Release Date: October 23, 2013 (UK)
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After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again. But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.
**No spoilers for The Lost Prince**
Whenever I feel like Julie Kagawa cannot pull out anymore surprises to shock me, guess what? She does. It's like this woman could write a story about a leaf blowing in the wind and still make it an incredible adventure with plenty of twists that you'd never see coming. Her imagination inspires me, honestly.
The Iron Traitor is the sixth book in the Iron Fey series, but the second book in the Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series. You with me? Once again, we follow Ethan's POV as he struggles between helping his friends in the fey world, and attempting to ignore the fey and stay safe in the human world.
I love Ethan. I love the part of him that is selfless and the part of him that expresses his love so fiercely to those that get close enough to his heart. I love that he's fierce and protective. Julie Kagawa is ace at telling an engaging story from a realistic male POV, as previously demonstrated in The Iron Knight. It was absolutely faultless and I don't think there could of been anymore surprises or swoon-worthy moments with his love interest Mackenzie.
Kenzie is stubborn and will not back down from a promise or a challenge. I liked her fight and it made her so much more appealing in the book. Naturally, we as the readers would only want the best for Ethan, of course.
We still see our original three: Meghan, Ash, and Puck (who is still up to endless mischief.) The three are woven into the story effortlessly making sure that they each have their own part to play, but also their presence in general is deeply satisfying. If you've read the Iron Fey series, why would you ever avoid this spin-off series?
FEYS KICK ASS! With Kagawa introducing another Fey group "The Forgotten", this spices up the story even more and gives the story line so many opportunities to show more action scenes. I can't get over how perfect this series is and I think I only have a good view of Fey books because of this series.
The Iron Traitor is a beautifully crafted book set in a brilliantly imagined world. It is a sequel that must not be missed at all (none of Julie Kagawa's books should be missed anyway.) I promise you that this author will not disappoint you if you're looking for your next book series to devour.