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.
Fav Quote by Cardan to Taryn. “You’re awful.” He said it as though he was delighted. “And the worst part is that you believe otherwise.”
So, The Lost Sisters is an apology or an explanation Taryn gives to her twin sister Jude. There are terrible happenings that occur between the two. A betrayal that Taryn does her absolute best to explain in this book. In the end, I consider her a victim of circumstance and desire. The fight to fit in is hard to ignore. The difference in how people approach this fight is what defines a person.
Taryn is this, “Once upon a time, there was a girl named Taryn. She suffered many indignities at the hands of the magical people called the Folk, yet she never was anything but kind, no matter how they despised her. Then one day, a fox-haired faerie boy looked upon her and saw her virtue and her loveliness, so he took her to be his bride. And on his arm, dressed in a gown as bright as the stars, the other Folk saw her for the first time. They knew they’d misjudged her and…” But she treated her sister poorly to get there.
This is a side story from the main one. Read it after The Cruel Prince and before The Wicked King.