Book Review

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review

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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.

My Review

The last of the Folk of the Air book reviews, and I feel like I should just start the main trilogy all over again now.

This review won’t be particularly long it’s not a very long book but it’s a beautiful one, inside and out.

Gorgeous illustrations that not only were lovely to look at but it connected the stories with a fluidity that was impressive.

In fact, all the stories served a purpose, connecting not only to each other but building toward the final story, making it one cohesive tale.

We get to see more of Cardan’s side of things and seeing his perspective of Jude was everything I didn’t know I needed. Honestly, I could have read 15 books just like this one.

Cardan’s never going to be a ‘good guy’ but we do get to see what it was like for him and from his side of things and I appreciate that opportunity so much.

A beautiful read as I’ve said, 5/5 cups of hot chocolate from me.

By TheCaffeinatedReader

A Caffeinated Reader and Musician, destined to write lacklustre book reviews with the over-ample amount of free time.

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