The Wicked King By Holly Black
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) is fantasy fiction book by Holly Black, published in 2019.
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. An intoxicating and bloodthirsty sequel to the new York Times bestselling the cruel prince., nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 ‘Holly black is the faerie queen’ – Victoria Aveyard I have heard that for mortals, the feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear. Jude has tricked cardan onto the throne, binding him to her for a year and a day. But the new high king does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undimmed. Meanwhile, a traitor in the court is scheming against her. Jude must fight for her life and the lives of those she loves, all while battling her ow N complicated feelings for cardan. Now a year and a day seems like no time at all.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.