Monday, April 16, 2012

The Iron Knight [Review]

  The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)
#4 in Series
388 Pages [Kindle]
Published 26 Oct 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.

My Thoughts:
So true to the title - this book takes us through a knight's journey, on a mission.

The knight, just so happens to be Ash, and the mission, to get a soul.

Things I Love About This Book:
*Ash and Puck's friendship - especially the reminiscing about times of old
*The Big Bad Wolf
*Grimalkin (and his banter with BBW)
*The Seer and her journey, as well
*The dreamwalking
*Kagawa's talent at having me completely emotionally invested. There were so many points I was just heartbroken and quite a few times I nearly cried.
*The River of Dreams
*The Ghost Town - terrifying!
*The Trials - this for me was the the most emotional part. Kagawa wrote it so beautifully.

Once again, Kagawa has blown me away with how brilliant she is. Also I love her usage of the word cacophony! :)

Previous Review:

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa {here}

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Heather said...

You're really loving this series!

Shoshanah said...

I've been wanting to read this whole series! I think when I finally have the time I'm really going to love them