This title will be released on October 25, 2011

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

I fell in love with Prince Ash of The Unseelie Court early on in The Iron Fey series! I have always been and always will be a flag bearing, card carrying member of Team Ash. What I did not realize at the time was that even though I thought I knew Ash I did not know him at all.

The Iron Knight begins our journey of discovery! A discovery of the true dark nature of the Fey and what it truly means to be a human. Through the endless trials and quests we also finally begin to understand Ash in ways we never knew him before.

Julie Kagawa is a gamer as well as an author and reader and as such she has a more finely tuned imagination than many authors, along with the ability to direct quests and battle scenes that captivate her audience and leave me on the edge of my seat the entire book length. Fans of Changeling the Dreaming might recognize this world and enjoy the books even more for it. I personally got into Changeling from reading Julie Kagawa's books. I even modelled a very succesful character after some of Ash's awesome traits.

The Iron Knight could almost be a stand alone book in it's independence from the rest of The Iron Fey series and I finally understand Julie Kagawa's insistence that The Iron Queen was the final of that saga. Do not misunderstand me on this though. My reading experience was far richer for the knowledge I carried with me. It helped me understand the dillemas he faced and the pain he carried with him. No stone in Ash's past is left unturned in this story and there will be some surprises in store for readers. Surprises that will bring the full poignancy, sorrow and regret of his past to fruition.

Above all The Iron Knight is a true fairy tale and it holds all the beautiful imagery, adventures and whimical elements of any one of the classics we all know and love. This fairy tale will keep these characters alive for many more years thanks to Julie Kagawa. Puck, Wolf and even Grim have much to thank her for.


1 comments:

Excellent character development and story. Julie Kagawa finds new ways to keep the reader engaged and the plot moving. If I wasn't before, The Iron Knight would have made me a Julie Kagawa fan.

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