The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince.
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
The Wicked King did not disappoint me at all, all the contrary! Jude is such a conspirator and a liar as before. She has a whole kingdom on her shoulders and the tension begins to manifest. Cardan has not been useful and the story begins months after his reign. I Think I really appreciated the clash of his characters. Cardan obviously doesn’t like to be controlled by Jude, but there are times when they seem to forget that they are against each other. The first Part I got a little slow, take a couple of laps and the second I liked it, started the stress and know what was going to happen with Jude. Also What happens for the first time is that Cardan does not show his feelings, sometimes shows that he has apprehension with Jude, but other times shows a hatred for her, so I was very stung with the matter.
The end came with an explosion and two turns. I Read that ending over and over again, testing the words, because although the Fae can’t lie, they can cheat and I wanted to see if I could get that out of words. Now I have so many questions, because we are as ignorant as Jude. We Don’t know the rules of Faerie so when something transcendental happens, I want to know why and what you can do about it. You will Have to read it to know what I mean, but if you find yourself questioning what happened and what can be done, I only know that I am in the same boat. And I can’t wait to read the last part of this story.
By the way in the first book I did not fall in love with any character. If It’s the first time it happens to me with books. But I think the wicked King I really liked the way of being a Cardan but still not well defined what he feels with Jude.