The Wicked King by Holly Black audiobook

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
Read by Caitlin Kelly

Little, Brown Young Readers, Little, BrownYR 9780316310352

The Folk of the Air Series: Book 2

10.36 Hours Unabridged
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The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller in Young Adults Hardcover Books

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Booklist Top 10 Selection for Youth in SF/Fantasy and Horror

A Publishers Weekly Pick of Notable Novel Sequels

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick of Audiobooks for Teens

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attractionA rare second volume that surpasses the first.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Black expands the reaches of her brutally beautiful world and the depths of her deadly, vulnerable characters…A sinister, singular thrill.” Booklist (starred review)
“Readers are dropped right into another dark and entrancing tornado of Faerie chaos…Action builds steadily to yet another devilishly cunning twist ending.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Narrator Caitlin Kelly returns for this addition to the author’s Folk of the Air series…Although Kelly succeeds in portraying the urgency and thrills in this complex fantasy, her performance highlight is her depiction of the romantic tension between Jude and Cardan…This winning combination of outstanding narration and captivating story will surely hook listeners from start to finish. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Holly Black

Author Bio: Holly Black

Holly Black is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including The Folk of the Air trilogy, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Eisner Award and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and Mythopoeic Award.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 10.36
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English