Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey - ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
i read the iron king and loved it. ive been waiting for book 2 and its better than i was hoping. a great listen i could not stop listened to the whole thing in one day.
Probably not, unless they were fantasy fanatics.
Same as above.
I could see it, and I could see it being very popular.
Only a few thoughts for teen fiction authors. Please please please create strong female characters. And I don't mean girls whose only strength lies in how well they can wield a weapon or who can defy authority without thought. I mean girls who don't fall in love with "ice princes" or vampires--with older men who abuse them. Instead, make them beautiful and admirable from the inside out. Make them sexy, yes, but independent. Make them resourceful and sure, romantic, but not dumb asses. Megan had potential. But Julie Kagawa failed her, epically.
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I am someone who finishes what they start, and I rarely review a book I haven't completed -- mainly in fairness to the author -- because I know that a book is a journey and things can improve in time. Unfortunately, I just wasn't able to get through this one. I guess I fell for the reviews without considering that this might be a YA only offering, though why they would like it beyond me. The fairytale atmosphere so import to this kind of story, felt flat and lacked fantasy or magic or something very basic and necessary. The reader had very little in the way of substance to work with, but she did her best. Maybe I'll save it for my niece when she gets older -- like 10 or 12. She may like it.
For a better story of this type, try Patricia McKillips "Od Magic," or Kristine Kathryn Rauch's "The Fey" series, or Juliet Marillier's "Wildwood Dancing." All are far better books.
Once again this is a young adult sereis, very good storyline, great narration by khristine Hvam, she bonds you to the characters, makes you see them as they are meant to be seen, I loved the friendship between Robin Goodfellow/Puck and Megan, the two banter back and forth like brother and sister. Her knight Ash, his beauty breaktaking, his change amazing... a very good read...
Pouty and helpless female protagonist.
So much potential with a great setting and plot, and even characters...but alas...it satiates the appetite but isn't truly satisfying.
It was ok, but the pining teens became tedious.
The plot was fine, it was the teen star-crossed romance that was juvenile.
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