The Folk of the Air Series In Order
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How To Read Holly Black’s Books.
A mortal girl gets entangled in a web of royal faerie intrigue in the first novel of a fascinating new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.
When Jude’s parents were killed, she was seven years old, and she and her two sisters were abducted to live in the perilous High Court of Faerie. Jude still longs to fit in there ten years later, despite her impending death. However, many of the fey hate humans. especially Prince Cardan, the High King’s youngest and most evil child. There are three books in The Folk of the Air series and this is the correct sequence for reading them.
The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Jude was seven years old when her parents were slain and she was kidnapped and taken to the perilous High Court of Faerie. Despite her mortality, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there ten years later. She is drawn into court intrigues and deceptions, where she discovers her own propensity for bloodshed. As civil war threatens to submerge Faerie in bloodshed, Jude must risk her life in a perilous alliance in order to preserve her sisters and Faerie itself.
Bonus: The Lost Sisters. A Folk of the Air Novella.
The Lost Sisters is a novella-length audiobook companion to Holly Black’s The Cruel Prince. Taryn’s half-apology, half-explanation reveals that she, too, has some secrets to share. While Jude strove for dominance in the Court of Elfhame, her sister Taryn developed feelings for the trickster Locke.
The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air, Book 2
Jude must uncover the traitor who wants to betray her and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan as a mortal in a Faerie world. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. 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.
The Queen of Nothing: The Folk of the Air, Book 3
In this highly anticipated and jaw-dropping conclusion to the Folk of the Air trilogy, a potent curse compels the exiled Queen of Faerie to choose between ambition and humanity. If Jude wants to save her sister, she must risk returning to the perilous Faerie Court and confront her lingering affections for Cardan. As Jude infiltrates enemy territory, she becomes entangled in the conflict’s brutal politics. And when a latent but potent curse is awakened, terror sweeps the region.
Bonus: How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories
In this thrilling conclusion to the Folk of the Air trilogy, a potent curse compels the exiled Queen of Faerie to choose between ambition and humanity. Jude must risk returning to the perilous Faerie Court and confront her lingering love for Cardan if she is to save her sister. As Jude infiltrates enemy territory, she becomes entangled in the deadly politics of the fight. When a latent but potent curse is awakened, terror sweeps the nation.