The Folk of the Air Book Tag

As I was perusing the reader page on wordpress I came across the Folk of the Air tag on Xandra at Starry Sky Books Blog.

I waited until after I had finally read ‘Queen of Nothing’ the conclusion to the Folk of the Air Trilogy to complete this tag and YAY, I’ve finally read it and feel like I can now answer these questions.

Celana Sardothian from the ‘Throne of Glass’ Series hands down!

personally, I would say Jorgen Weight from ‘Skyward’ by Brandon Sanderson. I did not like him one bit at the beginning of the story.

Again ‘Skyward’ by Brandon Sanderson. I honestly was not expecting the twist that we got and I cannot wait to pick up the next book.

Currently Tam from the ‘Keeper of Lost Cities’ Series. Where things left off I definitely feel deceived by Tam, but maybe I’ll be deceived a second time, who knows.

The one that comes to mind straight away is ‘Heir of Fire’ by Sarah J. Maas in the Throne of Glass series.

Angus Delaney, from ‘Chasing River’ by K.A.Tucker. I mean he is kind of key in our two characters meeting but he just makes me so mad that we could really do without him.

Matt from ‘This is Where it Ends’ by Marieke Nijkamp. Honestly throughout the whole story I wanted to just protect him and honestly just so many emotions.

Victoria from the Twilight Saga. She is one determined Character who does not stop. She just keeps going trying to get what she wants.

These are all books that I really know very little about but they are all books that I really want to get to it.

Skyward, Skyward, Skyward!

‘Exile’ by Shannon Messenger, the second book in the ‘Keeper of Lost Cities’ series. I enjoyed keeper of Lost Cities because it’s a killer series and the first book introduces everything. ‘Exile’ just adds so many more layers to the world and I love it.

The folk of the Air series. simple as that.

Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Queen of Nothing
by Holly Black
#3 Folk of the Air Series

Publisher: Little, Brown
Date: 2019
Pages: 300
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 12
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

‘Queen of Nothing’ was the final book in the folk of the air trilogy. This was a book that I hav been looking forward to at the end of ‘Wicked King’ – The second book in the series – we were left with a shifted world, particularly for Jude, our protagonist. I was in such anticipation of how this was all going to be wrapped up and ‘Queen of Nothing’ delivered.

When it comes to Fae stories I am a huge fan of how Sarah J. Maas portrays them. ‘The Cruel Prince’ was my first experience reading Holly Black’s portrayal and I found that I was enjoying the way they were written and saw a lot of what I had read previously in her writing. ‘Queen of Nothing’ stayed true and consistent to the characters we meet in ‘Cruel Prince’ witch great growth and development.

Both Jude and Cardan show a great amount of growth from our first encounter with them. Their growth was fluid for readers – something I find very important when engaging in a story – making us want to see them succeed. They way that every was tied together and wrapped up in our final book was something that I think was done well with the limited pages we got (300 is just not enough!)

Overall, if you enjoy reading fae stories the Folk of the Air series is one that you will enjoy. Throughout the three stories we see how typical fae characters interact with humans who have known the fae world for a very long time. It’s a story that will keep you engaged and hopeful for the characters.

Plot: 7/10
Ease of reading: 8/10
Character Development: 7/10
World Building: 6/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Overall:3.5/5