The Wicked King

The Wicked King

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.

Title:The Wicked King
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316310338
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About Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in


    The Wicked King Reviews

  • ????? ?

    Dear Holly Black,First of all, how dare you?Second of all, you are NOT supposed to go around stabbing people in the heart. That is illegal. This is illegal. Please stop writing illegal stuff.This book...

  • Melanie

    1.) The Cruel Prince ★★★★★1.5) The Lost Sisters ★★★★★ “Once upon a time, there was a human girl stolen away by faeries, and because of that, she swore to destroy them.” Many ...

  • Emily May

    Update Jan 8, 2019: It's here! Power is so much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. So I'm officially ADDICTED.I can't say for sure what makes a good fantasy book for other people but, for me,...

  • Victoria Aveyard

    At this point, I don’t know why the rest of us even try. I think I’m going to go into a coma until QUEEN OF NOTHING. ...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    "I want to tell you so many lies." A billion spiteful stars.Everything hurts, and no, I'm not okay. Holly is a delightfully cruel author and I love and hate her for it. It's very confusing. I'm not...

  • Emma Giordano

    This sequel was SPECTACULAR! I think I enjoyed it even more than book one!CW: violence, murder, death, tortureHolly Black has done it again. She’s revered as the “Queen of Faeries” for a reason ...

  • Miranda Reads

    Once upon a time, there was a human girl stolen away by faeries, and because of that, she swore to destroy them. This was everything I hoped it could be, and more. Jude, a human raised in Faerieland,...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    someone: why do you like this bookme, deep in an elaborate fantasy sequence in which Jude forces me onto a throne for her own selfish gain and is an ambitious bitch to me and treats me like shit but w...

  • Lola

    Looks like you’ve got some real competition, Sarah J. Maas. If you want to stay in the lead, I would up my game if I were you.Holly Black sure has.The stakes are higher. The game deadlier. The enemi...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)

    It’s a great feeling to fall in utter love with the first book in a new series, and then anticipate the sequel, and then be offered a chance to read said sequel early, and then to read this book in ...