Holly Black | Paperback | February 2023
A Novel of Elfhame, from the author of The Folk of the Air series
Book #1 Duology
Return to the opulent world of Elfhame, filled with intrigue, betrayal, anddangerous desires, with this first book of a captivating new duology from the #1New York Times bestselling author Holly Black.
Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, LadyNore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is usingan ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding andexact her revenge.
Suren, child queen of the Court of Teeth, and the one person with power over hermother, Lady Nore, fled to the human world. There, she lives feral in the woods.Lonely, and still haunted by the merciless torments she endured in the Court ofTeeth, she bides her time by releasing mortals from foolish bargains. She believesherself forgotten until the storm hag, Bogdana chases her through the nightstreets. Suren is saved by none other than Prince Oak, heir to Elfhame, to whomshe was once promised in marriage and who she has resented for years.
Now seventeen, Oak is charming, beautiful, and manipulative. He's on a missionthat will lead him into the north, and he wants Suren's help. But if she agrees, it willmean guarding her heart against the boy she once knew and a prince she cannottrust, as well as confronting all the horrors she thought she left behind.
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Her titles include the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and the Folk of the Air series, which began with The Cruel Prince in 2018, nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019, and winner of the Silver Inky for best International YA book. The last from the Folk of the Air series, How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, published in 2020. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.
Follow Holly at blackholly.com or @HollyBlack