The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa: Early review

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
ebook 386 pages
Review by Amber R
To see Amber I's Review Click HERE

From Goodreads:

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.

My Thoughts:
This was an extremely fitting end to this spectacular series. I've been done reading this book for a few days but I needed time to process everything that happened. I'd like to say that I picked up the first three books at Walmart when I was particularly desperate for something new to read. I can't be happier that I did. 

I don't really want to give anything away that happens so this review might be really vague. This was such a good book. Ash is on the hunt for a soul. Puck and Grimalkin are with him. I have to say that I love Ash and Puck's relationship. Ash wants to be so mad at him because of everything that happened with Ariella and because they're from opposite courts. However, it's really hard for him too because truly Puck is the only friend Ash has. 

Ash is so unbelievably honor bound. I think it is ridiculous that he feels that he has to kill Puck because Ariella died a hundred years ago. I think it's ridiculous that he feels like he has to go on this journey for Meghan. I think that there is a time and a place to honor the promises or vows that you make. Obviously the vow he made to kill Puck because of the Ariella situation is not one he should feel indebted to honor. Why? Because he doesn't really want too. 
There are some definite obstacles for him in this journey for a soul. There are several tests that he finds himself in along the way. At least one is a huge twist to the story line and threw me for a loop. I was questioning on whether or not he should even complete the quest. No lie. And I loved Ash and Meghan together. 

I really loved the ending. Everything got tied together very nicely. There really is so much to say about this book but I don't want to give anything away. Please be on the lookout for it when it comes out. It really is an excellent finish to an excellent series. 

To see Amber I's Review Click HERE


  1. I just finished reading this book and loved it so much!! I thought it was just wonderful and I loved Ash's POV and his relationship with Puck my review will be up soon. Great review!

  2. I just finished ths book last week. It's fabulous. I love Ash. Thanks for the review.

  3. Wonderful review! I just read the Iron Knight on netalley and absolutely loved it! Here's my review:

  4. Awesome to learn about the series. I would really like to read them.


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