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‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

‘The Cruel Prince’ wicked, enchanting

Darrian Breedlove and Alyssa Osborn

March 19, 2019

Princes are usually dreamy and chivalrous, right? Aren’t faeries docile and friendly creatures? These stereotypes are all wrong, at least in Holly Black’s novel “The Cruel Prince,” the first in “The Folk of the Air” series, where readers can’t trust anyone. Holly Black’s world of faeries is very wel...

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