The Wicked King starts with Jude, who is trying to fulfill all her seneschal duties and the duties of the court of shadows, but it is exceptionally hard for her since the high king Cardan now hates her for tricking him.
Jude finds out that the queen of the undersea is exchanging letters with king Cardan’s brother and that they plan to kill him, but she still doesn’t have proof enough for people to believe her.
When she finds out too much, the underwater kingdom capture and in exchange, they want a few requests done from the high king who shockingly accepts and one of the requests caused the court of termites to become angry, and they called in the favor that they had from Jude so they told her to kill the king’s brother which she does after he poisons the king though after that king Cardan betrays Jude and sends her to exile.
This book is a bit like a filer, in my opinion, but then again, it was good. The book also consisted of plenty of backstabbing, romance, and mystery.