Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes ...
While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.
Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.
The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince, by master writer Holly Black.
About the Author
Holly Black, acclaimed author of contemporary fantasy novels, she is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning novel Doll Bones and the coauthor, with Tony DiTerlizzi, of the New York Times bestseller The Spiderwick Cronicles. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I need to know more! I love seeing the different point of view. Well worth the read.
This short story is an apology letter from Taryn to Jude. It truly starts off with excuses and then turns into her explaining the events of 'The Cruel Prince' from her perspective. Halfway through the story, you can see that it's less an apology and more an insight into her actual character underneath all her smiles. It showed glimpses into how selfish and twisted her true nature evolved into with every twist from Locke or bad situation in Elfhame. Basically, she's the worst character and I wouldn't put it past her to do anything to keep Locke or her place in fairy society. However if you were having withdrawals between 'The Cruel Prince' and 'The Wicked King', it was a nice little slice of Elfhame and brought light to missing pieces of the story I didn't know I needed to read.
Oof I like Taryn now? Or understand her? Locke is still on probation but he has parent issues so maybe not???? Aaaah