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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa


Jessica, 16
Julie Kagawa
The Iron Knight
Harlequin Teen 2011

Those who have read the rest of the Iron Fey series and then moved on to this one generally have one of two reactions: they absolutely loathe this book or they fell so completely in love with it that they ended up raving about it. In all honesty, you cannot compare the two. This is more a parallel novel than anything else. With that in mind, I cast all inhibitions I might have had aside and dove into it with a clean slate. Reading Ash's story gave me a different perspective on the entire series; so much so that I thoroughly enjoyed not only the story itself but the chance to delve into Ash's past with a vigor that could only have been achieved with its own book. A beautiful conclusion to Ash and Megan's story. (Kagawa, if you're listening, I would propose that you come out with a parallel novel about Kierran, Ash and Megan's son. What would it be like to grow up as The Iron Prince, part-human and part-fey, having to deal with both Summer and Winter as well as the rest of the NeverNever? Just a thought.)

How would you rate this book? 4 Better than most

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