Review: The Iron King , The Iron Daughter, The Iron QUeen by Julie Kagawa

Review:  Iron King,  Iron Daughter, Iron Queen   by Julie Kagawa

Faeries have taken Meghan’s brother. Unbeknownst to Megan, she is part faery and her best friend Robbie is actually Robin Goodfellow, AKA Puck, a faery. With his help, Megan learns the truth- it is neither the summer nor winter courts that have taken her brother, but the new iron king. As the second book begins, Meghan is now caught in the winter court trying to convince everyone that the iron fey are the problem, though no one will believe her. Meghan finds in the winter court Ash is as cold as the rest of the winter fey and will not be her ally either. Soon after the Scepter of the Seasons is stolen and war is about to break out between the winter and summer courts unless Meghan, Puck, and Ash can find a way to get it back. And the third book while prepared to live out her life in exile with Ash, Meghan and Ash are brought back to the faerie world to defeat the false iron king to keep her real family safe. Meghan, Ash, Grim, and Puck are off on yet another adventure leading to an all out war between the various faeries and Meghan making a choice to give a heart break to the end.

While normally the author develops a great main character, I found myself drawn more to Ash and Puck the men vying for her attention. All of the characters were well developed and easy to imagine. You could almost predict their next move as they were that well developed. I found each new character was very solidly an addition to the story and not just there to fill space.

The story quickly unloads a lot of info to let the reader into the new world. While I have not read much on faeries and realize my reading list has quite a few fairy stories on it (is this the new trend??) I was able to keep up with all the descriptions and let into the complicated world. The second book lead to another dimension to the world as you get a good look into the winter court, the iron court, and the banished queens world. The second book easily builds on what was laid down in the first book. The plot line of the third book finished up many of the major plot lines that started off in the first book.

Fun books and can’t wait to read more.


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