The Iron Knight (Iron Fey Series #4)

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
Ash, Prince of the Unseelie Court, is on a mission—he wants to become mortal so he can be with his Iron Queen, Meghan. He is travelling with his friendly rival Puck, and Grimalkin, a cat sith. Thankfully, Puck provides much needed comedy to this quest. The two young men find themselves getting aide from two unlikely sources: a witch and a wolf. The witch points them to the Ends of the Earth to fulfill Ash's quest and the wolf becomes an improbable ally. As Puck and Ash journey towards the Ends of the Earth, they reunite with Ariella's ghost, Ash's first love who has been presumed dead. Her appearance only serves as a guide to Ash on this quest and unfortunately plays a minor role. This novel is the fourth part in a series and Ariella may have had her story told earlier. Her appearance does not detract from this story but some of the writing does. Many asides about the wolf that relate to fairy tales may be lost on some readers and some of the dialogue, especially from Puck, sounds too modern for a world of knights and dragons. Ash should appeal to fans of Kagawa's other books or to female readers who like tortured heroes. Even young adult readers who are not familiar with the other books in the series may enjoy this and if they can ignore the extraneous writing. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
Kirkus Reviews
The base of any good love triangle is the epic bromance between rivals. Meghan Chase's quest ended after her three requisite volumes drew to a close in The Iron Queen (2011), but her suitors were left behind. Meghan's iron kingdom is poisonous to fey such as her beloved Ash and best friend Puck, so the boys wander the Nevernever in search of magic to turn Ash human. As they taunt witches, fight Thornguards and travel the River of Dreams, Ash remembers the friendship he once shared with his rival. Before the death of their shared first love, Ariella, Ash and Puck were the best of friends. Is it a blessing or a curse that Ariella seems not to be so dead after all? She's the seer who'll lead the questers to the Testing Grounds, where Ash (too coldly competent to be fully likable) will be proven worthy of Meghan. This series ender suffers from an awkward blend of high-falutin' and prosaic: Our hero, full name Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn, complains when Puck "struck me upside the head." Tension between Ash and Puck drives this Boys' Own adventure. "If Puck was dead," Ash muses, "my world would become as cold and lifeless as the darkest night in the Winter Court." For fans who want complete closure or angsty manly friendships. (Fantasy romance. 12-15)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373210367
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Series: Iron Fey Series , #4
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 82,990
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 860L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.

Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her husband and furkids. She is the international and NYT bestselling author of The Iron Fey series. Visit her at juliekagawa.com.

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"Oy, ice-boy! You sure you know where you're going?"

I ignored Robin Goodfellow as we wove through the gray murk of the wyldwood, pushing farther into the soggy swamp known as the Bone Marsh. Mud sucked at my footsteps, and water dripped from twisted green trees so covered in moss they appeared sheathed in slime. Mist coiled around the exposed roots or pooled in sunken areas, hiding what lay beneath, and every so often there was a splash in the still waters farther out, reminding us that we were not alone. As its name suggested, bones were scattered throughout the marsh, jutting out of the mud, half-hidden in tangles of weeds or shimmering beneath the surface of the water, bleached and white. This was a dangerous part of the wyldwood, more so than most—not because of the catoblepas and the jabberwocks and other monsters that called the dark swamp their home, but because of the resident who lived somewhere deep within the marsh.

The one we were going to see.

Something flew past my head from behind, barely missing me, and spattered against a trunk a few feet away. Stopping beneath the tree, I turned and glared at my companion, silently daring him to do that again.

"Oh, hey, it lives!" Robin Goodfellow threw up his muddy hands in mock celebration. "I was afraid it had become a zombie or something." He crossed his arms and smirked at me, mud streaking his red hair and speckling his pointed face. "Did you hear me, ice-boy? I've been yelling at you for some time now."

"Yes," I said, repressing a sigh. "I heard you. I think the jabberwocks on the other side of the swamp heard you."

"Oh, good! Maybe if we fight a couple you'll start paying attention to me!" Puck matched my glare before gesturing around at the swamp. "This is crazy," he exclaimed. "How do we even know he's here? The Bone Marsh isn't exactly on my list of favorite vacation getaways, prince. You sure your contact knew what he was talking about? If this turns out to be another false lead I might turn that phouka into a pair of gloves."

