Sunday, June 1, 2014

Iron Knight #4 by Julie Kagawa

9659607Genre: Faery
Paperback: 399 Pages
Published: October 26, 2011
Series: The Iron Fey
            1. Iron King
            2. Iron Daughter
            3. Iron Queen
            4. Iron Knight

Goodreads Synopsis:

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...

To cold 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 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. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review:

The last three books have been from Meghan's point of view. In this final book we get to see everything through Ash's point of view. His fall began when he fell for Meghan and now he has been banished from the Unseelie court by his mother. He is the last remaining son of Mab, and he has no home.

After defeating the false king, Meghan is now back at Nevernever ruling over the Iron real, where no summer or winter faery can survive. Being the new queen and ruling her kingdom is a very difficult task. She is responsible for many iron lives, but without Ash at her side she is lonely.

Ash is a winter faery and the only way to survive in the Iron Realm is to have a soul and a mortal body. So Ashallayn' darkmyr Tallyn, is on his way to find a way to become mortal and be with his Iron Queen Meghan. During his journey he is accompanied by his best friend and old rival summer court prankster Robin "Puck" Goodfellow, Grimalkin the wise cat, his lost love Ariella (who was presumed dead in the last book) and the big bad wolf. Traveling on this journey is very difficult and dangerous, but Ash will do anything to be with Meghan.

The end is finally here and it was an exciting journey. The characters have grown so much that if you read the first book you can see the difference. Meghan choose Ash over Puck and I can say that I'm satisfied with the ending. It was a long but interesting journey and I truly enjoyed this unique piece of story. 

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