November 24, 2011

The Iron Knight

Title ~ The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, Book Four)
Author ~ Julie Kagawa
Release Date ~ October 25, 2011
Publisher ~ Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought from Amazon
Summary: Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing. 

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless 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 solemn 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. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale. 

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My review: This was by far the best book in The Iron Fey. I loved Ash's point of view, and it added so much more to the story. 
First, let me tell you my favorite part. And that was the journey to The End of the World *insert dramatic music here* which was quite cool, and the mythology surrounding this was very well developed.
    Ash was SUCH an awesome main character though at times too moody and depressing. If I was going to change one thing about this novel though, I would make Ash just a tad less melancholy, though some of it was needed. 
I also liked how besides serving as a sequel, this book also served as a prequel of some sort because it answered a lot of my questions about Ash's (and Puck's) past.
    I thought that this was the perfect ending to the series. Because the final battle in The Iron Queen was a good ending to the Iron Fey vs. Fey war, but it left lots of questions unanswered about Meghan and Ash.
    Now, I think Puck deserves some kudos! He has been an awesome supporting (and sometimes leading) main character throughout the series, providing comic relief at all the right moments. Though I was not strong enough to resist Ash's coolness (pun not intended) and switch to Team Ash, Puck was still very good competitor throughout the books. I've said it once and I'll say it again, The Iron Fey have the hardest love triangle to choose sides in YA! 
    One of the best sequels to come out in 2011, I can't wait to read more from the awesomeness that is Julie Kagawa!
Cover Comments: This book has the best cover of all The Iron Fey books. I love the icy blue!


  1. Oh I forgot you were Team Puck. That aside I agree with your review. Ash could have been a little less moody but it was a really great conclusion to Ash and Meghan's story.

    I also think that Puck should get some happiness. Maybe one day he will.

    Awesome review!

  2. I cannot wait to read this book. I finally own it now since I won it in a contest and I am so excited. Thanks for the review.

  3. I'm not a huge fan of love triangles because I usually always fall for one of the guys and THAT'S the one I want in the story and not the other. BUT, I agree with you! The Iron Fey books have an AMAZING love triangle that is so difficult to choose sides on. Although... as much as I love Ash, I think I prefer Puck a little more. But it's a close call! :)

  4. I just started reading this series and I keep asking myself why I was crazy enough to wait so long to read it! Can't wait to read the whole series! Done with book 1 & on to the next!

  5. I totally fell inlove with this series like you. I am team Ash but I cant help loving Puck :) Julie really gave us a new series that we would never forget :)

  6. I loved the first book, can't wait to read the rest of them!


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