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.
Why can't real life be like books?
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...
I like the quippy dialogue with Puck, the condescension from Grimalkin, and the beautiful images are all my favourite parts of this novel. I like Ash and Meghan being together the least. They both seem to get less interesting and a lot more repetitive when they are together or are thinking of being together.
I would have made the love triangle less one sided or I would have done away with the triangle entirely. Ash's overwhelming broodiness and angst is really unappealing.
Grimalkin, as performed by all three voice actors performing the Iron Fey series: Meghan Chase arcs, is the best character. The voice they chose really emphasizes the qualities of the character himself.
I would definitely go and see any movie in the Iron Fey series. It would be a beautiful looking movie, even if it wasn't a fantastic story.
Meghan continues to be the faultless, and fairly uninteresting Mary-Sue she has been since the last novel.
This is a series worth investing your time. I can't wait to continue with the story.
I listen to the audio verson and follow along with the book. Helps me because I don't read that well and listening while following along works for me.
I love Khristine, she brings characters to life with her voices.
No, but I read it in one weekend.
For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.
Preteens and maybe even teenagers
My biggest problem with this series is one second it seems like its for a young audience then the next second we are cursing our fool head off. Pick on or the OTHER! It wasn't a bad book if it was meant to be a children's book but with the bad words I assume that's not the audience it was meant for.
Therese Plummer she could of really brought this book to life were as this narrator just wasn't suited for this type of book.
Maybe the one at the prom were the guy is groping the girls but and all the curse words. I have no issue with the cursing but this book would of been way better with out it. It just did not fit in with how childish the book itself seem to be.
I normally finish a book in 1 day 2 at the most depending on the length, that being said I struggled with the first half of this book for a week. It bored me! It had a few moments that caught my attention but seemed to go faster then they came. The second half of the book I listened to in a day because I told myself I had to get done with this book! ( I do not like to start on another with out finishing what I already started) but I did read 2 other books trying to make myself read/listen to the second half of this one. *sigh*
The second half was a lot more entertaining! THANK GOD! It did have a very good ending which made me want to actually read the 3rd book which I started seconds after finishing this one. ( So far its a lot better and DANG me for my need to know what happens....I'm too noisy for my own good lol).
Do not get me wrong this book is good, its just that I started with this writer on a more recent book that I loved! The Immortal Rules ! <<<
A great second book to the series. The character flow well and again I just couldn't wait to get to more of the story.
Great book and really enjoy the Narrator, Khristine Hvam. Continues the story while keeping your interest and leaves you wanting to read the next book.
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