Expected Published Date: October 25th, 2011
Finished Date: August 12th, 2011
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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.
The Review: "I am still yours, my queen, if you'll have me."
I'm not actually sure what to say about this. I still can't believe its ended. It was a beautiful ending, and I'm glad it didn't just end with the Iron Queen.
I'm not sure this review will be good enough for this book. Julie Kagawa did it again, she brought to life the world of Faery and used the POV of one of my favourite characters. Ash. Julie Kagawa has such a wide creative imagination and she completely outdid herself in writing this book. It's such a fitting end to a great saga.
Through out this book we follow Ash on his journey to earn a soul and return to Meghan. The amount of emotions that went through me when reading his journey was incredible. The story was so well thought out and extremely brilliant that I was constantly left speechless. Few twists here and there. It was great to see Puck again, another fae favourite of mine, and for Julie Kagawa to join him up with Ash through out made it fun, and exciting. I loved Ash from the beginning, at first I was torn between him and Puck but I think it wasn't until Iron Queen that I finally surrendered to Ash and all his wonderfulness that I think I love him more now than I did before. If that's even possible.
I can't stress enough at what a perfect ending this was and I'm sad to be leaving all these wonderful characters behind. the Iron Fey series is truly brilliant, so many fun characters, excellent villains, full of jokes, romance and action everything you need in a YA series.
A BIG thank you to Julie Kagawa for bringing this series to the page, it's truly astounding and I honestly can't wait for more of her books.
I'd just like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to review this book. It was wonderful.