Sunday, November 25, 2012

Book Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight

Author: Julie Kagawa

Series: Iron Fey #4

Publisher: Harlequin TEEN

How obtained: ebook

"My name--my True Name--is Ashallayn' darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl..."To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase--a half human, half fey slip of a girl--smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end--a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.

To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.


I was so completely and utterly siked for this book. The end of the Iron Queen had me pretty much crying. I was like, no, no, no, Julie Kagawa could not let them part like this. That is why I was soooo happy when I finally got the ebook. So this book is all about Ash, Puck and Grimalkin. Meghan sits back a little as she gets used to ruling over her iron kingdom and we got taken deeper into the Nevernever and find out exactly how a fae can obtain a soul.

I never doubted Ash's resolve. And we've followed Puck enough that he can never pass up a good adventure or make sure his princess is happy. He knows that if he helps Ash, he will be helping to make Meghan happy.

The Iron Knight in no way lacks for action, suspense and danger. It was really dangerous when an old friend popped into the story. I had no idea that this person would be coming back, and this person's love could of really been a catalyst for many things. I'm glad that our ice prince didn't lost sight of his goal but this book was in many ways heartbreaking and tear jerking.

Through the trials, we learned what kind of person Ash was in the past, something that always was hinted at. The tests were brutal on the psyche. But it didn't surprise me that he made it through everything and still chose what he did. Love is a power that transcends many things.

The last scene had me jumping up and down. I could not believe it. I was so soooo excited and happy.

I give The Iron Knight 9/10. I was so sad that I finished the book. And those are the kinds of books that are worth reading. If you followed the Iron Fey series until now, this will not disappoint you. You'll love it!

Read up a storm! :]