Air trilogy, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Eisner Award and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and Mythopoeic Award.

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Details

Details

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