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.
I am so glad I read this book. It was all satisfaction to me. I'm the kind of girl who likes things finished, all wrapped up, neat and tidy. I like a good ending to my story but I like the tension and the wonder on the way there. That is exactly what I got with this book.
I was a late bloomer on the Iron series front. I only recently picked up the first book and while I liked it, it was the second book that hooked me. The joy of coming into a series late is that you get to read all the books as fast or as slowly as you want. In this case, fast worked out well for me. :)
I will freely admit that I equally loved Puck and Ash for quite awhile. This book really cemented me in the Ash love though. I loved the whole book coming from the mind of Ash. His journey was amazing, from the inside out. And very satisfying. Very.
At the end of the book, author Julie tells about this last book and how it came into being. I'm so grateful it did because it really cinched the deal for me. And the guide to the fey world at the end was so fun to read. Laugh out loud funny.
This review sounds so vague. But I really don't want to give anything away here if you haven't read it yet. I'm just left feeling happy. Like I've just spent the evening with family and friends, laughing and enjoying great food with chocolate at the end. Satisfied.
For all my friends that care, there was swearing and a sex scene, though not described in any detail.
I sure would like to see Puck find some love and satisfaction though. I'm still a fan of that guy. :) Love the cover here. Don't you? All the covers have been so pretty.
I read the Iron Knight courtesy of NetGalley. We LOVE NetGalley!