The Wicked King PDF is a young adult fantasy novel by Holly Black, published on January 8, 2019, by Hot Key Books. It is the sequel to The Cruel Prince (2018) and is followed by The Queen of Nothing (2019).
The novel follows Jude Duarte, who was tricked into helping Cardan Greenbriar usurp the High King. When Jude discovers that she has been used, she turns on Cardan and vows to take him down. Critical reception for The Wicked King has been positive. reviewers praised Black’s writing, as well as the book’s suspense and twists.
The Wicked King debuted at number two on the New York Times Best Seller list for Young Adult Hardcover. As of January 2019, the book has sold over 500,000 copies. The Wicked King is available in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats.
The Wicked King Summary
The book starts with Jude being summoned to Cardan’s court. Cardan is the High King and he wants Jude to be his spy. Jude agrees and she is sent to live with his family. Jude quickly realizes that living in the palace is not going to be easy. The other members of the royal family are cruel and manipulative. They are always trying to one-up each other and Jude is constantly caught in the middle.
One night, Jude finds herself in the middle of a political plot that could ruin her family. She is able to stop it, but only just barely. This event makes her realize that she needs to be more careful if she wants to stay alive in the palace. Jude also starts to develop feelings for Cardan, even though she knows it is against the rules. She tries to stay away from him, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes.
Eventually, Jude and Cardan give in to their feelings and they start a secret relationship. Everything is going well until Jude’s twin sister, Taryn, finds out about it. Taryn is enraged that Jude is seeing Cardan behind her back. She tells their father about the relationship and Jude is forced to end it.
Details of The Wicked King Book
|Book||The Wicked King|
|Originally published||January 8, 2019|
|Category||Young Adult Fiction|
|Publisher||Hot Key Books|
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About the Author
Holly Black is the author of The Darkest Part of the Forest, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the LA Times Book Prize. Her short stories have been nominated for several Nebula, World Fantasy, and Hugo Awards.
She was born in a little town where her mother read tarot cards and her father told ghost stories. When she was four, they moved to the city. Now she lives in Florida with her husband and son in a house with many ghosts of its own.
Holly Black began writing The Wicked King while she was living in Florida with her husband and son. She has said that the book is “a love letter to faerie stories”, and that she wanted to explore what it would be like if there were “as dangerous and as seductive as they always should have been”. The Wicked King took her two years to write and was published in January 2018.
Black has said that she is influenced by such authors as Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, and Garth Nix. She has also cited the work of Catherynne M. Valente as an influence on The Cruel Prince. When asked about her favorite books, Black has said that she “changes favorites all the time”, but that some of her current favorites include The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson.
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Similar Books to The Wicked King Book
- The Darkest Part of the Forest
- The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
- White Cat
- Red Glove
- Black Heart
- The Cruel Prince
- The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps
- The Night Circus
FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)
Is there romance in The Wicked King?
Yes, there is romance in The Wicked King. Holly Black has said that the book is “a love letter to faerie stories”, and that she wanted to explore what it would be like if the fae were “as dangerous and as seductive as they always should have been”.
What is the moral of The Wicked King?
The moral of The Wicked King is that it is important to be careful who you trust.
How many pages are in The Wicked King pdf?
The Wicked King is 261 pages long.
Who are the main characters in The Wicked King?
The main characters in The Wicked King are Jude, Cardan, and Vivi.
What happened at the end of The Wicked King?
At the end of The Wicked King, Jude becomes the High King and Cardan becomes her Consort. Vivi is revealed to be a traitor and is killed.
What is the genre of The Wicked King?
The Wicked King is a young adult fantasy novel.