THE IRON KNIGHT
Iron Fey #4
Author: Julie Kagawa
*I received this ARC copy free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn.
I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.
My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
Just when I thought the story ended with The Iron Queen, author Julie Kagawa surprised her fans with a story to help ease our Ash addiction with The Iron Knight. With the conclusion in The Iron Queen, fans of Ash and Meghan were left hoping for one more chance at a future for the two. Well, the author did not disappoint with The Iron Knight.
I will start off by saying that The Iron Knight does take a bit of time to get into. It starts rather slowly – even with Puck and his rambunctious ways – and takes a few chapters to really start enjoying the story. Ash and Puck are on a journey to find the End of the World. If Ash can succeed in finding it, he might have a chance at passing the final test called The Gauntlet to earn a human soul. With a human soul, Ash would be able to fulfill his promise to Meghan of finding a way to be together again and living within the Iron Kingdom.
Along the way, we also get some familiar faces to keep us going. Of course Grimalkin the cat is there to help keep their minds thinking and to just be a pain in the butt whenever he can. They also meet up with the Big Bad Wolf — yes that Big Bad Wolf — to help as well with the journey. With a surprise character joining the fold as well, Ash finds himself second guessing his strength and decision on finding a way to receive a human soul.
What I enjoyed the most about this book was the way they author gave the readers a conclusion worthy of fairytale legends. There were obstacles thrown at the characters that are overcome, futures that can be changed, and past issues that are finally laid to rest. Above all else, the author finally gives the readers of the series an ending that is truly called a Happily Ever After.
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS