Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #3
Paperback: 368 pages
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
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My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is the third book in the Iron Fey series. The beginning of this one takes place after Ash and Meghan leave the world of fey behind. Meghan knows she cannot just leave the world of fey behind, with the threat of the Iron Fey growing. Meghan know she is the only one who stands the chance going up against the Iron King, because Iron is toxic to any full fey. Meghan is only half-fey, but that half comes from the Summer King, Lord Oberon. At the end of the last book, The Iron Daughter, Ash had refused to denounce his love for Meghan Chase, and as a result, both Ash and Meghan were banished.
While Meghan enjoyed the feeling of being free to do what she wants, and spend her time with Ash, Meghan is requested to battle the Iron King by both the Seelie and Unseelie Court. Meghan, Ash, and Puck travel into the land of the Iron Fey to try to stop the spread of the Iron Kingdom and save the NeverNever. The Iron Queen takes readers on an epic, emotional ride.
I have to say that with every Iron Fey novel, Julie Kagawa surprises me! I have to say the Iron Queen was far more emotional, in my opinion, that the other previous installments. I think this maybe the reason I loved The Iron Queen more than I love the previous installments. I love Meghan’s growth in this novel, and I love the growth of her relationship with Ash. Puck and Grimalkin remain my favorite characters; I really do not think that will ever change. I have a soft spot for sarcastic, secretly sensitive guys.
For those who have not picked up the Iron King, please do yourself a favor and do it. There is something for everyone in this series. I especially love stories involving the world of the fey, because I grew up being told bedtimes stories about the fairy world by my Grandmother. So anyone who grew up on these stories, this series is a must read!
**Unabridged Bookshelf borrowed this book from the public library**