Holly Black, author of the international best-seller The Darkest Part of the Forest, has just signed a deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for a new trilogy, EW announces exclusively.
The first book in The Folk of Air Trilogy, The Cruel Prince, will be published in the winter of 2018, with two still-untitled books to follow. A digital novella is also included in the deal, in addition to the three print and e-books.
“This series will delve deeper into the strange, glittering, malicious courts of Faerie than I’ve gone before,” Black says in a release. While The Darkest Part of the Forest introduced readers to the faerie world, The Folk of Air Trilogy will bring that world a step closer. This new series, according to the publisher, focuses on “a young human girl who witnesses her parents’ deaths and is forcibly taken to Faerieland with her two sisters—one faery, one human—where she will grow up and one day fight to gain power.” We can’t wait.