"I thought you wanted an adventure," I said, just to annoy him. Puck snorted.

"Oh sure, don't get me wrong. I'm all for tromping to all five corners of the Nevernever, getting chased by angry Summer Queens, sneaking into an ogre's basement, fighting giant spiders, playing hide-and-seek with a cranky dragon—good times." He shook his head, and his eyes gleamed, reliving fond memories. "But this is like the sixth place we've come to look for that wretched cat, and if he isn't here I'm almost afraid of where we're going next."

"You don't have to be here," I told him. "Leave if you want. I'm not stopping you."

"Nice try, prince." Puck crossed his arms and smiled. "But you're not getting rid of me that easily."

"Then let's keep moving." It was getting dark, and his constant chattering was getting on my nerves. Joking aside, I did not want to attract the attention of a hungry jabberwock and have to fight it in the middle of the swamp.

"Oh, fine," Puck sighed, tromping along behind me. "But if he's not here, I refuse to go to the Spider Queen's palace with you, ice-boy. That's where I draw the line."

My name, my full, True Name, is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn, and I am the last son of the Unseelie Court.

There were three of us at one time, all princes of Winter, myself and my brothers, Sage and Rowan. I never knew my sire, never cared to know him, nor did my siblings ever speak of him. I wasn't even positive we shared the same sire, but it didn't matter. In the Unseelie Court, Mab was the sole ruler, the one and only queen. Handsome fey and even wayward mortals she might take to her bed, but Mab shared her throne with no one.

We were never close, my brothers and I. As princes of Winter, we grew up in a world of violence and dark politics. Our queen encouraged this, favoring the son who earned her good graces while punishing the others. We used each other, played vicious games against one another, but we were all loyal to our court and our queen. Or so I'd thought.

There is a reason the Winter Court freezes out their emotions, why feelings are considered a weakness and a folly among the Unseelie fey. Emotion corrupts the senses, makes them weak, makes them disloyal to kith and court. Jealousy was a dark, dangerous passion that ate at my brother Rowan until he did the unthinkable and turned on his court, betraying us to our enemies. Sage, my eldest sibling, fell to Rowan's treachery, and he was only the first. In a bid for power, Rowan sided with our greatest enemies, the Iron fey, helping their king nearly destroy the Nevernever. I killed Rowan in the end, avenging Sage and the rest of my kin, but retribution cannot bring either of them back. It's only me now. I am the last, the only remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court.

And I'm already dead to her.

Rowan was not the only one to succumb to emotion and passion. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl. A girl named Meghan Chase, the half-human daughter of our ancient rival, the Summer King. Fate brought us together, and despite everything I did to shield my emotions, despite the laws of our people and the war with the Iron fey and the threat of eternal banishment from my home, I still found myself falling for her. Our paths were woven together, our fates intertwined, and before the last battle I swore I would follow her to the end of the world, to protect her from all threats, including my own kin, and to die for her if called to do so. I became her knight, and would have gladly served this girl, this mortal who had captured my heart, until the last breath left my body.

But Fate is a cruel mistress, and in the end, our paths were forced apart, as I'd feared they would be. Meghan became the Iron Queen, as was her destiny, and took the throne in the kingdom of the Iron fey. A place I could not follow, not as I am—a faery creature whose essence weakens and burns at the touch of iron. Meghan herself exiled me from the lands of the Iron fey, knowing that staying would kill me, knowing I would try anyway. But before I left, I swore an oath that I would find a way to return, that someday we would be together, and nothing would separate us again. Mab tried to convince me to return to the Winter Court—I was her only prince now, and it was my duty to come home—but I bluntly stated that I was no longer part of the Unseelie Court, that my service to her and Winter was at an end.

There is nothing more terrible than a spurned faery queen, particularly if you defy her a second time. I escaped the Winter Court with my life intact, but just barely, and I won't be returning anytime soon. Regardless, I feel little regret at turning my back on my queen, my kith and my home. That part of my life is done. My loyalty—and my heart—belongs to another queen now.

