Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Book Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
By Julie Kagawa
Release Date: October 26th, 2011
Number of Pages: 361
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:
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:

It has been an amazingly wondrous magical journey. I feel so sad and yet happy that I have reached the end of my Iron Fey journey. The Iron Knight has been insightful where we, as readers and fans of Team Ash, got to delve deeper into the very essence and being of Ash. Why, how, what. The questions that swirled within me, they were cleared up in this book. I'm so proud of Ash.

He has bravely overcome all obstacles and pains to gain a soul. Not only that, to prove to everyone and most importantly himself - a chance for Meghan and him to really have a life together. I'm feeling rather sorrowful having to bade Ash, Meghan, Puck, Grim and the rest of the Fey folks farewell. *sniffles*

But, I'm a little comforted over the news that there will be a spin-off series focusing on Ethan Chase, Meghan's cute brother, as the protagonist. I'm really looking forward to it but at the mean time, I shall indulge myself in the bonus content included in the paperback copy of The Iron Knight. *I smell blood! (Scurries off to bonus content)


  1. This one's on my bookcase waiting for me to read it. Glad to see that you really liked it, but yes it's sad to see a series come to an end. :( I read a excerpt of the Ethan spin-off in the back of The Immortal Rules and it was alright. Honestly not sure if I'll want to read about Ethan haha. Anyway, thanks for the review! :)

    1. Owh, you've already read The Immortal Rules??? Awesome. I'm waiting to get my hands on a paperback copy of it. I actually am looking forward to Ethan's spin-off as I really loved him.

    2. Yeah, I got an ebook ARC of The Immortal Rules, it was great! Kagawa is such a great writer. After it comes out I want to get a paperback as well, so that I'll have something to cuddle because I liked it so much haha. ;)

      Ethan was a cutie pie in the Iron Fey. Maybe I'll give it a chance when it comes out. :)

    3. I don't fancy reading ebooks as I don't have an ereader and reading from the laptop is a pain. So, I rather wait for it to be officially released. Haha.

      I'm real excited for The Immortal Rules.


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