Review: The Iron Knight {Iron Fey #4} by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight {Iron Fey #4}

Author: Julie Kagawa

Published: Harlequin Teen October 2011

Synopsis: 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…

Status: Read in October, 2011 — I own a copy {Courtesy Harlequin Teen/NetGalley}

My Thoughts:

Due primarily to reader demand, Kagawa extended her original Iron Fey trilogy to include The Iron Knight. This novel is Ash’s story, with Meghan installed as the Iron Queen, the UnSeelie prince can see only one way to be with his love – to become mortal.
Ash, along with Puck set out on their quest to find the mysterious Guardian who has the power to give Ash a soul. There is plenty of adventure and danger and as well as some lighter moments thanks mainly to Puck’s sense of mischief and Grimalkin’s generalized disdain. It’s a heroic journey and Kagawa plays it out masterfully. Yet the Iron Knight is driven by emotion as Ash confronts his past, his love for Meghan and the possibilities of his future.
Since I was never a huge fan of Meghan I didn’t miss her absence in the Iron Knight. I loved that Puck had a strong role in the story, if Kagawa could be swayed i would love a novel just about Puck, particularly given the ending of the Iron Knight. There are two new characters who accompany Ash and Puck on their quest, one is the big bad wolf of legend the other I won’t reveal for fear of spoilers but suffice it to say it will surprise readers.
The world building is, as it has been through the series, imaginative and interesting. I really like the author’s mythology which is a mix of creative license and familiar legend.
Apparently Julie Kagawa is planning a spin off series featuring Ethan (Meghan’s little brother) but I would be very interested in an adult title from this author.
I’m really of writing too much about The Iron Knight because if you have become a fan of this series then I don’t want to give away anything. The Iron Fey has been a wonderful series to read and The Iron Knight is a wonderfully satisfying conclusion which I think fans will love.

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Birgit
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 19:15:24

    I just finished “The Iron King” and I must say while I liked the idea behind Julie Kagawa’s world, and the characterizations of Puck and Ash, I didn’t warm up to Meghan either. Would you say it’s still worth to go for the rest of the series though? This book sounds more appealing just for the mere fact that Meghan’s not in it *lol*.

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    • shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
      Oct 24, 2011 @ 09:47:50

      I would Birgit, Even though I wasn’t keen on Meghan I found the world intriguing and actually The Iron Queen which is alot about Meghan was great. I think it helped I read them all after one another (the first three plus the the two shorts) so I could be immersed in the world.

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  2. roro @roro is reading[rogier]
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 20:59:13

    need to read this series

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  3. Melliane
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 01:00:53

    I’m so glad you liked this one, it was a really nice end ! it was interesting to have another point of view to really understand Ash.

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  4. Tahlia Newland
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 11:14:48

    I loved this one and I’m so glad she wrote it because I didn’t like the ending of the last one. Seriously, how can you leave a romance series with the lovers apart!

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  5. Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 18:10:28

    Great review, Shellyrae. I’m scheduled to review this one, but need to read the others first. I’m guessing it doesn’t stand alone?

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  6. Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 17:44:04

    I need to read this series. It sounds interesting and I’ve been seeing it everywhere.

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