The Cruel Prince

By, Holly Black

New York’s # one best-selling author Holly Black, is back with another dark Faerie tale, this one is set in the world of revelry, hate, betrayal. This Faerie tale launches a new trilogy. The Folk of the Air is a young adult fantasy series by Holly Black,

published by Little Brown Books for Young Reader. The story follows the journey of Jude Duarte, a mortal girl, and Cardan Greenbriar. she’s a Faerie princess that is navigating her way along with Greenbriar, through the world of revelry, hate, betrayal, they find themselves traveling along with filling for one another. The Cruel Prince is the first book in the series. It follows Jude Duarte, a mortal girl living in Elfhame, a faerie world.

Swept against her will to Elfhame, Jude must adapt to living alongside powerful creatures with a deep disdain for humans and a penchant for violent delights while also figuring out her feelings for faerie prince Cardan Greenbriar. Jude—broken, rebuilt, fueled by anger and a sense of powerlessness—has never recovered from watching her adoptive Faerie father murder her parents.

Human Jude whose brown hair curls and whose skin color is never described both hate and love Madoc, whose murderous nature is true to his Faerie self and who in his way loves her. Brought up among the Gentry, Jude has never felt at ease, but after a decade, Faerie has become her home despite the constant peril. Black’s latest looks at nature and nurture and spins a tale of court intrigue, bloodshed, and a truly messed-up relationship that might be the saving of Jude and the titular prince, who, like Jude, has been shaped by the cruelties of others. Fierce and observant Jude is utterly unaware of the currents that swirl around her. She fights, plots, even murders enemies, but she must also navigate her relationship with her complex family (human, Faerie, and mixed). This is a heady blend of Faerie lore, high fantasy, and high school drama, dripping with description that brings the dangerous but tempting world of Faerie to life.

 Fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles rejoice! Author Holly Black’s upcoming fantasy novel The Cruel Prince will be developed for the big screen by Universal Pictures. The series is a New York Times Best Seller and has been optioned by Universal Pictures for a film adaptation, According to Deadline, Universal has won the auction for The Cruel Prince’s film rights, with Michael De Luca Ghost Rider, The Social Network, Childhood’s End producing through his production banner. Kristin Lowe will oversee the movie for Universal, while Lucy Winn Kitada will supervise the project for Michael De Luca Productions.

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