Check out my review of The Cruel Prince here!
Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . .
While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.
Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.
The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black.
How I wish I read this immediately after finishing The Cruel Prince. I had a bit of trouble remembering what happened in The Cruel Prince, so this novella, or apology letter, if you will, didn’t resonate as strongly as it could have for me.
Told in the second person, readers get a glimpse at Taryn, her thoughts, feelings, and motivations for pivotal moments in The Cruel Prince. Black makes it clear with this apology how different the three sisters are and how that affects how they navigate the High Court of Faerie.
Taryn’s actions make more sense now, but that doesn’t absolve her. Do I empathize with her? No, absolutely not. Do I sympathize with her? To a certain extent. Her naivety about love is just that, naive. And also frustrating. Unbelievably frustrating.
Now I’m even more excited for The Wicked King. If only I could get my hands on an advance copy.