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An instant bestseller! By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black,
the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds
herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be
like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They
will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate
him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look
at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents
were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the
treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more
than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise
humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the
High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the
consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and
deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war
threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk
her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Holly Black—The Cruel Prince

  • 9780316310314
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