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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Villainous Faerie prince returns in charming prequel/sequel.

Book Holly Black Fantasy 2020
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Sometimes a fictional world is so captivating that it welcomes further exploration, and this delightful coda to a well-done trilogy proves its merit. In How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories, author Holly Black gives readers tales from before and after the original saga, offering a fresh perspective on familiar material. Rovina Cai's full-color illustrations lend an additional level of sophistication. This elegant extra-helping to the series might be enjoyed by the uninitiated, but you really need to have read the trilogy to get the most out of this new book. For longtime fans, this short novel will be a wonderfully welcome surprise.

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