The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex Series #3)

The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex Series #3)

4.0 2
by Caitlin Kittredge
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

…  See more details below

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.

Editorial Reviews

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)
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

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385738330
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/12/2013
Series:
Iron Codex Series, #3
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
676,930
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Mirrored Shard: The Iron Codex Book Three 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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."