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The Iron Knight: The Iron Fey, Book 4 | [Julie Kagawa]

The Iron Knight: The Iron Fey, Book 4

"My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…."
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"My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…."

To cold 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 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. And along the way, Ash learns something that changes everything: a truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

BONUS AUDIO: An interview with author Julie Kagawa and one of the narrators of the Iron Fey series, Khristine Hvam.

©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Wendy 11-06-12
    Wendy 11-06-12
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    "Super exciting 4th adventure!"
    Where does The Iron Knight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Iron Knight is in the top 20 of all fantasy/sci-fi books in my library. It is the fourth book in the series which tends to be boring and overdone by that time. This one is very different because it comes from a different perspective. There is much feeling and growth in the characters and you are cheering for how they come together as friends. I am actually on my second listen and it is better the second time. The voice performance is good, but it is a little difficult at first to get used to because the voices have all been done by a female(who did a great job) in the previous three books. I love it and I know I will listen to it again. If you love the Twilight Series, I think this one is just as good and maybe a little better.


    What other book might you compare The Iron Knight to and why?

    I would compare it to Harry Potter in the 6th and 7th novels, with a mix of "The Mummy" and "Indiana Jones." It is also a love story and I'm not sure what to compare it to, but it was a very good love story, not too mushy but the end made me teary and that doesn't happen very often. It is also very funny.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    None that I know of.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could not stop listening to it. In fact, I am exhausted from staying up late trying to finish it (for the second time).


    Any additional comments?

    The whole series is fantastic. I love it. I'm so happy I own it and know that I can listen to it whenever I want. I know I will want to listen to it again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trista 05-12-13
    Trista 05-12-13
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    "Lacks the whining which ruined the other books"

    this book contains a much higher quality of writing the the rest of the books. The male narrative lacks much of the whining topics that were present and all but ruined the other books. I like the world created for this series. However, every time I would pick up a book I would quickly regret it. Once finished I would be determined not to finish the series. eventually I would pick up the next book on sale. This story was the first I didn't regret getting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Becky 12-17-11
    Becky 12-17-11
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    "Great book !!!!!!!!"

    This was a great book, I really hope that there will be another, the ending was kind of short and didn't really explain everything.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 01-03-13
    MAB Toronto, Ontario, Canada 01-03-13 Member Since 2014

    Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.

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    "Unexpectedly pleased"
    Where does The Iron Knight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Of all audiobooks? I'm not sure. In the series? I thought it was one of the best books in the Iron Fey series, and that surprised me. I'm always a little put out when the point-of-view is suddenly changed, mid-series, but I found myself loving Ash a lot more after finishing this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Iron Knight?

    Ash getting caught in the middle of a jealous showdown when an unexpected visitor shows up in Meghan's dream.


    What three words best describe MacLeod Andrews’s performance?

    Not. Khristine. Hvam.

    MacLeod Andrews has a great voice and does a great job narrating. His characterizations are very well done, but he doesn't quite get Ash's voice. I kind of felt like Ash was being voiced as a tough, New York thug...but an emo thug. I found it a bit odd. I thought he might have gone a little over the top when expressing Ash's despair and longing. I would gladly listen to another book narrated by him, however. He has a great voice.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, but I was sad to see Meghan's and Ash's story come to a close (so Iron Prophecy was a nice bonus).


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure how much I'd like a full-length Iron Fey book that's missing Meghan for most of the book, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle red oak, TX, United States 11-10-11
    Michelle red oak, TX, United States 11-10-11
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    "Narrator is hot but his Ash voice... not so much"

    Ash has lived a long time in the Nevernever but he is still young enough to be romantically involved with 16 yr old Meghan yet the narrator made Ash sound like a 40yr old man. I imagine it is creepy for a younger reader.

    But I have to admit MacLeod Andrews has a sexy rumble to his voice. He is also very handsome. Every other character is spot on except... Grimalkin! Seriously!? How could Grim be ruined? Well, he sounds like a horny old man! He MOANS alot! Before and after everything he says he moans. Its gross. Grim is my favorite character but I cringe every time he spoke. The voice for Meghan in the other Iron King series does a perfect interpretation of him though.

    Synopsis:
    My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’ darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
    To cold 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 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. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.




    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Valgal Seattle, WA 03-22-15
    Valgal Seattle, WA 03-22-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story"

    Great Ending to a great story!

    I'm happy I invested my time in this tale, and so excited to read the next series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Exeter, CA, United States 12-31-14
    Jodie Exeter, CA, United States 12-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Brought me to tears"
    If you could sum up The Iron Knight in three words, what would they be?

    Heart wrenching action


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were amazing but Ash's journey brought me to tears. I've never read YA books before but I was driven to purchase and devour each book in this series.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    MacLeod Andrews gave voice to the gate keeper in a way that made me feel the emotions of all the characters going through Ash's quest.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    In the part that Ash had to relive all the past wrongs he had committed against both humanity and fey alike brought me to unexpected and heart wrenching tears. I had to take a few minutes to regain my composure before I could continue reading.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved, loved, loved this series. Nothing short of amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa 04-06-14
    Melissa 04-06-14
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    "Nice to see things from Ash prospective"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Iron Knight to be better than the print version?

    I love audio books. The one thing I don't like is when the narrator for a series changes. I know why they did it for this one because of the change in prospective but that is the one thing I would fault with this one.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a great job with his proformance. Voices were great. For me that is something you don't get if you read the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't want to give anything away, but when Ari makes her choice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-17-13
    Kristin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 05-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Ash's POV novel."
    What did you love best about The Iron Knight?

    I enjoyed the break from Meghan Chase as narrator within the Iron Fey series.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have elminated a lot of Ash's internal brooding over which girl he'd ultimately choose. It was repetitive and useless because aside from expressing that he loved Ariella once - which we already knew at this point and had been well established in this novel as well - it was not really useful to the story and just made it drag on.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ash's final trial to gain a soul is the best scene in this book because it is touching and actually made me tear up despite the general annoyance that I felt for Ash and Meghan's relationship and Ash in general throughout the series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This seems very similar to the last question, but the OTHER scene that moved me was Ariella's sacrifice at the ensoullment ceremony.


    Any additional comments?

    This is almost the end of Meghan and Ash's journey. After this novel the only story left is Iron's Prophecy which links the Meghan Chase arc in the Ethan Chase arc - which begins in The Lost Prince - even more than it already is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nikita Earle USA 05-13-13
    Nikita Earle USA 05-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it"
    If you could sum up The Iron Knight in three words, what would they be?

    Love, redemption and wonderful


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ash gets a soul, he's relationship with Puck has gotten better and a happy ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    He will do anything to be with the one he loves.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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