Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.
Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.
Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.
And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.
I loved the first book, really enjoyed the second, BUT HOLY COW I WOULD FIGHT BATTLES FOR THIS BOOK. It was so addictive, so so so addictive, like just thinking about it now I’m considering reading it again.
The revelations were just like intense and often in this, I mean, what about learning about Ghost?! I was like ‘NOOO’ *falls to knees* because I really liked him, and to be fair, I didn’t dislike him in this book after you learn what that stupid fox did.
I know I’m always so very vague, I just hate the thought of spoiling a book for someone and I have the ability to avoid it.
But, yes, Ghost was a real surprise to me, though Fox’s involvement was not, but I loved that little sub plot going on especially because it ties right in, perfectly, with our main story.
Jude’s first chapter really cracked me up but also made me want to hug her, well, like a mental hug because I think she’d stab me if I did try to hug her. She has such a huge development, not in that she completely changes but she just seems to become more comfortable with admitting that she may have feelings for someone, and she has to accept that she’s made mistakes, and that she can fix them too. Well, most of them.
Poor Cardan though, my heart!! Again, I would hug, less chance of getting stabbed this time too so that’s a plus. He’s going mad, unable to understand why Jude is not back, why his letters go unanswered. Things are not getting any easier and there is trouble brewing in Elfhame, more so than usual!
The culmination of the sisters coming together is perfect! I loved that so much, though, Taryn can still kiss my butt.
With Jude unable to do what she needs to in regards to Cardan, we finally see some weakness shown outwardly on her part and it’s shocking! The events of all three books, all the choices, past and present, come together and we have such an incredible ending.
It was PERFECTION AND I GOT MORE KAYE AND ROIBEN SO DOUBLE PERFECTION~
Honestly, Jude and Cardan have now become my OTP and I will die on that hill.
5/5 stars for me and I hope to reread this trilogy soon!