First, I just want to say that I wholeheartedly agree with the notion that we should stop hyping up popular series by white authors and instead give attention to all of the overlooked books by authors of color. I know I talk about this series way too much, I really do! I sincerely apologize to everyone who follows me on Twitter and has to see me cry about these books like two to three times a year.
I’m not really here to defend myself for liking this series but I will say that the reason I talk about and reread it constantly is because I’ve emotionally attached myself to the characters, specifically Jude and Cardan, for whatever reason. Anyways, this post serves as my own sense of validation, in that I can go back and reread this post whenever I read the series again and feel like thinking “cheers, I’ll drink to that” to my own thoughts. Also, I can link to this instead of tweeting the same things every time I reread.
I wanted to post this before How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories aka the Cardan Novella comes out because I wanted to share my thoughts before we get his point-of-view. Depending on how it reads, I’ll probably come back and add more to this point. Actually, I’m anticipating that because I’m so excited to get his perspective.
You can also read my reviews of The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing. (Even though I read The Cruel Prince as an ARC, I never got around to reviewing it. However, I have too many Thoughts about the series in general, so this will serve in lieu of it, I suppose.)
This post contains spoilers for the Folk of the Air trilogy (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing). Please do not read this post if you do not want to be spoiled!Continue reading “DISCUSSION: a deep analysis of the folk of the air”