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Since I haven t written reviews for the first 3 books I would like to start off by saying that all four of the books get 4.5 stars from me I was pleasantly startled to see that it was really easy to get absorbed into this world and I got through each book pretty quickly When I started this series, I think the first thing I noticed was that the plot for each book is relatively simple and the figuring out the twists and turns was not a hardship at all Despite the simplicity of the storyline, I was shocked to see that books somehow always managed to keep me wanting to readThe books were overall very entertaining and in due course of time, grow on you The fairy world of Nevernever comprises of the Seelie Court, the Unseelie Court, and now the Iron Kingdom I enjoyed seeing the incorporation of the characters from A Midsummer Night s Dream as humans began dreaming of them The idea that myths, stories, and simply remembering a creature from a story fuels their existence in the book Our protagonist, Meghan, is not one of my favorite female leads but there is a vast growth in her character when compared with her personality in the first book In the first 2 books I feel like she has a hard time keeping her emotions from overriding her actions so they lead to situations that could have been better or even completely avoided, but in the third book she isput together and makes well thought out decisions and comes into her own I truly admire her loyalty to the people who matter to her and her willingness to do what is right even if it is very much easier to extricate herself from the issue I also really love both Ash and Puck, both of them have great personalities and are the most loyal friends you will find Those last chapters revealed a lot about both Ash and Puck not just to us but themselves Puck s fame and other people s opinions and previous encounters with him are truly amusing Reading about bits of their past as best friends is so endearing it make my heart want of shatter into a million pieces.And you can t not love Grimalkin.I don t think the entirety of how attached I d become to this world, to these characters hit me only when I was reading this final book As I neared the end of this book the reality that I was actually going to leave this world of faeries, love, and friendship hit me like a punch to the gut Each of the character in their own way have grown on me to the point that I will always want to come back to these characters, I will truly miss this series. First, let me say that I really enjoyed the previous installments of this series so I m not happy to squash this one down Maybe I m in a bad mood lately, or maybe my standards have suddently become impossibly high, but I didn t like this novel.Brief recap of what this story is about to be with girl, boy has to acquire a soul To do so, boy must pass an unspecified test Girl has to do absolutely nothing in the meantime.For the first 2 3 I was so bored that I wanted to gouge my eyes off with a spoon.The book is written in first person, from Ash s POV Given that now he s kind of depressed, sad, tired, indecisive and generally behaves like an emo, that s not conductive for a lively read.If you don t know what an emo is And then he discovers that his ex girlfriend is not dead, but is still pining for him She s almost as depressed and sad and all of the above as he is.What a huge pile of depression and sadness Shall we throw an emo party Or is that an oxymoron From that point on, I trudged on just to see her die Because it was obvious that sooner or later she would, possibly in a coherently sad and depressing way Here I was thinking if I m lucky, she s going to cut herself or something Well, our depressed and sad characters face a series of pointless and wholly inconsequential challenges I m sure there s every sort of metaphorical significance in those, but all the philosophizing is lost on me I just found these parts unnecessary Maybe they were needed to give some thickness to the book.And then Ash comes to the End of the World where he ll prove himself worthy of a soul We are on chapter 15 out of 24, and you could delete all that s already happened without losing anyhing of the plot s backbone as detailed in my nice recap.The trial consists in three rather stupid tests Sorry, but I ll have to need some spoilers here The first test is view spoiler survive a pretended attack of monstrous birds without using glamour fey magic hide spoiler [Kindle] ♦ The Iron Knight ♩ 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 ThoughtThen 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 SurviveWith 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 SideTo 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 Than Courage To Make The Ultimate Sacrifice UPDATE UPON READING Love this book, my favorite of the series I feel I understand Ash and his perspective on things much better now Ms Kagawa has done it again Ash was much less romanticized in this book, which makes sense and I m glad that Ms Kagawa did that If he was still like the perfect guy, that wouldn t make logical sense The way she built his character in this book, you saw his strengths and weaknesses and how they made him the complete person fey that he is I also like that this book reveals the true depth of his emotions for Meghan amidst any and all obstacles Now I will go to cry, I can t believe this series is over Ash, I love you Enough said. Simply put PURE PERFECTION Story telling does not get any better than this I am utterly struggling for the right words to adequately review the brilliance of The Iron Knight, and the series as a whole, and do it ANY justice, so please bear with me How could Julie Kagawa meet the excellent story telling of The Iron Queen and her previous books in her series While, from past experience, I had no doubt she could I was still amazed that SHE DID so expertly and so eloquently as only a master story teller can do.Going into this final installment in The Iron Fey, we knew that this was going to be Ash s story and it would be about his journey in finding his way back to Meghan Meghan is now the Queen of the Iron realm a place where Ash, as a faery, cannot follow despite his vow to protect her as her knight Ash s solution to be with her again is to become human he admits to not fully understandng what it will require of him, but he s determined