How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories - The Folk of the Air (Hardback)
  • How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories - The Folk of the Air (Hardback)

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories - The Folk of the Air (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 24/11/2020
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Waterstones Says

Brimming with Black’s customary faerie magic, this atmospheric prequel to the events of The Folk of the Air trilogy digs deep into Cardan’s past to unearth some incredible revelations.

Once upon a time there was a boy with a wicked tongue...

Before Cardan was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. In this sumptuously illustrated tale, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame's enigmatic high king.

This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar but pivotal moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan's perspective.

This new instalment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humour and drama that enchanted readers everywhere.

Publisher: Hot Key Books
ISBN: 9781471409981
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 655 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 30 mm


Black continues to build an ever-expanding mythos with her Faerie stories [that] offers new delights along with familiar moments retold. Fans will rejoice in every dark, luscious moment. - Kirkus Reviews

What a decadently fun way to return to Elfhame. - Nerd Daily

Delightfully written, I savoured every line from the first line to the last. Holly Black just knows exactly what to say to break your heart - The Young Folks

Pair this with Rovina Cai's amazing illustrations and this is a jewel of a book. - LoveReading4Kids

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“4.5* very good condition apart from the gold foiling”

I received the exclusive edition of ‘How the king of Elfhame learned to hate stories’ in very good condition; there were no marks, no scratches, none of the pages were turned up. It was packaged well, nothing wrong... More

Hardback edition
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“Loved it!”

This was a brilliant addition to the Folk of the Air series that I easily devoured in a few hours and was, sadly, over far too soon.
The insight into Cardans childhood was really interesting and helped to expand on... More

Hardback edition
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“What a STUNNING read!”

Holly Black is and will ALWAYS BE the Faerie Queen and you are welcome to fight me on that one. Spoiler Alert: I will crush you.

What a beautiful addition to the story both in words and illustration. This filled the... More

Hardback edition
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