The Wicked King is a tad shorter than The Cruel Prince and it is also nowhere near as heart-wrenching and thrilling, but the story is no less intriguing and infuriating because you always know that something awful is going to happen but there’s no way to know until it’s already happening.
The Wicked King focuses on Jude as a badass character who will so not take any shit from anyone, that she ends up distancing herself from absolutely everyone. If literally ANYONE else in the Isles were telling the story, she would most definitely be the villain in their telling.
This volume also includes a tiny bit more romance than the previous one (and it’s steamy this time).
If you read and enjoyed The Cruel Prince, there’s no reason not to read this. Definitely recommended.
I really hope the next book tears through the depths of my soul like the first one did. This one didn’t quite hit the mark.