We are so excited to bring you these exclusive interiors from How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black! But first, a short Q&A with Holly Black herself!
Q: What was the best part of bringing this story to life with illustrations?
A: “What I loved most about having Rovina’s illustrations was getting to actually see Elfhame and having the immediate emotional response that art, like music, can provide. Also, it’s enormously pretty!”
Q: What can readers expect and get excited about regarding this tale?
“I hope readers will be excited to have more insight into Cardan, and to learn a bit of what happened before, and what will happen after The Folk of the Air.”
An illustrated addition to the New York Times bestselling Folk of Air trilogy, that started with The Cruel Prince, from award-winning author Holly Black.
An irresistible return to the captivating world of Elfhame.
Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.
Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.
This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.
Frolic-Exclusive Interior Pages:
About the Author:
Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner and a Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.
About the Illustrator:
Rovina Cai is a freelance illustrator from Melbourne, Australia.
She loves creating haunting, poetic imagery, and believes that one of the most valuable things an illustrator can offer is their unique and personal perspective. She has meticulously crafted her distinctive style to reflect this.