The Wicked King Quotes

Holly Black
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Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”
-- Madoc (Prologue)

Importance: This is a conversation between Madoc and Jude as Madoc is trying to teach Jude and Taryn about fighting and strategy. This statement is important in this novel because Jude has seized control of the throne by having control of Cardan, the new High King of Elfhame. She spends most of her time in this novel trying to figure out how to hold onto that power.

That's the problem with a puppet government: It's not going to run itself.”
-- Jude (chapter 3)

Importance: Jude is tired because she is constantly taking care of the daily tasks necessary to keep the government running under Cardan's rule. She has created this situation and is now paying a heavy price for it.

Go ahead and tell them if you want, but you should know this – someone you trust has already betrayed you.”
-- Nicasia (chapter 5)

Importance: Nicasia is...

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