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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.

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Good Tale Continued

In this second of a trilogy, Megan Chase re-enters the faerie kingdom to honor a bargain she made in The Iron King (book one), with Winter Prince Ash. In that bargain she agrees to be detained at the Winter Court under the questionable eye of Queen Mab. Prince Ash makes it abundantly clear that he will always serve his queen and that in truth he will kill her if he is ordered to do so in spite of his personal feelings for her. He makes this clear in several different ways, but Megan immediately sees his follow through as some betrayal that is surprising to her. This causes her to be whiney, which is really out of character with her age, which is now close to 17. You find yourself wanting to shake her. Nevertheless, the other characters such as the Iron Horse break this up sufficiently to keep you reading since the plot is pretty good. Through an act of betrayal, Megan, Puck, Prince Ash and the Iron Horse all team up to save the Scepter of the Seasons which is stolen by the Iron Court. They spend time in the Land Between, meet evil iron faerie Virus and have a battle or two or three. Megan develops further powers, but as in the first book, she doesn't seem to "get it" in order to use them consistently, which makes her half heroine and half damsel in distress. That becomes annoying, but again, not enough to cause you to stop reading. Although Kagawa does a good job of writing the middle book, which serves as the bridge between books one and three, she never makes it clear why she calls the book The Iron Daughter. We have to assume this refers to Megan, but why? Because she has some iron powers along with faerie powers? "Iron Daughter" refers to some family relationship which simply doesn't exist either in this book or the last one. The Iron Horse says one line in the book which really refers to book three, but that's it. Nevertheless, it's still a great read and one that I recommend. The narrator, Khristine Hyam does a fabulous job.

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  • Tracy
  • United States
  • 08-24-11

Addicted!

Wow - I am as addicted to this series as I was to "Twilight" and the "Fever" series. Cannot put it down!!

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  • Stephanie
  • Meridian, ID, United States
  • 06-21-11

Great books!

This is a wonderful series and I can't wait for the next one! I would recommend this series to anyone and everyone!

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  • Tobie
  • United States
  • 03-25-11

loved The Iron Daughter

I don't want to write a long review, but Julie Kagawa wrote a great continuation to the Iron Fey series and Khristine Hvam does a fantastic job reading. Loved every bit of it!

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Fabulous book and superb narrator

I love the Iron Fey series and love Khristine Hvam narration. It is the second book series I am listening to with her narration and she is doing a spectacular job.
The book itself is a great mix of action, adventure and fantasy world.
Highly recommended

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Better Than The Iron King

This was an amazing book. The author has created a wonderfully original fairy story that anyone can enjoy. I loved the "Iron Fae" that originate in technology. It has everything: romance, adventure, fantasy, mystery. I loved it!

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  • Vera
  • clovis, NM, United States
  • 10-08-10

Amazing

This is the sequel to the Iron King and I Loved it I can't wait for the Iron Queen. Its so cute and romantic yet it has adventure and it keeps you wanting more. If you love Fay and romance this is the series to read

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great story, weak heroine

julie kagawa has done an amazing job weaving an intricate tale of faeries coping with technology. the idea of the "iron fae" is pure genius, albeit completely creepy. the narrator has also done a spectacular job in giving each character his/her own distinct voices.

the only reason i had to deduct a star is because of the protagonist, a whiny girl with no common sense. she's surrounded herself with a posse of devoted friends and allies, but she's blind to everything but her bouts of self-pity and recriminations. there were times when i wanted to reach into the story and just knock some plain logic into her skull.

don't let my review keep you from listening to this audiobook. julie kagawa really has created a treat of a modern faery tale, laced with romance, suspense and action!

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