Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight
By Julie Kagawa
To be Published: October 25, 2011
Published by: Harlequin
Summary from Goodreads.com:
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.
Wow, this book blew me away! I am a big fan of the Iron fey series, so when I saw this book was up on Net Galley- I pounced! Julie Kagawa just keeps getting better with every book she writes! I thought I would have issue with the last book being narrated by Ash instead of Meghan, but I absolutely loved it! I loved getting a chance to "get into Ash's head." The story was action- packed fun, with constant bantering between Puck, Ash, and their traveling mates. I say traveling mates because Ash and Puck had MANY surprises on their way to finding Ash a mortal soul. I don't want to spoil any of it (mainly because I want you to shriek at the book like I did).
What an astounding ending for such a fantastic series.
The only negative part to this book? It is the end of the Iron Fey series. I really would like to start a petition to make this series go on forever. If you have not read the Iron Fey series yet- what is wrong with you? Go put down your book and read the series!
If I rated books- on a scale of five, this book is a ten!