The intoxicating and bloodthirsty finale to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Prince, nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019, and New York Times bestseller The Wicked King.
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie.
When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.
The Queen of Nothing
Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. All three of her books for teens, Tithe, Ironside and Valiant, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have been widely translated.
Together with award-winning illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly is the creator of the worldwide bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles for younger readers.
An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls and outrageous hats, she lives with her husband in Amherst, Massachusetts.