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Ironside (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #3)
     

Ironside (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #3)

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by Holly Black, Kate Rudd (Performed by)
 

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in the realm of faerie...

...the time has come for Roiben's coronation. Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing—her love for Roiben. But when Kaye drunkenly declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest to find a faerie who can tell a lie.

Miserable and convinced

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Ironside (Modern Tale of Faerie Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 258 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I have been looking forward to this book ever since I finished TITHE, and Holly Black most definitely does not disappoint. IRONSIDE picks up soon after the events in TITHE and VALIANT, and takes the reader on another breathless journey into the amazing and deadly world of Faerie.

Things have been uneasy ever since Roiben assumed the throne of the Unseelie Court, and with the threat of war in the air and Roiben's coronation drawing near, everyone is on edge. Changeling Kaye Fierch knows that she loves Roiben, but she feels increasingly unwelcome and out of place in the Unseelie Court. So the night of the coronation, determined to prove herself to Roiben and the rest of the court, she makes a formal declaration and pledges herself to him as his consort. However, faerie custom demands that a quest be undertaken before anyone can sit as the Lord's consort, and Roiben grants Kaye an impossible task: to find a fairy who can tell an untruth. Now she is forbidden from seeing or speaking to him until she completes something she knows cannot be done.

Kaye doesn't know where to go, because she has been feeling uncomfortable at home as well, knowing that she stole a human child's life. In a moment of desperation, she tells her mother the truth: that she is a changeling that was switched with Ellen's real daughter, the real Kaye, and she vows to retrieve her from the Seelie Court and return her to Ellen. She feels that this, at least, is something she can do, even if there's no way she can complete Roiben's quest.

But with all the tension between the courts there is nowhere safe, and in venturing into the Seelie Court to find her human counterpart, Kaye puts herself within reach of Lady Silarial. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she's willing to do anything, including using Kaye, to get it. Once again Kaye finds herself in the middle of Faerie politics, but this time Roiben's not there to save her, and she may not have a way out.

In my personal experience it is rare that a sequel ever lives up to the first book, but IRONSIDE does just that. Full of court rivalry, deception and betrayal, sword fights and murder, faerie curses, new romances, and even characters from VALIANT, IRONSIDE is another wonderful foray into the dark, gritty world of Faerie and will not leave readers disappointed. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you pound your pillow in frustration and clap your hands in delight. My one and only complaint is that this is the last book set in this amazing world.
MyndiL 5 months ago
The conclusion of the Modern Faerie Tales series was everything I hoped it would be. We've come back to the characters from the first book, add a few of the characters from the second book and they all play pivotal roles in the third book. True to the rest of the series, things are dark and real and most of the time not very pretty. There is war and death and loss and a lot of evil fairy mischief. I enjoy the chaos of the series, I love that it's so vastly different from the pretty fairy books in which the fairies are fun and lovable. I like that the majority of the fae in this series are not pleasant, that you really sort of hate them. I also truly enjoyed coming back to Kaye and Roiben and seeing what was going on with them. I love that Corny still plays a role in Kaye's life, and I love where this story takes him in his own life. I love that we get to see Luis in a new light in this story. All in all, if you enjoyed the first two books, you simply must continue and read book three. It was a perfect ending to the series.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Yeah these books are weird. Some characters weren't really likable and the story got confusing. Well the whole series to be honest. Still, it has its moments.
JNettiSpagetti More than 1 year ago
I still am not a huge fan of the series but did complete them. This happens to be my favorite of the three. Her story is a nice change of pace but lacks the energy to keep me completely enthralled in the book. Took me much longer to read the other two than this one, but still longer than my normal reading because I was able to stop without worrying.
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Holy Black went beyond what i was expecting for this sequel novel. Continuing with the storyline from tithe: a modern faerie tale and combining charcters from both tithe and valiant. If you want to know what happened before this book,you should read tithe. I am highly recommending this book to anyone who loves a great love story and a dark story-telling plot.
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Loved it!!! Black did an amazing and it was worth the money. I didnt even have to pick up the 2nd book to understand what was going on since the second one had nothing to do with Roiban and Kaye. Great work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its famtastic. Better than the first two, though you still need to read them to know whats going on.there are plunty of twists and turns down dark alleyways that you wont expect and a few tha you will. Kaye declares her love and is sent on an impossible quest. Roiben must fight an imposible war, and make impossible choices. Corny must fight impossible to beat foes, lift an impossible curse andfind impossible love.kayes mom must accept the impossible.Well how do you beat something thats impossible? You change the rules.
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7hir7een More than 1 year ago
Ironside is a good conclusion to the Modern Faerie Tales trilogy. The series returns to the story of Kaye and Roiben, picking up at the time around Roiben’s coronation. Of course, not everything goes as planned, or we wouldn’t have the dark story we have come to expect. I like how the novel explores the gritty thoughts and feelings of Corny, Kaye, Roiben, and others as the story unfolds. I like that Ironside brings back some characters from Valiant to help tie up loose ends, although I would have really liked to see more of Val and Ravus. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it to anyone who has read and liked the other two.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE. One of my very favorite series. If you like faries and magic, you'll love this series.
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Yamakawa_Ryuu More than 1 year ago
Ironside is the third book of a modern faery tale series. It starts where the second one ends. Where a faery, named Kaye, is caught up in the middle of faerie politics. She is in love with the leader of one side of the politics, but must prove herself to stand by his side. Kaye find that proving herself to the leader well be impossible. From the first part of this story, in Tithe, Kaye finds out she's a changeling. A faery swapped at a young age with a human, so she lives that humans life. Feeling that she can't to anything with the task that is impossible she sets out to find the human with which she was switched with and to return the human. But in order to save the human she must go to the other side of the politics which leads to a chain of event in which Kaye completes the task she thought impossible. Thus all is well in the land of Faery. The major message of the book would be that love always finds a way. I liked how this series was written for teenagers with the content of the pages. Everything that happens is what might happen with teenagers. I didn't really dislike anything about this book. I highly suggest this book for an escape from life, if you will. Also if you enjoy real faeries, not what we have created at the mention of faeries.