Friday, November 25, 2011

Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
Source: Received as part of The Iron Knight event through Book Trib

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You like a little magic.
  • You enjoy good world building.
What's the Story?:

From "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 Two Cents:

*Happy Sigh* Oh, it all starts with a girl doesn't it? In the first three books of the Iron Fey series (The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, and The Iron Queen), we get to see Meghan Chase and Ash, the prince of the Winter Court fall in love. In The Iron Knight, we get to see where that love will take Ash. He'll have to change his life and everything he knows. The book is from Ash's point of view instead of Meghan's, which was cool as the other books are from the point of view of Meghan.

This book is definitely for series lovers. If you haven't read the first three books in the series, you are more than likely going to be really lost. But seriously, if you are looking for a quick and easy, fun read, it doesn't get much better than this set of books. They definitely will capture you right away. I was so happy that I owned the books so I could get to them all pretty much back to back. I hate taking forced breaks between reading a really good series!

Overall, a fantastic series!



  1. there on my wishlist/hope i read it soon

  2. For some reason I've put this last book off but I must get to it soonly! I've heard mixed reviews due to Iron Knight being from Ash's POV but I still want to read it (especially since you enjoyed it so much)!

  3. Ash seems to be on an impossible journey, and the odds are not in his favor. This book was so suspenseful and amazing. The romance was very touching. Does this book end in a happily ever after? You will have to read it to find out. I think this is my favorite book of the series. It was absolutely drawn into the story from the first page to the last.


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