I promised I'd find a way for us to be together. I intend to keep that promise. Even if it means trekking through a sprawling, deadly marsh in search of a rumor. Even if it means putting up with my fiercest and most annoying rival, Robin Goodfellow, who—despite all his attempts to hide it—is in love with my queen as well. I don't know why I haven't killed him yet. Maybe because Puck is Meghan's closest friend, and she would mourn him terribly if he were gone (though I can't understand why). Or, maybe, deep down, I'm tired of being alone.

In any case, it matters little. With every ruin we search, every dragon we slay, or every rumor we unearth, I'm one step closer to my goal. Even if it takes a hundred years, I will be with her in the end. Another piece of the puzzle lurks somewhere in this dreary swampland. The only difficulty lies in finding it.

Thankfully, despite Puck's constant griping and complaining, the jabberwocks decided not to see what the racket was about and come stalking through the marsh to find us. That was just as well, because it took nearly the whole night to find what we were looking for.

At the edge of a scummy pond stood a house, faded and gray like everything else. A picket fence made of bleached white bones surrounded it, naked skulls topping the posts, and a few scraggly chickens milled about in what passed as a yard. The hut was old and wooden, creaking faintly though there was no wind. The most unusual thing, however, wasn't the house itself, but what held it up. It stood on a pair of massive bird legs, gnarled and yellow, blunt talons digging into the mud. The legs were crouched low, as if sleeping, but every so often they shifted restlessly, causing the whole house to shudder and groan.

"We're heeeeere," Puck sang softly. "And can I say that the old gal hasn't gotten any less creepy than when I saw her last."

I narrowed my eyes at him. "Just shut up and let me do the talking this time. It was bad enough when you insulted the centaur chief."

"All I suggested was that we could've used a ride out of the meadow. I didn't mean from him"

Sighing, I opened the bone gate and crossed the weed-choked yard, scattering chickens in front of me. Before we reached the steps, however, the door creaked open and an old woman emerged from the darkened interior. Tangled white hair framed a lined, wrinkled face, and sharp black eyes peered out at us, bright and gleaming. In one gnarled hand she held a basket, in the other a butcher knife, stained with the blood of many victims.

I stopped at the foot of the stairs, wary and alert. Old as she appeared, the witch of this house was powerful and unpredictable. If Puck said something stupid or accidentally insulted her, it would be vastly annoying if we had to fight our way out.

"Well," the witch said, curling bloodless lips to smile at us. Crooked yellow teeth flashed in the light like jagged bits of bone. "What do we have here? Two handsome faery boys, come to visit a poor old woman. And if my eyes don't deceive me, that's Robin Goodfellow I see before me. The last I saw of you, you stole my broom and tied my house's legs so it fell over when we tried to catch you!"

I repressed another sigh. This wasn't starting well. I should've known Puck had already done something to earn her wrath. But at the same time, I had to fight the urge to smile, to laugh at such a ridiculous thought, the house falling on its face in the mud because the Great Prankster had tied its feet together.

I kept my expression neutral, as it was obvious the witch was not amused in the slightest. "What do you have to say for yourself, villain?" she continued, shaking her butcher knife at Puck, who ducked behind me in a pathetic attempt to hide, though I could hear him trying to muffle his laughter. "Do you know how long it took me to repair my home? And then you have the gall, the absolute gall, to leave my broom at the edge of the forest, just to prove you could take it. I've half a mind to stick you in the pot and feed you to my chickens!"

"I apologize for him," I said quickly, and those sharp black eyes suddenly turned on me. I held myself tall, unafraid but still polite, lest she lump me together with the buffoon at my back. "Excuse this intrusion, old mother," I continued formally. "I am Ash of the Unseelie Court. And I need your help, if you would hear me."

The witch blinked. "Such manners. You were not raised in a barn like that one, I see." She stabbed her knife in Puck's direction, wrinkling her long nose. "And I know who you are, son of Mab. What would you have of me? Be quick about it."

"We're looking for someone," I said. "He was rumored to be traveling through here, through the Bone Marsh. We thought you might know where he is."

