The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Book Title: The Iron Knight
Series: #4
Genres: , , ,
Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Format: eBook
Dates Read: 8/23-8/30
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Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

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 absolutely love The Iron Fey series and I was so excited when I saw that The Iron Knight was coming out. When I saw it was from Ash’s point-of-view, I was definitely a bit hesitant because I was so attached to Meghan.

Once I started reading The Iron Knight, I fell in love with Ash even more. I ended up loving be able to get into his head and see how he really felt and what he was thinking. He is really good hearted but he was raised not to be “weak” and to not care.

I had know idea where the story was going to go or how it would end up, especially with the was The Iron Queen ended. I didn’t want to get my hopes up and then get let down in the end. It started off a bit slow, but it quickly picked up and I just couldn’t get enough.

I loved how all the characters came together and ended up becoming friends. You could see that through their tough exterior, they all really did respect one another.

And the twist in the story! I totally wasn’t expecting that character to come into the story at all. It was cool, but at the same time I was so angry because I thought they were going to mess everything up. But in the end, I think it really helped Ash to become not only a better person, but to be sure of his decision.

All in all The Iron Knight is absolutely amazing and a perfect ending to the series. There was so much action and adventure that kept you all hyped up and excited. And the ending leaves you overwhelmed with happiness that it all turned out good.