The Iron Knight

Title: The Iron Knight

SubTitle:Book 4 in the Iron Fey Series



Pub Date: 25 October 2011

ISBN: 9780373210367

Author: Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight is the final installment of the Iron Fey series. A series that I had a pleasure to read a couple of month before the release of Iron Knight. Truth be told, I was rather reluctant to start reading the Iron Fey Series as it’s written in the character’s point of view, a style of writing that I always have difficulties to grasps. I am not usually comfortable reading that sort point of view, but the Iron Fey series is so amazing and incredible that I can easily overlook the issue.

I’ve been anxiously anticipating the release of The Iron Knight for quite some time now, and so when I saw it’s available as an ARC in Netgalley, I couldn’t help but request it despite the fact that I still have a lot of pending reviews.

The Iron Knight does not disappoint. It’s all I can ask for in a fantasy. It’s romantic, unpredictable and not to mention, rather bittersweet. Unlike it’s predecessors, The Iron Knight have a wonderful ending, and provides a closure for the main character, Megan and Ash. I was really satisfied, though I wish that the author indulges us more with the ending.

Reading Iron Knight makes me think alot. It makes me wonder how far we should go to keep a promise that we made to our loved ones? And I wonder how far we should go in sacrificing ourselves for the love of our lives? This book makes me feel that sometimes, things can change so much that we fail to recognize the fact that even friends can be the most dangerous enemy.

Nevertheless, the Iron Knight is a wonderful read. Definitely a keeper for fantasy lovers. I feel rather melancholic by the time I finished reading. I feel as if I’m saying goodbye to my best friends. I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars, and while this book can be read as a standalone, I suggest the readers to read the other books in this series to gain more understanding on the characters’ decisions and whatnot.

I received an ARC of this book from Harlequin publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book, and I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.

Book description:

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.

To cold, emotionless 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 solemn 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. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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