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The wicked king / Holly Black ; illustrations by Kathleen Jennings.

Black, Holly, author. (Author). Jennings, Kathleen, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

9 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL52860 (Text) LARL52859 New On order -
LARL Cataloging LARL52860 (Text) LARL52860 New On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316310352
  • ISBN: 0316310352
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: As seneschal to High King Cardan, Jude must fight to keep control of the Faerie throne while her younger brother, Oak, enjoys the childhood she never knew.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
    *Starred Review* Jude Duarte is no stranger to uneasy alliances. Raised by the man who killed her parents, a liar in a court of faeries compelled to speak only the truth, and recently betrayed, for love, by her twin sister, Jude long ago learned to keep her motivations a secret and her heart safe. In a deft play in The Cruel Prince? (2018), she both allied with and manipulated Cardan, the prince she's always had a dangerous relationship with. To keep her younger brother, the heir of Faerie, safe, Jude placed Cardan on the throne instead; now she and Cardan rule together through their tenuous, volatile partnership. But Faerie is a dangerous world, and Jude has never truly belonged there. Someone is working against her, endangering her life and the lives of her family, and Jude will need every ounce of cunning and every bit of hardness she's learned to make it out intact. This second in a series neatly avoids the second-book slump; readers of the planned trilogy's first volume will be expecting plot twists, so it's even more impressive that this manages to stay one step ahead of its readers. Black expands the reaches of her brutally beautiful world and the depths of her deadly, vulnerable characters, and the employ of yet another cliff-hanger ending will leave readers agonized. A sinister, singular thrill. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Black's practically a household name, the film rights to The Cruel Prince have been sold, and the six-figure marketing campaign for this installment means that the buzz is deafening. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Fiction.
Power (Philosophy) > Fiction.
Courts and courtiers > Fiction.
Fairies > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Power (Philosophy) > Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy.

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