How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories Review

This book is such a wonderful addition to The Folk of the Air series. After finishing the original trilogy it was great to be able to dip back into that world once more. The story here is more about Cardan than Jude this time, although she does feature. It offers more of Cardan’s backstory and helps to round out his character a little more. 

We see snippets of him growing up, and the horrible time he had, which goes a way to explain just why he was such a ‘cruel prince’ when we first met him. Obviously we do get some of that in the original story, but whilst those things are mentioned here it’s not simply a repeat. We also get a clearer picture of Cardan’s internal thoughts and feelings too.

The book is also beautifully illustrated, making it feel more like the sort of children’s fairytales we might have read when we were young. I thought the illustrations really added to the story and gave everything a magical, fairytale atmosphere.

I’d definitely recommend this book if you enjoyed the original trilogy.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Companion novella


Genre: Fantasy

Faeries | Enemies to Lovers | Illustrations | Fairytales 

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