What I’m Reading: The Wicked King by Holly Black

You know, I’m pretty sure that in all my life I will never be able to say enough about Holly Black and her fantastic writing. I grew up loving the idea of Fairies (the big, human-ish ones that we now call the Fae, in order distinguish them from the tiny little ones with wings (which I also love, but that’s a tale for another day)). And Holly Black really brings them to life for me.

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The second book of the Folk of the Air trilogy is perhaps better than the first one, The Cruel Prince, which I reviewed last year, and if I have to give a reason for this it is because in The Wicked King we get to see the underwater fae, and if you’ve read my books, you know that I love underwater kingdoms—they are just so exotic! (also, Hello! Aquaman!) Jude continues to be a strong kick-a** hero, who isn’t afraid of a good fight. What could be better? I can’t wait for the next book.

5/5 Stars

JEH

Upcoming Young Adult Fantasy Workshop in Regina!

Live in or near Regina? If you do and you’re interested in writing young adult fantasy (or know someone who is), it’s your lucky day. I’ll be hosting a three hour workshop about writing young adult fantasy on April 14th, 2019. We’ll be working on maps, plots, characters and all around magical adventure, and discussing some of my favorite YA Fantasy titles. There are only 16 spots, so if you want one, follow the link to sign up!

https://www.reginalibrary.ca/attend/programs/1392420

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