"Oh?" The witch cocked her head, giving me a scrutinizing look. "And what makes you think I know where this person is?"

"Not a person," I corrected. "A cat. A cait sith. In some tales he's known as Grimalkin. And in some tales he's been rumored to keep company with a powerful witch out in the swamps, whose house stands on chicken legs in a fence made of bones."

"I see," said the witch, though her face and voice remained expressionless. "Well, I admire your tenacity, young prince. Grimalkin is not easy to find in the best of times. You must have come very far to seek him out." She peered closely at me, narrowing her eyes. "And this is not the first place you have searched. I can see it on your face. Why, I wonder? Why does he come so far? What is it that he desires so badly, to risk the ire of the Bone Witch? What is it you want, Ash of the Winter Court?"

"Would you believe the cat owes him money?" Puck's voice came from behind my shoulder, making me wince. The witch scowled at him.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Stunning ending to a favorite series

    What a stunning end to one of my favorite series. The Iron Knight does not only end the series beautifully, but has twists and turns you will never see coming.

    The Iron Knight leaves us right where The Iron Daughter ended, and this is Ash's story. He has sworn to Megan that he will find a way back to her. With the help of his old pals Puck, Grimalkin, and others, Ash seeks out a way to become Mortal so that he can be where his heart is... which is with the queen of the Iron Court aka. Megan. The journey turns out to be nothing like he imagined and in the end will sacrificing everything be worth it? Soulless banished. But never forgotten.

    If you've talked to me or have seen my thoughts before, you know that The Iron Fey is one of my favorite series. I love every aspect of it. At the end of The Iron Queen my heart would have been torn in two, but I knew The Iron Knight was coming out. The Iron Knight has multiple twist for readers, and parts where you will most certainly want to pull your hair out. I believe at one part, I had to re-read a sentence about ten times and then managed to yell 'YOU WITCH!' (except I used the big girl word ;)).

    This story has the laughs you've always loved, the suspense that keeps you turning that pages, jaw-dropping moments, morals like you cannot imagine, and all together a beautifully crafted series finale. If you haven't already fallen in love with the characters of this series, you most certainly will with this one. It is easy to say I love Ash and Puck more than ever.

    I am SO happy with how this story and the series ended. *Super hugs!*. Julie wrapped everything up, sealed the box tight and put a beautiful bow on top.

    A few final notes... The past is the past, and there is a reason that it's the past and not your present, so leave it in the past and continue your life how it is supposed to be. Next, your true friends will always be there for you and it is ALWAYS okay to ask for help when you need it. Finally, if you love something enough, if you love something so much that it is your heart and soul, there is never a sacrifice that is too great.

    And I leave you with this... "If I have to chase your soul to the ends of eternity, I won't stop until I find you, I promise."

    40 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    Recommended Read

    You know those rare, beautiful books that you find where you start reading and you don't come up for air until you've turned the last page? Then, for days you are still thinking about the characters, wondering what happened to them? This is one of them. From the first paragraph I was hooked. The Iron Queen immediately draws you in and has you caring about the characters, even if you've never read the other books in the series.

    Meghan Chase is a half-human/half-faery teenager. Her father is the Summer King of the Faery Realm, her best friend is Puck, her mentor - a faery cat named Grim and her boyfriend, Ash, is the Winter Prince. Meghan and Ash have been exiled from the Nevernever for refusing to renounce their love for one another. Unfortunately, there is another part of the Faery Realm...the Iron Realm. Meghan has already defeated one Iron King but there is another False King that has taken his place and he has sent his Iron Fey in search of Meghan. With the Iron Fey after them there can be no peace in the human world and with the Iron Realm taking over the Faery Realm, Meghan must return to fight yet another Iron King. But will defeating him be enough?

    Ms. Kagawa paints a vivid picture of the Nevernever, the Iron Realm and the creatures that inhabit it. You find yourself drawn into her world and living the story. The magic in the book is a lot of fun and fits each character perfectly. The lead characters are very compelling and well developed as individuals. There are elements of the story that touch on other well-known myths or stories, such as Titania, Oberon and Puck, the trickster which makes it a lot of fun if you are familiar with these. She also adds her own fun things, like (without saying too much) the gliders. We get to see all the range of emotions that each of these characters go through and you find yourself feeling them in turn and rooting for them.

