SubTitle: Book 4 in the Iron Fey Series
Pub Date: 10/25/2011
Author: Julie Kagawa
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 REVIEW: Finally the long awaited The Iron Knight, book 4 also the last book of the Iron Fey series is available in Net Galley. And being a big fan of The Iron Fey series, I request it straight away. :) Gorgeously crafted with such a unique writing style, I have only one word to summarize how I feel about The Iron Knight: excellence.
What a stunning end to one of my favorite series. The Iron Knight does not only end the series beautifully, but has twists and turns you will never see coming.
The Iron Knight leaves us right where The Iron Daughter ended, and this is Ash's story. He has sworn to Megan that he will find a way back to her. With the help of his old pals Puck, Grimalkin, and others, Ash seeks out a way to become Mortal so that he can be where his heart is... which is with the queen of the Iron Court aka. Megan. The journey turns out to be nothing like he imagined and in the end will sacrificing everything be worth it? Soulless banished. But never forgotten.
The Iron Knight has multiple twist for readers, and parts where you will most certainly want to pull your hair out. I believe at one part, I had to re-read a sentence about ten times and then managed to yell 'YOU WITCH!' (except I used the big girl word ;)).
This story has the laughs you've always loved, the suspense that keeps you turning that pages, jaw-dropping moments, morals like you cannot imagine, and all together a beautifully crafted series finale. If you haven't already fallen in love with the characters of this series, you most certainly will with this one. It is easy to say I love Ash and Puck more than ever.
I am SO happy with how this story and the series ended. Julie wrapped everything up, sealed the box tight and put a beautiful bow on top.a fabulous book! a must read if you are a true blue Iron fey fan, and to be totally honest i'm a bit sad that the series has come to an end, but i am glad it is a happy ending, and reading this one is such a ride for me, and a big huge thanks to miss Kagawa for making a very awesome book series.