Thursday 9 February 2012

My review of The Iron Knight

09/02/12 - The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa - Released 26th October 2011
Warning - This may contain spoilers for people who have not read the previous books

A brilliant ending to a brilliant series.

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)
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.

When I first heard about the Iron Fey series, they immidiately interested me, and as soon as I started reading, I couldn't stop. Julie Kagawa has created an exciting world full of good looking fey and heart-breaking romance. The Iron Fey series has been a wonderful journey from start to finish, the only thing that I regret is the fact that it had to end!

The Iron Knight is told from Ash's POV. I loved being inside his head and seeing things through his eyes. We learn a lot more about Ariella in this book. We finally get to read, in detail, what happened that day Ash lost her. He went through a lot of pain and sorrow, until he met Meghan. The half human-half fey girl knocked down his walls and captured his heart. But everything changes when Meghan accepts her role as Queen of the Iron fey. She exiles Ash from The Iron Realm in an attempt to keep him safe; to keep him away from her.

The only way Ash can be with Meghan is if he becomes mortal. He would go to the end of the world for Meghan and that's exactly what he has to do.

The characters have to grow and take more responsibilities in this book. We also meet some new ones. Ariella. She's been living in a place that not many people can reach. She has a quest, she has to help Ash, help him get back to Meghan. I do realise that Ariella has suffered a lot and still loves Ash but I HATED her. She was trying to take him away from Meghan and I LOATHED her for it. But the ending, that changed my whole opinion of her. It even made me wish that she didn't do what she did.

Ever wondered what happened to The Big Bad Wolf? Well, in this book you'll find out! To my surprise, he was a very funny and strong character, who was willing to give up his life just to be in a story.

Favourite Quote:
“My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl.”
This is true! This happens in many books, but in this one it seemed much sadder, and much more exciting.

The Iron Knight is a book that will leave you breathless and full of mixed emotions. I can't wait to read more of Julie's books and explore more of her well-crafted worlds.

I rate this book:


  1. Great review! I liked that you included your favorite quote at the end.

  2. Great review, I know how you feel about Ariella. I felt the exact same way :)

  3. I have not had a chance to read this series yet but I would really like to. Your review helps to push me in that direction. The whole series sounds great.


  4. Oh I have this book sitting on my bookshelf and this isn't the only great review I've read about the book but I don't have the previous books and I would definitely have to get my hands on them! Great review!

  5. Great review. I'm currently reading The Iron Knight and loving it so far.

  6. The quote!! It's so true! When I read the blurb, I felt sad for Ash because you can just feel the emotions, the sadness, heartbreak and longing of Ash. I heard that Julie Kagawa is making a spin-off of the Iron fey! The main character there is Ethan and I think it's coming out next spring! So can't wait! Great review!

  7. Hey! Great review!!
    This has been on my TBR list for long, should get down to it!!

    Maneesha Haroon

  8. Great review!! This is one of my favorites series of all time! love Ash with all my heart and I really enjoy read this one from Ash's POV.

    "A brilliant ending to a brilliant series." -> completely agree.

  9. i love the ending of this iron fey series....
    anyway...the cover is great...ash is very handsome..i love ash !!! :D
    thx 4 the review :)

  10. Great, great series! One of my favorite, Kagawa's writing is amazing! I want to read all of her works. :)