    I love the underlying messages of these books. The Faery Realm exists because of magic and imagination, people's beliefs in things they can't see. The Iron Realm exists because of progress and technology. But the Iron Realm is taking over the Faery Realm and if something isn't done, it may disappear. We need more magic and imagination!

    This book is the third in a series and is a stand alone book. Without having ever read either of the first two, you will be able to follow the plot easily and by the end you will be heading to your bookstore to find the first two. I know I did! Now I need to find out when the next book, The Iron Knight, is coming out. I'll be counting the days. Give yourself a treat and go buy this book. I guarantee you won't regret it and it will end up on your keeper shelf.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    13 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2011

    More books

    On her agents website, she has deals for a 5,6 and 7 th book in the iron fey series along with her new series about megans brother.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

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    great

    I loved reading this. Very good plot, great characters. I stayed up late to finish it

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

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    Amazing!!

    The fourth book in the Iron Fey series is told from the perspective of Ash, who has been released from his vow of knighthood by Meghan. Determined to find a way back to the iron realm, he travels to the end of the world to earn a soul and become mortal.

    Before I can get into this book, I have to say a few words about this entire series. I have always been cautious about the fantasy genre because it seems to easy to slip from Tolkien to the ridiculous. This series is everything that is right about a young adult fantasy series. I really think that it should be called YA crossover, because the appeal goes far beyond the teen audience. It is well written, very well researched and completely engrossing. In the first three books, we read about Meghan's journey, which is the hero's (or heroine's) journey structured so perfectly it's as if Joseph Campbell himself had conceived it. I read all four book in two days and enjoyed every word.

    The Iron Knight picks up after Prince Ash has been released from his vow of knighthood and leaves Meghan in the iron realm, where he cannot stay. In order to withstand the iron that will kill ordinary Fey, he must become mortal. To become mortal, he must have a soul. As with any great quest, he has his loyal frenemy, Puck, and Grim, of course. Some new and very interesting characters are added to the mix, but I won't ruin it by telling you who they are. His journey towards a soul is painful and facing mortality is harder, both physically and emotionally, than he ever imagined. As with the first three books, you are sucked into the world that Julie Kagawa has created and are very disappointed when you have to leave. The whole series earns 5 stars and I recommend it for readers of all ages.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

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    A beautiful, fitting end to a wonderful series

    This book was simply beautiful. I had not read any of the Iron Fey series until I heard about this one and then I went through the whole, wonderful series in less than a month. After the ending of The Iron Queen left me sighing I was so glad that I had this one on my computer, just waiting for me. I read it in a single afternoon, reveling in every page of heartbreaking tragedy and irrepressible joy. This is a perfect ending to a perfect series.


    This book is all about Ashallayn' darkmyr Tallyn, the darkly handsome, dangerous prince of the Winter Fey. Did you ever want to know more about his life before he fell in love? Or how he truly felt about Ariella and how he feels now about Meghan? I was always on Team Ash, despite Puck's devious attempts to steal my heart, and this book made me love him even more. He has done terrible things in the past, things that were hinted about before but were never fully revealed, but he overcame his ruthless nature and upbringing because of the love of two young women. In this book, he is tempted and tested in every possible way until everything he thought he was is stripped away. It was nearly painful to watch at times, but oh how wonderful were the results...


    The Iron Knight focuses a lot on the characters and their interactions. Puck and Ash, longtime friends and arch-enemies, have such a wonderful and complex relationship. They go from trying to kill each other to saving one another. Puck would get on anyone's last nerve and I completely understand the impulse to slice that grin off his face, so it was a lot of fun to watch the tension and, surprisingly, the trust between them. Despite everything, they know that they can count on each other completely.


    Meghan is only barely featured in this book, and at times it seems hopeless that Ash will ever see her again. This, combined with the surprise introduction of a new player, leads to a whole new level of emotional pain for Ash. Even with Meghan off-page, the romance in The Iron Knight is wonderful.


