The Cruel Prince Cardan. Holly black offers us a deeper insight into the dramatic life of elfhame's enigmatic high king, cardan. Cardan greenbriar, the youngest prince of his siblings and the most reckless, encounters jude through their schooling.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. Especially prince cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the high king. Dain is coronated but then killed by balekin and his crew (including madoc) immediately.