Friday, October 7, 2011

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)

The Iron Knight
Title: The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Rating: 5/5
SummaryAsh, 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: Is there any way I can give more stars? The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) was such an anticipated book for me as well as to so many others that have fallen deeply in love with the world in which Julie Kagawa has so artfully created. Her brilliance shines once again in this final installment of the Iron Fey series. The question that lingers on all of our minds, will Ash and Meghan finally get their HEA? (Happily Ever After). I completely and utterly fell in love with Ash, more than ever before as I took this “quest to earn a soul” with him as well as a few of the other characters we have grown to love in the Iron Fey. There are obstacles they will face and losses they will mourn. This is the quest of all quests that will challenge loyalties and friendships, but above all, a real true love. 
I was emotionally attached to this series from the get-go and hoped it would never end. Sadly, all good things must come to an end. This treasure of a book is one you want to take your time with and indulge in every moment and take it all in.  Now stop. Look at the cover. Look at something else. Look at the cover again. Smile and sigh. Hehehehehe do the giddy laugh with me. We're both thinking the same thing right? :)

1 comment:

  1. The ending of the book is touching and ultimately changed my mind forever about which team I was on (Go Ash!). Although, I do love Puck and wish he would find happiness in love, too.