Description of the book
"A dark jewel of a book . . . intoxicating" - Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows
Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal.
As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.
But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan . . .
Dramatic and thrilling fantasy blends seamlessly with enthralling storytelling to create a fully realised and seductive world, brimful of magic and romance.
What others think
Reviews of The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air) – E-book, Audiobook
Really enjoyed this audiobook. Easy to keep up with and narration was good.
The book is fantastic, the narration for audio is whinny and needs to sound stronger. Hearing Taryn pronounce wrong most of the time niggled me, would be an accent. Wish I’d read this one instead of the audio book.
Really easy to follow along and I found myself remembering everything from the audiobook which I think is always a good sign! :) This is a reread for me, but loved it all the same! Such an amazing story 😍