to do whatever it takes to keep his promise to her As much as this was a story about Ash s pursuit of becoming human and ultimately returning to Meghan s side, it also became a very personal journey for him as well Not only does he have to meet some very hard challenges head on that involve strength, determination and skill, he also had to make some excrutiating choices, too Is his love for Meghan strong enough to get him through this that is also put to the test The tests are next to impossible no other has lived to tell about it Ash s evolution from The Iron King to this last installment in The Iron Fey series is, in my opinion, one of the best character arcs I ve ever read and probablyso than Meghan s, which I thought was very impressive We thought we finally broke through Ash s icey facade in The Iron Queen, but what we find in The Iron Knight, is that there is manylayers that needed peeling away to get to the heart of this amazing character And some of what we find at his core is not pretty, and difficult to reconcile with the Ash we all have loved in these books Julie took a huge risk in humbling the icey prince but it was so well done and purposeful Ash s arduous and yet fantastical journey takes us to the edges of the Nevernever to The River of Dreams and The Deep Wylde, and culminates at The End of the World and The Testing Grounds, all the while accompanied by Puck and Grimalkin and two VERY unlikely characters from Ash s past During Ash s quest, Julie cleverly inserted some wonderfully romantic moments as well remember this is Ash s quest to returning to Meghan s side And Julie knows how to write about love without it being corny or mushy just natural, heart melting and sigh worthy Puck also plays a pivotal role in Ash s journey he does not just provide the comic relief and live to be the thorn in Ash s side I have to say that he really shines in The Iron Knight While I ve always loved his lightheartedness and funny antics we get to see a lotof the REAL Puck, and I loved him for it Some of the best scenes were between him and Ash I really came to ADORE and appreciate Puck in this final book Of course, Grimalkin is well Grimalkin As always, he pops in when it s convenient for him and mysteriously vanishes when trouble is near He never changes, there is no personal growth, but he plays one of the most enjoyable parts in this series There were two surprising characters who join Ash in his quest and they were wonderful additions to the story and so very integral I can t providedescription than that without providing some big spoilers, so you ll have to take my word for it till you can read for yourself The Iron Knight reached beyond my expectations and Ash gave a whole new meaning to that old declaration of love, I ll go to the ends of the earth for you I couldn t ask for abefitting ending either, where we briefly switch back to Meghan s perspective And that very last page just hit it out of the park for me Julie nailed it with that very last scene It was understated just a bit but so very perfect So now my all time favourite story has come to an end and I m left with a mish mash of incredibly content and sad emotions Throughout The Iron Fey series, Julie took us to some very magical, fantastical, almost impossible to imagine places all through some pretty wonderful story telling Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for the privilege of reading this early Now I won t have to wish the summer away afterall Meghan, Ash, Puck, Grimalkin and a wonderful cast of supporting characters will forever live in my heart and never cease to exist Most of all thank you Julie for sharing your brilliant imagination with us.Originally read July 16 23, 2011Audio I listened to the audio of The Iron Knight over the last couple of weeks I LOVED reliving Ash s journey to gaining his soul and finding his way back to Meghan What an adventure The narrator s voice was smooth, albeit, somewhat older sounding for Ash a bit too New Yorkish for Puck, but awesome for Grim, and the female voice imitations were a little funny coming from such a masculine voicebut I did get used to him and quite enjoyed his narration I also appreciated the Meghan s voice returning at the end for the epilogueperfect Final rating 2 5 starsThis will be a really difficult review to writethis is my fifth time of rewriting it actually I enjoyed the book, and i loved the story It s a roller coaster of emotions as a matter of fact, i cried, laughed like crazy and was pissed off and raging a lot But But Andbut there is a reason it s not higher than 2 The reason lies in our famous ice prince of the Winter court, Ash.There is just one thing for certain You will either hate or still love Ash or be stuck in between like me And that decision can be, or most possibly life destroying.Also, the thing is that this book was kind of weird to me Weird as in dinosaur in middle of a town, playing with children Oh wait, i don t need to imagine it, here it is And still i cannot say that i didn t love this book Because i did It was addicting and i couldn t stop reading it even if i wanted I wanted to know what happened next, and next and next I also liked the story, even if it was cliched in some parts but i loooooooooooooved it I never thought i would actually miss being in Meghan s head, because i really did miss her Being in Ash s head was tiring sometimes.It s true OO STORY After the end of third book, where Meghan claimed her throne and became the Iron Queen, she exiled Ash using his true name to keep him away from staying with her and dying in pain So, our stubborn fey prince swears an oath to find a way to be with her again Which leads him to being in a company of his frenemy Puck, Grimalkin, Big Bad Wolf and view spoiler Ariella hide spoiler Julie Kagawa knows how to end a series.It s always sad and a bit scary to say goodbye to a favorite series Last books come with such emotionally fueled expectations And after, some authors leave you feeling wrung out and crushed, while other authors make your heart sigh with happiness and contentment Whenever I read a last book, I m always overwhelmed with that feeling of Please don t ruin what you ve created. Well, I am ecstatic to say that in The Iron Knight, Julie Kagawa gives us the perfect journey to the perfect ending that this stellar series deserves The Iron Knight was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2011, and WOW did