While this story certainly has a premise with plety of potential, I'm sorry to say I found the writing a bit mediocre and uninspired, and even a littl..Show More »e trite at some points. Kagawa pens for us a herione with a noble and dramatic quest, saving her little brother. Unfortunately, I did not find Megan a truly compelling or convincing character. Her "inner-life" (thoughts, etc.) and her personality were just not very interesting. I know that this series is fairly highly-reviewed overall, and it looks like it just may get better as it goes along. Because of the overall plot, and some characters who did interest me, particularly Puck and Ash, I will check out the rest of this series eventually. As far as the narration, it is very good and appropo of the story. Khristine Hvam has a very listenable voice that is suitable to the character.
The 3rd book in the Iron Fey series is super. I don't want to write a long review, but this is the kind of book that I ache when I stop reading it. ..Show More »I wish I could read it all the time. I can't wait until the Iron Knight comes out in Nov! Khristine Hvam does a fantastic job reading. Loved every bit of it!
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 s..Show More »ound 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.