The Cruel PrinceBook - 2018
From Library Staff
Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
"The first book in a trilogy about a young woman, who has grown up in the land of faire, that wants so hard to belong in a world she doesn’t belong…or does she? Holly Black weaves a tale of deceit, love, and the need to belong somewhere." - Kathryn
From the critics
AgeAdd Age Suitability
OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
QuotesAdd a Quote
" worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear. "
What they don’t realize is this: Yes, they frighten me, but I have always been scared, since the day I got here. I was raised by the man who murdered my parents, reared in a land of monsters. I live with that fear, let it settle into my bones, and ignore it. If I didn’t pretend not to be scared, I would hide under my owl-down coverlets in Madoc’s estate forever. I would lie there and scream until there was nothing left of me. I refuse to do that. I will not do that.
SummaryAdd a Summary
Seventeen-year-old Jude and her twin sister, Taryn, are mortals who have lived in Faerie since they were children, raised by the Faerie general who murdered their parents in order to retrieve his daughter, their half-sister Vivi. Despite this violent beginning, Jude longs to find her place in the High Court of King Eldred, and dreams of knighthood and acceptance. However, many of the high fey will never see a mortal as anything more than a servant, to be used and discarded at will. Worst among these is Prince Cardan, youngest of the High King’s sons, who seems to have a special hatred for Jude, and the way she had been raised as if she were part of the Gentry. When the High King announces that he will abdicate his throne, and pass the Blood Crown to one of his six children, Jude is caught up in political intrigues and violent betrayals, and is quickly reminded why the Faerie Court is no place for humans.
There are no notices for this title yet.