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.
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
ARIES • CARDAN
Dynamic, feisty, impulsive, self-centered
GEMINI • THE BOMB
Agile, connected, curious, talkative, cunning
SCORPIO • JUDE
Driven, smart, obsessive, paranoid
LEO • LOCKE
Dramatic, charismatic, proud, controlling
PISCES • TARYN
Romantic, sensitive, unrealistic, escapist
CANCER • ORIANA
Nurturing, supportive, moody, unable to let go
LIBRA • OAK
Kind, balanced, harmonious, diplomatic, naïve
SAGITTARIUS • NICASSIA
Outgoing, enthusiastic, impatient, superficial
VIRGO • MADOC
Altruistic, analytical, rigid
AQUARIUS • VIVIEN
Friendly, inventive, irresponsible, scatterbrained
CAPRICORN • THE GHOST
Strategic, patient, ambitious, shy, stubborn
By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
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.
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.
The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.