Julie deliver It was everything I was hoping for adventure, anguish, romance, danger, and a slew of game changing twists that left my head spinning Within the first ten pages, Julie hit me with a whiplash twist that I just didn t see coming the summary wasn t available then and then she kept them coming for the rest of the story Things that weren t anywhere on my radar were thrown into the mix, keeping the story fresh and compelling.And let s talk about ASH This is his story His narration is everything my little fangirl heart was wishing for some moments were pure bliss, and others, as Ash begins to thaw that icy cold heart, were harrowing and heart wrenching Everything about Ash his emotions, his intense love, his regret is laid bare We see every vulnerability Ash hides behind that cold exterior, and we feel the extent of his absolute devotion to Meghan And as Ash has told Meghan many times, there are horrific crimes in his past, and as Ash atones for those crimes to be worthy of what it will take to be with Meghan, we see how much his love for her has changed him how much her love for him as already redeemed him.For fans worried there may not be enough Meghan, I thought Julie devised some sneaky, delicious ways to fit in plenty of Meghan Besides, we ve had three books with her, and I m a sucker for any kind of alternate POV, especially from the hero s perspective, to truly feel the extent of his love for our heroine.So this Ash fangirl thanks you, Julie Kagawa, for creating such a satisfying, stirring end to this beloved series I found myself re reading entire chapters just so I didn t have to say goodbye so soon And let s all give Julie s editor a big cheer for convincing Julie to write The Iron Knight and not leave that heartbreaking goodbye in The Iron Queen as the end like Julie initially intended Yes, those parting words of Ash and Meghan in TIQ were tragic and all sacrificing and made me cry, but oh, how I love my happily ever after instead. OMG I love Ash so much and I love this book so much This book picks up basically where the Iron Queen ended Ash and Robin Goodfellow are going on quests in Nevernever Ash is looking for something and they have the help of that sweet ish kitty, Grimalkin And I love Nevernever You just never know what kind of wonderfully, magical stuff you will find there And things that want to eat you but we won t mention those On this journey, the friends run into all kinds of crazy stuff At one point the run into a huge wolf that helps save them from a giant troll or whatever he was, I forget Anyway, come to find out the wolf was sent by Ash s mom Mab to help him on his journey I guess a mom is always a mom even if she did disown you And thensomeone else returns that really made me mad at first I was mad as hell because I didn t want that person in the picture, but it turns out that it was fine in the end Things happen for a reason and it was all good Ash has to journey to the end of the world in order to take some tests and if he passes he will get his wish and be able to be with Meghan again It was a very trying time but love does conquer all, at least in books I m so very happy with this ending and this book is wonderful FinMY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List From the time I started listening to this series, I have been unable to pull myself away from it Over the course of a week or so, I have read the entire series from start to finish I have enjoyed every minute Okay, maybe not all of the time spent discussing Ariella Gladly, I can say that this series did not fizzle out at the end like many series do This story was action packed and engaging right to the very end.Picking up where The Iron Queen and Summer s Crossing left off, Ash and Meghan are separated for most of this book He s working diligently to find a way to get back to Meghan s side, even if it means becoming human so that he can survive the Iron Realm He ll stop at nothing to get back to her.In some ways it was kind of fitting that now that Ash has finally figured out that he loves Meghan that he would be kept apart from her After all, Meghan endured his cold shoulder treatment repeatedly So, I kind of felt like most of this book was Ash s dose of karma for how he rebuffed Meghan in The Iron Daughter I m blood thirsty that way I don t want to say too much, but I will say that there were some pretty big twists along the way I can t say I was completely surprised, but there were definitely some wrenches thrown in the plans One of my biggest pet peeves the perfect, dead ex girlfriend continued to be an issue in a huge way Why can t this dead girl just GO AWAY Maybe I should besensitive and try to like Ariella, but I just can t Ash s wishy washy feelings also got on my nerves where the dead ex was concerned It made me question the genuineness of his feelings for Meghan Meanwhile, Puck started looking better and better The poor guy s loyalty was infallible, but he was destined to forever remain in the friend zone My heart broke for him As Ash endures multiple trials on his quest to gain a soul and become human, Puck, Grimalkin and the great Wolf hunter are right by his side Like Summer s Crossing , Meghan was absent for a large part of this book However, the robust cast of characters in The Iron Knight did not leave me wanting the way that the earlier novella did There was never a dull moment.More so than any of the books that preceded this one, The Iron Knight provided insight into Ash s character I felt like I really got to know him in this book I won t lie, he definitely had some pretty big skeletons in his closet However, in my opinion, he had a soul all along He clearly had a conscience, even if he was taught to ignore it from the time he was young I really felt for Ash, especially as a child His world was so cruel and cold Never was he nurtured like a child should be It is a wonder that he didn t turn into a total psychopath.At long last, things worked out the way that they should have I was left feeling relieved and contented at the end of this book A part of me was even a little sad that I had reached the end of this series Overall, this was a fantastic book It was the perfect finale to this series I m glad that I read it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a clean fantasy adventure paranormal type of story It has romance, as well as plenty of action.Check outof my reviews at www.bookaddicthaven.com