The Iron King has a decent plot, unfortunately crippled by trite and cliched writing. And the unnecessary repetition of information or the obvious bogged down the narrative. Teens are clearly the target audience, but it was both incongruous and disrupting when an F bomb or other adult language surfaced in the dialogue. A really good editor could have shaped this into a good story. I'm also disturbed to find that short stories (under 2 hours of audio) comprise the series at a credit apiece, so it's a extremely poor value proposition to invest in this series.
I liked the book but this narrator needs to not swallow her spit so loudly lol.. That noise grates on my nerves ! But other than that it was excellent
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
I have listened to this book several times and enjoy listening to it with my 12 year old. It has a nice mix of fantasy and suspense. There is some romance but nothing over the top. Teens and adults can both enjoy this series.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It is a YA, however it did not seem like one, because of its very serious story line. It is a good fantasy that is fast moving with credible and interesting characters. I will be continuing with the series.
I truly enjoyed the story. It is rich and vast and filled with wonder.
The narrator, Khristine Hvam's performance got me completely entranced from the beginning. She is phenomenal. I believe I will search for books narrated by her simply because her talent truly and accurately brings the story to life.
While this is a young adult story, I gave it a shot because the ratings and reviews were good. I'm glad I did. Meghan, a high-school girl, is realistic without being overly mature or immature. She is uncertain, naive, and lacks confidence in many ways - all of which you would expect of a person her age. However, as you would also expect in an YA, she leaps before thinking but has a strong inner compas and boundary on what she accepts as right and wrong. As an adult, I found the story entertaining and appreciated the author keeping the traditional names and characteristics of the various Fey while adding a new, modern twist.
I loved how much research the author did into the many types of fae and incorporated that into her book. In addition to the multitude of fae, she also included many of the characters from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Oberon, Titania, and Puck live again in this series and I'm ecstatic to see them brought to life again in modern times.
If I could have, then I would have loved to listen to this book in one sitting. You don't discover what has happened to one of the characters until almost the very end, it keeps you in suspense as to how everything will work out. Even the end makes you want to listen to the next book immediately.