The Wicked KingeBook - 2019
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IndyPL_ShelbyG Apr 26, 2019
Holly Black is truly a magical genius. Every aspect of The Wicked King (as well as it's predecessor, The Cruel Prince) is finely crafted: the characters are all complex with unique personalities, the plot is full of unexpected twists and turns, and the world of Faerie is described in vivid detail... Read More »
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"Your ridiculous family might be surprised to find that not everything is solved by murder,” Locke calls after me.
“We would be surprised to find that,” I call back."
"The folk doubtlessly learned this lesson long ago. They do not need to deceive humans. Humans will deceive themselves."
"The three of you have one solution to every problem. Murder. No key fits every lock.” Cardan gives us all a stern look, holding up a long-fingered hand with my stolen ruby ring still on one finger. “Someone tries to betray the High King, murder. Someone gives you a harsh look, murder. Someone disrespects you, murder. Someone ruins your laundry, murder."
“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”
"That's the problem with a puppet government: It's not going to run itself. Adrenaline may turn out not to be a replacement for experience."
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