Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa



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…

"I could not give up, even now.
Even if I died, and took everyone with me."


It's not often that a book surprises me, but The Iron Knight throws in a twist that I just didn't see coming.

I had no doubts going into this story that I would enjoy an entire novel experienced through Ash's point of view. I'll admit, I've always been Puck's girl, but Ash's character really caught my attention in The Iron Queen.

The same cinematic feel consistent throughout the previous installments remains present in this fourth novel of the Iron Fey.

We are introduced to new characters and realms within the Fey world. These new additions combined with the overall seriousness behind the story line gave this entire novel a much darker and more intense vibe that I thoroughly enjoyed.  

Ash along with Puck, Grimalkin, and two new additions to the team set out on a journey that can mean the difference between life and death for our lovesick Iron Knight.

Many obstacles are thrown within his path, but with the crafty, resourceful Goodfellow and one very clever cat, there isn't much that can slow them down.

I'm not sure if Kagawa has plans to continue writing stories in the Iron Fey world. If so, then I will continue to be a follower. If not, then I enjoyed the ride and I'll miss Ash, Grimalkin, and especially Puck.




"For years, I protected her, biding my time, until the day she went into the Nevernever after her brother. And then you came along. And I saw how she looked at you. And for the first time, I wanted to kill you as much as you wanted to kill me."



3 comments:

Rex Robot Reviews said...

I am finally reading this series. I love it so far... about finished book one :) The covers are absolutely gorgeous.

Braine Talk Supe said...

I can't get my hands on this! Have you read the novella? They had it free on B&N a couple of weeks ago. I've read it and now more than ever I'm curious about Kagawa's fey!

Addicted2Heroines said...

@ Rex Robot Reviews - They really are. I have The Iron Knight on my kindle, but I also plan on ordering it in paperback so that it can look pretty next to the other books in my collection ;)

@ Braine Talk Supe - I've read Summer's Crossing, but I think there was a novella before it that I haven't read yet. I'll have to look it up. Glad you liked it =)

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