Holly Black's The Wicked King is the second book in the Folk of the Air trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, The Cruel Prince, was a bestselling book and is a favorite of many members of our staff. Bookseller Constance says that Black “writes devastatingly beautiful yet cruel Fae that inexplicably enthrall you, pulling you deeper and deeper into their world.” Black has written many other stories, including The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and co-wrote the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare.
Guest host and local author Cindy Pon is the author of Want, an acclaimed novel set in a near-future Taipei, where in a very divided society the wealthy are able to buy longer lives, while many other suffer from illnesses that plague the city. Pon’s novel has received much praise, including from Kirkus Reviews that describes Want as "an exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller."
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How to order books & tickets:
This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of THE WICKED KING from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.
1) You must enter payment method. Books ordered using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.
2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) All online orders must be submitted by 7:00pm on JANUARY 15TH for your book to be personalized.
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is published, JANUARY 8TH at 10:00 AM.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.
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.