Friday, August 3, 2012

Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight
(The Iron Fey #4)

Author: Julie Kagawa

Publication Date: October 26th, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Urban Fantasy



"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..."

To cold 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 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. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Thoughts: Love, love, love, LOVE!!!!!!! Hey, did I say yet how much I freaking LOVED The Iron Knight. Excuse me while I gush some more.. I love Julie Kagawa and her amazing imagination. I love Ash! I love Grimalkin! I even love Puck, just not as much as Ash! *squeeee* Ok. I'll stop now.

I seriously cannot believe that I waited so long to read this book after finishing The Iron Queen. I'm just going to blame my total inability to actually read synopsis' before the book. Seriously, had I known this was in Ash's point of view?! I probably would have read it long ago!

So as I said, The Iron Knight is from Ash's point of view and I seriously love him as a protagonist! He made a vow to Meghan that he was going to find a way to be with her. Who better to ask for help finding a way than every one's favorite cat, Grimalkin, of course tracking him down isn't easy, even with Puck's "help". Ash has to give up his immortality and gain a soul to become mortal so that he can enter the Iron Kingdom. For that, he has to travel to the End of the World. With some unexpected allies (and one annoying friend) Ash heads out to make the ultimate sacrifice.

I can't help but love Ash. I'm 200% Team Ash and this book only made me love him more. How can I not love him? He is going to make the ultimate sacrifice to be with Meghan! He's going to travel to the End of the World to give up his immortality for love! He'll age while Meghan is immortal. That is a huge sacrifice for a faery. I have so much respect for him as a character! Plus he is totally swoon worthy. He should just come be with me as he is!

Once again, Julie Kagawa had me completely immersed in the world of Faery. Her imagination knows no bounds! I absolutely love her writing style. The saddest thing about this book? That it ended. I need more! I can't wait to get my hands on Iron's Prophecy and The Lost Prince. I'm so happy that these books are a part of my collection and that I've been able to share them with others. They are absolutely amazing and Julie is definitely in my top 10 authors! If you've yet to check her writing out, you have to! If Faeries are not your thing, then try The Immortal Rules, it's equally amazing! I strongly recommend The Iron Fey series though! You won't regret it! (I'm so going to get a grey cat to name Grimalkin).


  1. Ahhh! I'm not even reading your review ... I just say the 5 owl rating! I can't wait to continue with this series! I've only read the first one but it was great! Definitely for my Fall reading list. :)

    1. Haha, yeah, you should make sure it's on that list! This series is just so amazing! <3 Julie Kagawa!!

  2. I don't read synopsis' beforehand either! I'm so so SO glad that you loved this book... and Ash! Great review! You've made me want to read this book again just so I can read about the amazingness that is Ash.

    1. Thanks :) I think this will be a series on my re-read list! lol I don't really know why I never read the synopsis, but yeah..


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