    I love the world of the Iron Fey series. The Fey are deadly and beautiful, just the way I always imagine them. No sparkly Tinkerbells here. Nothing is done for nothing and make promises at your peril. I can practically see the creatures of the wyldwood peeking through the leaves, watching for you to make a mistake.


    As an ending to my review, I would like to add a chuckle for the fun little interview attached to the end of the book and a virtual smack on the head for Puck because he got that song stuck in my head.


    I would recommend this novel to lovers of fantasy, epic romance, sacrifice and wonderful characters. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    I luved this book!!!!!

    This book was amazing... TEAM PUCK 4EVER

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Amazing ending for an amazing series

    Okay I hated this book, actually wait only joking I loved it, the only problem with it is that's it's the last one so no more Ash, Puck, Meghan, Grim... I'm going to miss them soo much *cries*

    Anyway on to the review.

    After the third book Meghan is now the Iron Queen and in order to be able to be with her, former Prince Ash of the winter court must earn a soul, and that is not an easy quest (believe me...) acompanied by his friend/enemy Robin Goodfellow (otherwise known as Puck), Grim and other "friends" from Ash's past, they will embarck on a journey towards the end of the world (literally) And pass some really hard tests.

    This book was heartbreaking I was in tears by the end of it, I felt really sorry for Ash at some points, Grim as usual put the humor in every situation (where can I get a cat like that??) and seems unconcerned by anything happening around him and Puck is the best friend we all want to have (Cross that I'd rather have him as something else^^) and a thorn in the fey's side.

    So yes I highly reccomend this book and this series :)

    Some of my favorite quotes from this book:

    "He bared his fangs at me. “Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all .”

    "Stairs.” He grimaced. “I swear there must be like some secret code. All mysterious ancient temples must have a minimum of at least seven thousand steps to the front door."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

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    Parents and Teachers Beware: For Over 17. Contains Graphic Sex and Above Average Foul Language

    The Iron Fey series is not for teens. The only teen issue in there was the MC was a 16 year old girl. She's not even present in Iron Knight. I enjoy faery novels, and my friend lend me her copy of Iron King and Iron Knight. While I enjoy parts of it as an adult, I cannot recommend this series to teenagers under 17. The way this series is written, you would think fey creatures swore all the time, and it is alright to drop the f-bomb and sexual parts of the body in everyday language. I don't know how any responsible adult can recommend this series. Out of peer pressure? I know how hyped up this series was, but it falls short of my expectations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Very efficient read for those with a deep mind span.

    Very likely to be interestining to those with a deep mind span.
    To me it wasn't the best book ever though. Wasn't quite as vulnerable as the previous books. To mind-boggling for my taste. My attention span became short with this book. To expansive and lengthy to be interesting. But thats just my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Bittersweet

    I didn't fly through this book same as I did with the other books in the series simply because I knew it was the end and it made me sad. I loved this book-it was from Ash's POV instead of Meghan's so it took a little getting used to, but there were many surprises, it was beautifully written and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Amazing

    Truely, the best finish to a series that I have ever read. Phenominal book. If you havent read it, you havent lived!

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    THE IRON KNIGHT is a magical & mythical read with glamorous and unforgettable characters around the heart-melting ice prince, cheeky Robin Goodfellow and the tough iron queen.

    THE REVIEW

    “My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl.”

    Guess who is talking?

    “I was Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn, son of Mab, former prince of the Unseelie Court, and I was not afraid of a witch on a broom.”

    Exactly! Our favourite ice prince, Ash. And we are lucky enough to name him our narrator, too. It is unusual that the first three books were narrated by Meghan and the 4th and last instalment in the THE IRON FEY series is told from Ash’s point of view. Nevertheless it is awesome to finally be inside his head and know what’s in his heart. Ash always felt like a withdrawn character to me with inscrutable thoughts and feelings. Now that we get to slip into his head I love him even more than before. Ash’s story is definitely one that deserves to be shown on the big screen one day!

    Ash is so strong on the outside, in THE IRON KNIGHT we see him as emotional and vulnerable as never before. He has to sort out his friendship with Robin Goodfellow, the feelings for his lost love Ariella that somehow still seem to be a part of his present emotional life and to find a way to be with his queen Meghan.

