Book Review of Awesomeness: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Posted 20 October, 2011 by Danny in Danny, Uncategorized / 13 Comments

The Iron Knight
by Julie Kagawa (website, twitter)
The Iron Fey Saga Book 4
Genre: YA fantasy
copy received from publisher via NetGalley
Publication: October 25th by HarlequinTEEN
amazon (paperback, Kindle)
synopsis from goodreads

 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…

She did it again! Julie Kagawa never disappoints and she again delivers and epic and fantastic tale in the Iron Fey series. I admit I was afraid reading this book, I was scared I wouldn’t get the closure I was hoping for and I simply didn’t want it to end. But I should have trusted Julie more.

Everything I wanted and then some more!

The Iron Knight was everything I hoped for and then some more. The ending of The Iron Queen was shocking and set me in a dark place after finishing it. It was a bitter sweet ending that couldn’t satisfy a reader that loves a HEA.

In the Iron Knight Ash tries to fulfill his promise to find a way to be together with Meghan. This sends him to a journey where he has to face everything he has ever done and happenings from his past that he would rather forget than face. But, he’s not alone and he has very interesting traveling partners.

Interesting traveling partners…

Of course, Puck and Grim follow and help him, but there will be two more ver surprising companions about which I will keep quite. 😉 One of them was so very unexpected that I had to gasp when I reached that point and I couldn’t believe what was happening! Also, this made me very very sad, confused and genuinely afraid of what that will mean for Ash and Meghan…..

Get to know the dark side of Ash… and then still love him! 

The journey is very dark and Ash is his usual very brooding self – but we still have Puck who never ever disappoints in lightening the mood. But here, we also see a more thoughtful Puck which I loved very much! It was a heartbreaking and very tough journey for everyone including the reader. Especially fans from Ash will have to face his darker site and have to decide how deep their love is at the end. I can tell, I am still so very much in love with him – truthfully, even more now after reading his story!

Emotional Rollercoaster and tears were involved…. 

As per usual in Julie’s books, I cried like a baby especially at the end. Tears were falling down my cheek and I was sobbing. Not because it was so sad, mainly because it was so very touching and beautiful and everything I have ever wished for. (… tearing up again right now..) This was a very emotional ride, but the end made up for everything I had to endure. I read the last pages a few times, it was simply so perfect! Julie knows how to trigger emotions and that is what I adore most when reading her books!

I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I love the characters and world Julie has created. It makes me happy to know that we will get two new series from Julie next year, one of them set in the Iron Fey world. I’m glad I don’t have to say good bye forever…

Bottom Line 
This is truly a brilliant ending to an extraordinary series, a series that is epic, beautiful and touching with a cast of very unique characters that will find easily a place in your heart. I know, this series will have a place in my heart.
Random Notes and Additional Info: For those of you that didn’t know this already, but Julie is writing another series set in The Iron Fey world, surrounding Ethan Meghans brother, coming 2012! Then she will publish a Dystopian Vampire Series called “Blood of Eden” and the first book in the Immortal Rules series will come out next year! I’m sooo very excited for both this series and I can’t wait to read them! 
For more Iron Fey: 
And now please watch this incredible EPIC Book Trailer!!! 
Sooo freaking awesome! 
Much Love, 
Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
You can also find me on goodreads. I’d love to get to know you so, don’t be shy and say Hello!

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13 Responses to “Book Review of Awesomeness: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa”

  1. Gina

    You have no idea how much I want to read this! I'm glad that this isn't really the end and that she is continuing the story with Ethan. Really looking forward to reading more from her, thanks for the review!

  2. Kristin

    Gah! I've had the third book for a long time but haven't read it and was waiting to get "The Iron Knight" so I could read them one right after the other, but I didn't know that this was the end of the series!!!!

    I also didn't know she was doing another series based around Ethan, and I'm not sure how that's going to be since he's only a kid, but I'm waiting to read more about it until I'm done with the last two books, I want to avoid spoilers!

    I love her writing and "Blood of Eden" could be really good, I'll definitely check it out!

  3. Jess Haight

    This book sounds awesome. What a great review! I loved the trailer. Thanks for posting this!

    I found you through Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf (she loves your blog) and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published. http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot….

    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens and I can't fix it. :)

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