The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince

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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.

One terrible morning, Jude and her sisters see their parents murdered in front of them. The terrifying assassin abducts all three girls to the world of Faerie, where Jude is installed in the royal court but mocked and tormented by the Faerie royalty for being mortal. As Jude grows older, she realises that she will need to take part in the dangerous deceptions of the fey to ever truly belong.
But the stairway to power is fraught with shadows and betrayal. And looming over all is the infuriating, arrogant and charismatic Prince Cardan ...

Dramatic and thrilling fantasy blends seamlessly with enthralling storytelling to create a fully realised and seductive world, brimful of magic and romance.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 258g
  • Bolinda/Bonnier audio
  • Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Simultaneous Release
  • 148941665X
  • 9781489416650
  • 2,072,028

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'... heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double-crossing, moral complexity - this is one heck of a ride.' -- Booklist
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About Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. Her new books are The Darkest Part of the Forest, a return to faerie fiction, and The Iron Trial, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series, Magisterium, co-authored by Cassandra Clare. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Caitlin studied theatre at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, has a BFA in drama and studied musical theatre at CAP21. Caitlin started in voiceover while living in Tokyo, Japan in 2009. She toured Japan with Disney's World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer. As well as having narrated a number of audiobooks, Caitlin currently voices for TIME magazine, TIME for Kids, Smashd and Forbes Magazine.
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341,976 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 40% (137,920)
4 37% (125,645)
3 17% (56,586)
2 4% (14,567)
1 2% (7,258)
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