    From all four books in this series this one seems like the book which had the most powerful spell on me. Numerous references to popular fairy tales and encounters with mythical or just miraculous, creepy or strange creatures, supported by the excellent and creative writing by Julie Kagawa, fuelled my imagination and made THE IRON KNIGHT such an awesome read.

    As this last part of Ash and Meghan’s story is told from Ash’s perspective and his probably grandest quest is the centre of attention in THE IRON KNIGHT, we don’t really get to read about what’s happening to Meghan during that time. That fact didn’t bother me at all, because Ash’s story is probably much more exciting than hers in this part of THE IRON FEY series.

    Our friends Ash, Puck, Grimalkin and two other very special fellow travellers are great together. They are on a constant travel, come through so many different areas and visit numerous new cities and characters that the story never even gives you the slightest chance to rest. The settings and little adventures our group experiences were definitely to my like. I love everything about this book. The witty, funny and teasing verbal duels as the dark and dangerous obstacles a love has to overcome are what make this story such an extraordinarily grand read.


    THE VERDICT

    5/5 ***** THE IRON KNIGHT is a magical & mythical read with glamorous and unforgettable characters around the heart-melting ice prince, cheeky Robin Goodfellow and the tough iron queen.

    Adventures of epic proportions and the journey to the depth of your heart await all fans of prince Ash and his friends!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Amazing!

    A absolutly stunning end the series! To my nook friends get this series! I started it wednesday and finished the series saturday i couldnt put it down! Best series ever!!!!!!!! I love you ash! The first book is the iron king read them in order or u will be hoplessly confused

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    A great read!

    I enjoyed reading this book. Especially from the 2 young mens point of view. All the reads from this author have been most enjoyable and I look forward to reading more! And I'm not a young adult.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    The Iron Knight By: Julie Kagawa Stars: five. Review title: The

    The Iron Knight
    By: Julie Kagawa
    Stars: five.
    Review title: The Iron Knight.
    This book is truthfully the best Action/Fantasy/ Romance book you and me alike have ever read.




     The Iron Knight is the fourth (and last) book of The Iron Fey series. Unlike the other books in this series this book is narrated by the one and only prince Ash, finally  giving readers a look into his mind. 




    In  this book Ash is on a quest to the end of the Nevernever, a quest to get a soul. Why would a might fey prince want to be a mere mortal you may ask. To  be with his love, Meghan the Iron Queen. Because as you may know normal fey are deadly allergic to Iron.




    On this mighty quest Ash is Joined by (my favorite character in the series) puck or also known as the infamous Robin Goodfellow (you may know him from shakespeare's a midsummer night’s dream) and Grimalkin a Cait Sith. Along a Seer and Even the hunter or also known as (by humans) the big bad wolf.  




    The main question you ask yourself throughout this action packed book is ‘Will he make it? Will Ash and meghan finally be together?’ Well that's something you'll have to find out. This book overall is one of my favorite books and definitely my favorite out of the series. This book is a page Turner for girls and boys alike, with action and romance in the perfect combo. Truthfully I love this book, and I think you might to. 

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  • Posted March 23, 2012

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    This was a really good series. The author takes each of the mai

    This was a really good series. The author takes each of the main characters on a journey through Nevernever and its most horrific places. This somewhat makes the story individual but yet tied together. Puck and Meghan are the 1st book, 2 becomes Meghan and Ash, 3 brings all three main characters together. The 4th book takes Ash a a journey of self discovery to find his way back home to be with Meghan. The trials endures with his comrades is quite commendable and his determination unwavering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Iron knight

    I loved this book i was so upset when the ending of the iron queen left Ash and Meghan apart so i was extreamly happy when i found this. it was an amazing book but i like Meghan's point of view better cause shes so emotinal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Yeah!

    Puck is awesome but i hated Ash for some reason

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2011

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    WOW! Iron Knight Rules!

    Ok amazing book and I know this sounds silly but if you have read or are considering reading this series you should look up the song hand of sorrow by within temptation it is the perfect "theme song" for this. Anyway great wrap up for a great series love triangles and all!

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