Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review of The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Published by: Harlequin
Pages: 386
Source: Netgalley and Harlequin
Format: ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Summary from Goodreads:  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...

The perfect end to a wonderful series.  Julie Kagawa outdid herself with this novel.  She takes the readers to a new depth as we travel along side Ash on his destined journey. 

This world that Julie Kagawa created is pure magic.  In The Iron Knight, we visit a part of the realm where we have never been.  It's more dangerous and mystical and pure creative genius.  There is no possible way to read this book and not get lost into the surroundings of the characters.  You feel as if you become immersed in this world and instead of being a reader you are now fighting along with Ash and joking with Puck. 

The dynamic between Ash and Puck is heart warming.  They both have their differences and carry their own burdens, but they still seem to strengthen one another.  We get to delve into the thoughts of not only Ash, but also Puck.  Our typical jokester is witty and sarcastic as ever, but we also get to see a softer, more mature side of Puck this time around.  It was almost as if their journey was a very soul searching journey for all those involved.

The ending, while not what I expected, was brilliant.  It gives us everything we needed and after reading this novel I felt sated and complete...just like I should at the end of a series.

If you haven't started this series yet, now is the time.         


  1. YES! I totally loved the bromance between Puck and Ash! I knew their friendship would be restored...even if it's still a little be shaky.

    Great review. I totally agree with everything you said.

  2. One last thing. this is the 4th book in the Iron Fey series, so you might wonder "Do I need to read the others first?" The answer is "No, not if you don't mind spoilers." I am completely new to Ms. Kagawa's world of Winter and Summer and Iron Fey, and I was absolutely not lost at any point in the story. I also never felt like I was in a history lecture.


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