“He will be the destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.”Holly Black, A Queen of Nothing
I cannot believe it’s over. When I say “train-wreck” it’s in the best possible way. When Jude’s “step-father” says:
“Power is much easier to acquire then to hold on to.”Holly Black, A Queen of Nothing
Well…he was not wrong. After the heart-breaking ending of the Wicked King, we pick up with Jude wanting to do anything but be in exile. Madoc is ready and willing to do everything to get the crown. Everyone still hates Jude (shocker); and Cardan is…as beautiful and beguiling as ever.
“We have lived in our armor for so long, you and I. And now I am not sure if either of us knows how to remove it.”Holly Black, A Queen of Nothing
Everything and I mean everything is in chaos. All of a sudden Jude finds herself back in Faerieland pretending to be her sister (you got to read to find out why). Thus unleashes 300 pages worth of more angst, schemes, and PAIN. But we can finally add one more thing to this book we fully did not have before; romance. I won’t say more because, spoilers.
“I spent much of my life guarding my heart. I guarded it so well that I could behave as though I did not have one at all.”Holly Black, A Queen of Nothing
At the end, I loved the theme, character arcs, and the resolution was satisfying. Jude learning and growing was beautifully written. As many wars that are in this series…the biggest war was in Jude’s heart.
“It feels good to be fighting someone other than myself.”Holly Black, A Queen of Nothing
So let me end this with, goodbye The Folk of the Air.