How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series): The perfect gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction

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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series): The perfect gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air series): The perfect gift for fans of Fantasy Fiction

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Me gustó conocer más a fondo a Cardan y descubrir su perspectiva de la vida y de algunas de las situaciones que ya conocíamos pero solo desde el punto de vista de Jude. I am thrilled to finally get to tell you a bit more about the sullen, annoying, and enigmatic High King of Elfhame and I am especially excited to be partnering with Rovina Cai, whose artwork is witty and atmospheric and absolutely perfect to go with this tale. A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come. You get to, finally, see the world through the eyes of the infamous ‘cruel prince’ and get a glimpse into how his mind works. Aslog’s story changes as Cardan does, with a new ending and meaning for each retelling, each stage of his life.

It’s first told by a troll, on different occasions that they met and changed each time to tell Cardan some sort of lesson or piece of wisdom. I truly think reading this book a day before release (bless you Waterstones and my mail person) was the best reading experience I’ve had all year, and for that alone this book was probably the easiest five star I’ve given in a year of not a lot of five star reads.In an interview with EW Black said "I planned a novella to go with the Folk of the Air series centered on Cardan, but I realized I couldn’t do justice to his story until the trilogy was over. When i wrote my review for The Cruel Prince i said and i quote myself: He isn’t cruel because he wants to be. I am incredibly biased over this series because so much of my heart and nostalgia are wrapped up within this world, but I honestly think there is just so much to love on every page of this book. Illustrator Rovina Ca did such an amazing job of capturing his likeness and personality in her work. But we see Nicasia being fostered on the land because her mother, Orlagh, Queen of the Undersea, wants to start putting pieces in motion.

Black continues to build an ever expanding mythos with her Faerie stories, and while this volume requires prior knowledge of The Folk of the Air trilogy, it offers new delights along with familiar moments retold. 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. Não tem nada de super surpreendente, é verdade, mas eu gostei bastante de ver o Cardan quando era criança, de ver o lado dele em algumas cenas dos outros livros. I also liked getting to know just what happened for the relationship to end and why Cardan stopped caring for her.Black's writing is both contemporary and classic; her world is, at this point, intensely well-realized, so that some plot twists seem almost inevitable. I don't know about you, but as the weather is getting colder and the days shorter, I have been craving light-hearted, cozy reads. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service.

One of my favourite parts was the illustrations that came with the book which made me fall in love with the characters all over again (and grin like a fool when it showed Cardan obsessing over Jude being a mortal). Readers familiar with Cardan and Jude’s tumultuous and sometimes troubling love will recognize notes within this repeated tale, but each telling also stands alone as a complete tale, one that feels both inevitable and fresh. The entirety is framed within a moment that takes place after the end of The Queen of Nothing (2019), providing a glimpse into the maturing relationships between Jude and Cardan and between Cardan and his responsibilities as High King of Elfhame, a land whose multihued, multiformed denizens cannot lie. Larger-than-life action in a kingdom packed with self-centered, evil, and manipulating characters also doles out real life issues. This story within a story links so much of the book together and I loved it as I figured this out as I read.I suppose I would have plummeted out of the air,” Jude tells him with troubling equanimity, her expression saying, Horrible risks are entirely normal to me . We’re also shown fresh peeks into Locke and Nicasia’s lives, and how they were catalysts for his cruelty.

Some might think of him as a strong draught, burning the back of one’s throat, but invigorating all the same. This book does not have the turning points, the plot twists which we are all accustomed to whilst reading about Elfhame. Woven throughout are three iterations of a story, initially told to a young Cardan, each version different in specifics and moral but all centered on a boy with a heart of stone and a monstrous, cursed bride.All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you! I hate that this was a novella and not a whole novel because diving into Cardan’s mind was such an interesting little adventure.

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