The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north. But getting to the Deadlands is something that Aoife can't do on her own. And if she can find a way there, Tremaine would surely never allow it. He has sworn to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the fairie home of her mother, Nerissa. But Aoife is determined to find her way out. And she has no trouble if that means she has to kill Tremain and ...
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The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex Series #3)

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Overview

Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north. But getting to the Deadlands is something that Aoife can't do on her own. And if she can find a way there, Tremaine would surely never allow it. He has sworn to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the fairie home of her mother, Nerissa. But Aoife is determined to find her way out. And she has no trouble if that means she has to kill Tremain and his queen to do it.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this conclusion to the series, Aoife Grayson is stuck in Thorn Land, which is populated by the Fae. The teen is destined to be the Gateminder, a person with the gift of creating "Gates" to other realms, but she is mired in a deep emotional hole of guilt. Aoife blames herself for her boyfriend, Dean, being stuck in "Deadland" and opening a Gate that plunges the world into an epidemic. It takes a couple of chapters for her to get a grip and for the plot to get going. However, once the action does pick up, Aoife's primary focus is on rescuing Dean while saving the world from an apocalyptic ending brought about by the "Old Ones," with reconciling with her family coming in at a distant second. Readers who enjoyed the details of the earlier books will find this final title more streamlined. The previous novels also have more steampunk elements in them; this installment, in contrast, leans more toward dark fantasy. On her journey, Aoife shows maturity and learns to put others' needs before her own. The various plotlines all come together in the end, but with the Old Ones' threat to return, Kittredge creates an open ending, leaving room for spinoffs. Purchase where the other volumes are popular.—Sabrina Carnesi, Crittenden Middle School, Newport News, VA
Kirkus Reviews
Aoife finally gets some sense, and the series ends. The third and presumably final volume of the Iron Codex series (billed as a trilogy but with an open ending) sees, in the final pages, a slight maturation of selfish, generally unlikable heroine Aoife. It may be too little too late, coming as it does after another stubborn journey in which she pretends her own foolish actions didn't ensure the destruction of the world and instead turns her magical powers and remarkable perseverance (her one redeeming trait) to trying to rescue her bad-boy boyfriend from the Deadlands, since a previous foolish action of hers got him killed. Secondary characters seem to exist only to get Aoife out of trouble, as when Cal and Conrad rescue her from Alcatraz. The narrative is full of directly contradictory characterization and statements (starting with Aoife's freeing of Draven, right through to the way the Deadlands is described as cold and then hot and then cold). Even fans may find the episodic action doesn't hold their attention, since most of it doesn't seem driven by anything other than plot requirements, but completists and those who really care whether or not Aoife can rescue Dean from death will be glad to have their questions answered. Everyone else, don't bother. (Steampunk/fantasy. 12 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375985706
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: Iron Codex Series , #3
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 304,287
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

CAITLIN KITTREDGE is the author of the Nocturne City series and the Black London adventures for St. Martin's Press. She lives and writes in Massachusetts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Firesteel to Owlfur

    "Seeing his mate lying on the ground, he lifted er onto his back and carrie her back to the camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Moonscar

    Charges in. "Oh, my word! Owlfur, what have you done?" Quickly, she scoops up the shards in her neck pouch and sprints off to find Goldthunder. "I have to get these sowhere safe, NOW."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    Owlfur

    She padded in. She looks around to make sure no one was watching and came to a spot. She dug it up and grabbed something with her mouth. She dropped it and pawed the dirt away. Her shard. She hadnt lost it in the battle but chose to bury it afterwards. Other shards were in there but she doesnt remember burying them. They were the other members shards. She felt herself began to feel dizzy and passed out.

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    Posted September 22, 2013

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