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The Cruel Prince

(2018)
(The first book in the Folk of the Air series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I require book two immediately. Holly Black is the Faerie Queen." - Victoria Aveyard

"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page." - Leigh Bardugo


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4714-0645-8 / 978-1-4714-0645-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4714-0771-3 / 978-1-4714-0771-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-316-31027-1 / 978-0-316-31027-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4714-0727-6 / 978-1-4714-0727-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 0-316-31031-X / 978-0-316-31031-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4714-0703-9 / 978-1-4714-0703-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4789-2373-3 / 978-1-4789-2373-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-5491-4006-X / 978-1-5491-4006-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-5491-4007-8 / 978-1-5491-4007-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Cruel Prince: 1
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4894-1665-X / 978-1-4894-1665-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
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January 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Cruel Prince: 1 (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
ISBN: 1-4894-1666-8 / 978-1-4894-1666-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Bonnier audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Book 1)
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air)
Author(s): Holly Black
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU