Monday, 24 October 2011
Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (October 25, 2011)
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.
Amazing! I love this series. I do. It is jam packed with faeries, romance, action, friendship, honesty, and heartbreak. I love that this book is told through Ash's point of view. We finally get a glimpse into his thoughts. I'll admit though that I missed Meghan as the narrator. I was used to her, and I also was wondering the WHOLE time what she was up to. I wish there had been a little bit of her thoughts thrown in there.
If you haven't picked up this series, you should. If you are into faeries or anything paranormal then this is for you. I'm in love with Ash and I am really going to miss him. Such a fitting end for a wonderful series!
"I will be with her again, or I will die. There aren’t any other options"