Friday, April 20, 2012

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4) 

Pages: 361
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 26, 2011
Rating: 4/5
Points: 17/17

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.


There really isn't much to say about this book without spoiling it, so I'm going to skip the synopsis of it and just get on with the review.

I was a bit on the fence about it being in Ash's point of view, but I think Kagawa was pretty spot-on with her "man voice," even if he was a tad angsty

.I really felt for Ash in this book. The choices he had to make, the challanges he had to face, made me feel bad for him, in a way. I would hate to have to go through what he did to get what he wanted.
The return of a familiar, yet a bit unknown, character made the journey that much harder on him, making him question if it was Meghan he really wanted.
Puck, of course, was the ever-humorous character he was in the previous books. Although, he is a lot angrier in this book, perhaps a bit desprate

As this book was amazing, I kind of wish it wasn't written. I don't particularly like that he and Meghan got their happy ending. I wish it had ended with The Iron Queen

Of course, that is my opinion. I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy the happy ending. I just found it too convenient.

Darn Mrs. Kagawa for being talked into writing this book.

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