Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: The Iron Knight

Title: The Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa

Rating: 3/5 stars

Part of a Series?: Spin off of The Iron Fey series

Goodreads Summary:
My name- my True Name- is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining song 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 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 faery 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 its end- a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side. 

To survive 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.

Ah the emo! It burns! 

Ash's POV was surprisingly blue. I kept hoping that, at some point, I'd get to see the kick ass Ice prince from the past three books. But no. Kagawa put Ash into the figurative black skinny jeans and panda guyliner. 

I swear to God, this was what Ash sounded like the entire time. 

Oh no, I can't go see my girlfriend anymore because I got banished from her kingdom, and in general, I can't even step into the Iron Kingdom without having my pretty face melt off. 

Pity me, I'm too much of a hot Ice prince to care about my friends. 

I'm so sad. [I met my ex-girlfriend who I thought was dead but really wasn't. How can I choose? I have two sexy women pining after me, but I just feel so sad.

Maybe I'm not meant to be with Meghan after all. Wow, heartbreaker. I'm going to go off into the corner and cut myself now. 

Ash was continually popping emo pills. Seriously. Get it together, man. You're thousands of years old, but you whine like a preteen who lost her cell phone. Thank God for Kagawa's skill at world building. As always, her portrayal of the Nevernever and the beings in it was fantastic. She's just brilliant at description. 

Oh, and as a side note, did anyone else just laugh at how happy-go-lucky the ending was. Obviously Ash get's his soul. If that's a spoiler for you guys, then you must never have read a paranormal romance in your entire life. Well, he gets his soul, but apparently Ash isn't completely mortal but can still walk in the Iron Realm. What a lucky coincidence! Ash gets all the benefits of being an immortal faery but all the raging hormones of a human. So he can live happily ever after with Meghan, spawning hundreds of emo babies for eternity. Huzzah for them

Follow me:

No comments:

Post a Comment