How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black and illustrated by Rovina Cai
Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. Revealing a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan, his 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 instalment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humour, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-colour art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Child abuse & neglect
- Parental abandonment
- Alcohol consumption & abuse
- Recreational drug use, including forced & coerced use
- Whipping mentioned
- Loss of autonomy (mind control)
- Murder mentioned