How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
  • How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories
ISBN: 0316540889
EAN13: 9780316540889
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 24, 2020
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Return to the captivating world of Elfhame with this illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy that began with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.
Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame's enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan's perspective.

This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector's item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

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I hate having to do this, but I must be honest. You do get a look at Cardens up brining a little. I enjoyed how they show us a little into the Carden and Nicasia relationship, how it ended and how it came about. It touches his life after the Queen of Nothing and a little on him and Jude during the first book. Like very little. Which is why I have to drop the rating. They do have beautiful artwork, I haven t, but it seems that the book is half art and half story. Also, the words on many of the pages are larger in font to make more space. The writing also does not cover the whole page. If I'm honest, I feel a little robbed, I paid a little over $15. I expected this story to go more into his childhood and more into his feelings towards Jude. Overall, I'm still glad to read it, because I love this book series and I was able to learn about life before the Cruel Prince and why I dislike Jude. I recommend this book to die hard fans.
   Only complaint is I wish it had more pages
It was read in an hour, loved every page! The only complaint is that I wish it were longer!
   Love it!!
If you read the rest of the series, you will really good book.
   Pairs with Elfhame Tales as Extension of the Experience
This is a series of delightful stories accompanies the stories of Elfhame with some short background stories about our favorite characters. The illustrations are short and well conceived. I was happy to discover this book because I was simply not ready to deal with Elfhame. To be honest, I took a deep dive into Holly Black's writing this past year. She spins well told stories and shows insights into the depths of the human soul in her character development. I have eaten almost every book in her catalog, and I am not really a reader. I am not sure that I would recommend starting with this book, but it does pair well with Elfhame's stories. I started with the Magesterium series and was immediately hooked ''.
   Not long enough for the price
This was a full story that was priced as a short length book. There are a lot of pictures and it did not really end there.
   Beautifully Illustrated
I loved Cardan from the Cruel Prince to the Queen of Nothing. The beautiful prince, raised in cruelty, who fell in love with a power-hungry mortal and made her his High Queen. The fact that this book was written in his view was my primary motivation for reading it. The stories were different moral lessons about how they evolved at each stage of his life to have wise lessons. And how it became his story at the very end. I loved how it explained the betrayal that the original trilogy only hinted. But I didn 't expect the enigmatic and wild prince to have such a tame voice ; it was so innocent. I expected the wicked, a bit more passion and a deep-rooted obsession for his mortal queen. The illustrations were so beautiful, even the typography was exquisitely designed. Loved this book and will probably browse through it again if only to enjoy the pictures.
   Fun read
Cardan loved hearing from Lover again! One of my favorite characters and I would love to see more stories about him and Jude again.
   Gorgeously illustrated glimpses into Cardan’s head.
While I was hoping for a whole lot more of the wonderful declarations of love for Elfhame, this was such a secret jump into the world of Jude and the folk of the air. This was a peek into his brain and while it was wonderful while it lasted, it wasn't nearly enough. This made me love Cardan even more. And we get these beautiful illustrations together with his stories and memories on just about every single page. This more than I ever thought I would get and not enough at the same time. Reading it in a sitting took little longer than an hour. It is absolutely one that I could read again and again.
   Worth it!
I need more Cardan and Jude, I need another Elfhame adventure with our adorable crazy couple, their miscreant Court of Shadows, their cute and annoying family and a full save the world story. It was so nice to catch glimpses of the events that have shaped him. I so desperately wish that Holly Black would rewrite all 3 books from Cardan's perspective, as so much happened that Jude wasn 't exposed. If you're a fan, you will love this short but sweet look at Jude's Cardan pre and post.
   Would begging work?
How beautiful is a tease! For this I am so grateful! So, left for more. As the percentage on my kindle crept towards 90% I wanted to weep Would begging for a full sequel work? ''