The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Queen CoverBook 4 in the Iron Fey ties up the series from Prince Ash’s point of view

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa
Reading Level:
Young Adult
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 400
Source: NetGalley
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

Book 3 in this series, The Iron Queen, ended quite sadly for fans of paranormal romance. Prince Ash and the new Iron Queen Meghan Chase were seemingly separated forever because her
iron realm would kill him. This book is from Ash’s point of view as he
undertakes a massive journey through the fae realm to find a means to be
reunited with Meghan.

While the other three books had primary
plots which were action/adventure with a strong subplot of the romance
between Ash and Meghan, this book is entirely about Ash’s journey, which
is both psychological and an action/adventure tale. Once again the
author’s amazing world-building skills are on display. For anyone who is
a fan of stories of the fae and high-fantasy type plots, this book is a
rich, imaginative treat. It is especially enjoyable to spend most of
the book in the company of Grimalkin and Puck as they accompany Ash on
his arduous journey. They are two of my favorite characters in this

I personally am a big fan of paranormal romance and I was
disappointed that there was almost no chance to experience Ash and
Meghan’s relationship in this book. However, the book as written is
definitely worth reading as a further opportunity to visit the
brilliantly executed, fantastical world of the fae that Kagawa has

Hero: 5

Subcharacters: 5

Fantasy World-Building: 5


Action-Adventure Plot: 4

Romantic Subplot:2

Overall: 4

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