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.
Exclusive edition – includes a black cover and sixteen extra pages of Rovina Cai’s art, from original sketches through the draft stages to final artwork that isn’t in the book, with discussion by Holly Black.
A standard edition is available here
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
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
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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
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
“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
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