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The Stolen Heir

#1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black returns to the opulent world of Elfhame in the first book in a thrilling new duology, following Jude’s brother Oak, and the changeling queen, Suren.

A reluctant prince. A runaway queen. And a quest that may destroy them both.

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • #1 National Indie Bestseller


Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, AudioFile Magazine 2023


“The Stolen Heir belongs wholly to Wren and Oak… their story is just as satisfying as readers could hope for, deliciously wrought with mistrust and longing.”


“fast-paced fantasy with folklore, mystery, and royal intrigue set in the richly imagined world of Faerie from her Folk of the Air series—it’s so good.”

—Vannessa Cronin, Amazon's Editor Picks

Black works at her usual high standards, offering plenty of action and whip-smart dialogue. Suren is crafty yet vulnerable, often surprising herself with what she’s capable of. Prince Oak is the perfect male lead for The Stolen Heir, constantly keeping Suren on her toes as they test each other’s trustworthiness. If it’s court intrigue you want, The Stolen Heir overflows with it, artfully setting the stage for the conclusion of the duology.

—Common Sense Media