The storyline was intriguing at the outset, and the characters were certainly interesting. But the unfolding of the story didn't quite live up to the expectation that was set with the description. Eventually, the story got to the point where it just went on and on, and I was wishing it would just wrap up and send everyone home!
The narrator spoke well, and with good enunciation. She was youngish-sounding, however this fit well with the book and I think she did quite a good job.
and Jason Potts
This is the 3rd audiobook I have ever listened to and I absolutely loved it! It was extremely well done. Khristine Hvam did an amazing job with the voices, pacing, everything. The story was very good. Kagawa does a beautiful job building a unique, yet believable Faery world. I adored this story and the rest of the series. The Iron Fey has become one of my favorite series to date. Highly recommend at least starting with the audiobook as there are a lot of gaelic terms that could be difficult to pronounce which slows down reading. =)
T. R. Graves, Author
Let me start off by saying The Iron King is a wonderfully written book, and Julie Kagawa has created a great new world within it. It took me a little longer than usual to really get into it, but that was about me and not the book or the author. Once the story took a turn and Meghan Chase and Puck made it to the world of fairies, I was forced to ignore my day-to-day stresses and focus fully on the story.
Meghan is my favorite kind of heroine. She cares more about her family's and friend's safety more than her own. She proves this time and time again in ways that make the story interesting and intriguing...and worth continuing.
I love the triangle between Meghan, Prince Ash, and Puck and look forward to seeing Puck's next move. He does not seem like the kind of man to go down without a long and hard fought battle.
This book is so good that I immediately bought the next three in the series in order to find out where Meghan's promises - and heart - take her next.
T. R. Graves, Author
Warriors of the Cross, Guardians of the Cross, and Enemies of the Cross
I really like this story but some of the parts are frustrating. She is a little slow and getting things but it still is a great story. It is read Very well. I am looking forward to the next book.
Of course! It is a unique story that combines the upsurge of technology and waning of imagination and folklore in a fairyland setting!
I loved the Fey characters and the Ever, Ever world! Megan Chase really comes into her own as a heroine who is half human and half Fae. Her love of her brother, Ethan and persistence in trying to rescue him from Faery World is inspiring! It reminds me a lot of the movie "The Labyrinth" with David Bowie where he steals her baby half-brother to lure her to his world because he is in love with her. Combining that with the technological fey and Shakespeare's Faery court made it a wonderfully rich with adventure!
it's a book that you won't want to put down. I hope that all of the books in the series will be on audio. and that audiobooks will carry them. I would recomend this book to anyone I know.
Ok story line, not a riveting book where you can't put it down. Will read the next one to see if it develops more. Wish the author had more of a sense of humor. Something I would listen to full the gap if I did not have something else that I know was better such as a book written by Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn or Jim Butcher - Dresden Files.
Long time LibraryThing member. Love to read a variety of books, usually more than one at a time.
A pig-girl story, reminiscent of Labyrinth, minus David Bowie. This story has a nice description of faery, and I wouldn't mind the protagonist so much if she didn't keep saying, "Whaaaat?" Possibly, it is the way the narrator reads it. Anyway, I may never know the ending, because the Audible version wouldn't download the second half of the story onto my phone. I'm OK with that.