I’ve known for months that I wanted to create this set of posts, since one of my reading goals for this year is to finish off all the book series I’ve started — and in so many cases it’s been a long while and I don’t remember the characters or plot. Based on all the TCP rereads I saw leading up to the release of The Wicked King, a lot of people are in the same boat too! (I know many people have already finished rereading TCP, and read TWK as well, but since The Queen of Nothing doesn’t come out until next year these posts will hopefully still be helpful.)
And so you may have noticed The Cruel Prince hanging out on my Currently Reading shelf since January as I slowly reread and took notes. (I’ve also included The Lost Sisters in this post since it covers the same time period and events as The Cruel Prince.) I hadn’t accounted for the sheer amount of detail I wanted to record, and it took a while to figure out how exactly I wanted to format it all. While I still don’t have it completely figured out — I’m definitely open to feedback and suggestions — I’m more or less happy with how this post turned out … and here it finally is!
“Series Synopses” was created to save myself (and you) from having to reread the previous books in a series! If you’re looking for a title that I haven’t covered, Kal @ Reader Voracious has a Previous Adventures series, and Recaptains has a much more comprehensive compilation.
Hopefully obviously, herein lie SPOILERS.
The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
2) The Wicked King | Goodreads | My Review | Synopsis
3) The Queen of Nothing | Goodreads | My Review | Synopsis
[The above links will be updated as they are completed.]
The Cruel Prince Goodreads Synopsis
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him — and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
The Lost Sisters Goodreads Synopsis
While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.
Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.
Table of Contents
Each item number corresponds with the page number where you can find that section — the links to jump to each page are at the bottom of this post, between the Related posts and the comments!
- Intro & Table of Contents
- The Cruel Prince Summary
- The Lost Sisters Summary
- Cast of Characters
- Worldbuilding & Vocabulary
- Notable Quotes