Signs as Characters from The Cruel Prince/The Wicked King

HAPPY. WICKED. KING. DAY. Oh the tears you’ve shed. The agony, the waiting, the STRESS. But no longer. My fellow folk, your suffering is over because the sequel you’d die for has arrived.

And so, in honor of the Wicked King Cardan and High Seneschal Jude, I have humbly paired our favorite characters from The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King with Zodiac signs.  

To reiterate, I am indeed an expert in astrology (I am not an expert), my word is absolute (it is not absolute), and I will sic the Court of Shadows on you if you question it (lol, I don’t know anyone in the Court of Shadows…OR DO I??).

Disclaimers: Today I’m basing Oak’s personality traits on what Jude wants him to become. And while some traits will make more sense after reading The Wicked King, this is a spoiler free zone <3. ALSO, Scorpios—I hope you’re happy.


Taurus • The Roach

Strong, practical, reliable, stubborn

Scorpio • Jude

Driven, smart, obsessive, paranoid


Cancer • Oriana

Nurturing, supportive, moody, unable to let go


Virgo • Madoc

Altruistic, analytical, rigid


Aries • Cardan

Dynamic, feisty, impulsive, self-centered


Leo • Locke

Dramatic, charismatic, proud, controlling


Libra • Oak

Kind, balanced, harmonious, diplomatic, naïve


Aquarius • Vivien

Friendly, inventive, irresponsible, scatterbrained

Gemini • The Bomb

Agile, connected, curious, talkative, cunning

Pisces • Taryn

Romantic, sensitive, unrealistic, escapist


Sagittarius • Nicassia

Outgoing, enthusiastic, impatient, superficial

Capricorn • The Ghost

Strategic, patient, ambitious, shy, stubborn


Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.