I do enjoy the occasional trip to Faerie and, if you feel the same, I highly recommend you travel there with YA author Holly Black via her Folk of the Air trilogy; The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing. What better time to go there than NOW, to get away from the Covid-19 Pandemic!
Jude Duarte and her twin sister, Taryn have lived in Faerie since their elder sister’s Faerie father came to the mortal world to retrieve her, extinguishing the lives of the twins’ mortal parents in the process. Jude, our point of view character, has studied the arts of war and dreams of being a knight. Taryn is much better at fitting in and getting along. After a love interest, playing with each of the sisters, drives a wedge between them, Jude finds herself playing her own game, learning spy craft and the art of assassination. Her plan succeeds and places her in the center of Faerie politics.
That is really not a very good description. It makes this trilogy sound rather staid when it is anything but that! There is action, intrigue, trysts, love, jealousy, magic, wild fetes and fae creatures of all kind and colors. If you need to self-isolate and shelter in place, enjoy reading fantasy and just want to get away, this is your ticket! I read The Cruel Prince over the summer, took The Wicked King home to read over the holidays and checked the recently released The Queen of Nothing out to finish up the series, pushing aside the other books piled up in my “to be read” pile. This series is really fun and I feel quite certain you’ll enjoy your time with it!
All these titles are currently available as of Thursday, 3/19/20.