You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.
Jude 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 biddable. 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 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.
WOW !!! This book gave me whiplash !!! That Ending…. Lets just say it’s been two days and I’m still not sure what to think and a bit angry about it.
Like I said the whole book is a rollercoaster and there is nto much I can say to not spoil it and believe me, you don’t want to be spoiled with this one.
I will make it sweet and shirt , ot at least I try lo.
The book starts off 5 some months after the events of the last book, Cardan is King, Jude pulling his strings,( or is she?) . To be honest, I think Jude is getting a bit power-hungry and all that string pulling is getting to her head a bit. But then again that is all that she has left. She is still on the outs with her family, her fae family that is. She is working with the Court of Shadows and of course working The High King. But all that is getting more and more complicated as she seems to be having more and more feelings for Cardan. The water fae also coming out to play and things get a bit … wet and nasty.
As thing heat up with the underwater fae, and things getting a bit out of control she starts working again with Madoc. Of course he is him and yu never know if you can trust him or not.
I will say as much as an A-$$ -Hole he is ….. I really love him and always looked forward to parts with him.
Cardan was not as much in the book, as I hoped and if again you never know with him, I liked him, I hated him , I loved him and I never fully trusted him but I still wanted more of him. I have a real love-hate relationship with him for sure.
Jude, most if the time I thought she is a bitch but others I just felt bad for her and asked why she keeps doing that do herself, even though she could just up and go to the human world.
Overall I really liked the book and learned quickly, you can’t trust anyone, no matter what or who. There is lots if humor, action and even more betrayal going on , it is pretty fast pact and with all the action going on the book reads super-fast.
The end …… DID NOT see that coming…. NOT in a million years…. OMG I was soo angry and confused. Well done Holly Black, that was one heck of a twist I didn’t see coming.
I can’t wait for the next book to see how she will finish it …….. Because I’m not even sure where this can go. Well I do but I don’t think I would like that lol.
Overall great book, few things I disliked but nothing major and not even worth mentioning.
I rate it 4.5 ★