Monday, August 18, 2014

Audiobook Review: Iron Knight

About the Book
Title: Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #4
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: January 1, 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal
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…
To cold 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 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. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

My Review of Iron Knight
I finally finished Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa, bringing an end to the Iron Fey series. Iron Knight was bittersweet for me, even though I loved it. I did not want the series to end, and that is probably why I put off finishing it for so long. The Iron Knight is completely different type of story from previous books. For one, Prince Ash is the viewpoint used to tell this story versus Meghan Chase. I actually loved discovering more about Ash and his past. 

I chose to listen to the audiobook while doing monotonous things like painting my bathroom, which means I have to enjoy the marvelous storytelling abilities of MacLeod Andrews. I do have to say I loved all his voices for the characters. It defiantly made me enjoy the story more, and made everyday tasks go by much faster. 

I have been divided between Team Puck and Team Ash from the very beginning. I have continually flip-flopped between the two. I believe Iron Knight has finally settled me on Team Ash, but I will always love Puck. His antics always have me laughing. I love Ash and Puck’s friendship even when they are at each other throats at times, because you can see how much they truly care for each other in Iron Knight. 

The Iron Knight is a complete conclusion to the Iron Fey series, which is done beautifully. While the door on this series has come to a close, Julie Kagawa has opened a window with her new series about Ethan Chase. I can only hope that a few familiar faces will make their appearance in the new series. 

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