Sunday, June 1, 2014

Review: The Iron Knight by: Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey #4
Pages: 399
Format: ebook
Source: Purchase

Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

In this book Ash is trying to fulfill a promise he made to his Queen Meghan Chase to find a way to be at her side.  Along the way he picks up Puck, Grim (the cat), The Big Bad Wolf and a special friend we finally get to meet.

We also learn alot about what Ash has gone through when he was with the Winter Court and the things he's done.  He ends up going through many challenges where he has to face alot of crap he's put others through and how's he has to face the consequences of what he did how he treated people.

I loved watching Ash and Puck, but primarily Ash handle everything he has learned and the decisions he's made to get back to Meghan.  I really love this series and think it was great Ms. Kagawa gave Ash his own book so we can learn more about him.

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