Friday, September 9, 2011
The Iron Knight By Julie Kagawa
The story starts out with Ash and Puck in Nevernever trying to find the cat. Ash in on a quest to find a way to stay with Meghan in the Iron Court. The one way that he can do that is by gaining a human soul. With Grimalkin as their guide they head through the Faery wilderness the catch a ride with the river of dreams, through the Brier that surrounds Faery and to the Testing Grounds at the end of the world.
I really liked the relationship between Ash and Puck. In this story they are the main focus and their back story is told in a lot more detail. I always saw them as best friends and the whole "I'll kill you first" thing never felt real to me so I loved this book where they really had to rely on each other and boost each other's strengths.
There are other faery creatures that are introduced and we get a more detailed story on how the creatures of Faery are strengthened, how they influence the mortal world and what happens when people stop believing in them. I like that even though this is a final book there was a lot of detail put into the world to make it even better. One of the characters that we meet is The Big Bad Wolf. I loved him! He was so sarcastic and egotistical and he just made for a great/funny story.
I would definitely encourage those who like Faery tales to read this series. There is romance and a lot of action. I feel like all of my loose ends have been fixed and I will be owning this series for re-reads for years to come.
Read on September 5, 2011
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Posted by Lynnea (LaLa) at 8:00 AM