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Winter's Passage

Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
Series: Iron Fey, Book 1.5
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (713 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck - Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon - who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

An eBook exclusive story from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

©2010 Julie Kagawa (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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lazy

I think Megan Chase spent most of this very short installment as a child--sleeping on the way to the destination, waiting for others to take care of her physical needs, and not bothering to take any agency to deal with her circumstances. I think she even asks, "Are we there yet?" at one point. Near the end she has a significant dream, and when she wakes, does she think about it? No, of course not. Instead she thinks, Oooh, I wonder what my boyfriend is thinking, and isn't he handsome? She's like a delusional teenager with an obsessive crush. Finding anything to respect about her is a challenge in this text. She was a lot more likable in _The Iron King_.

I actually wish this story was told from Prince Ash's point of view. He is the more interesting character, and all the tension is in his struggles.

I like a lot about Kagawa's stories. In particular I like her willingness to add invigorating elements to the genre, elements like the stories of "Iron." I also like the geography she creates for these overlapping planes--it works.

The reader does a good job with pacing, tone, and voices. I'm not really sure why "Fairy/Færie" becomes FAY-er-ee instead of FAY-ree. I am also not sure why she attempted to affect a French pronunciation of macabre, but that word trips up a lot of audiobook readers. I am nitpicky about pronunciation, mostly because not doing pronunciation homework for a reading can lead to unintentionally funny passages in what is supposed to be a serious scene. Maybe the author says "FAY-er-ee" so it might be some idiosyncratic quirk of hers. I don't know. I just know every time the reader said it, my mind went to all the words with the same sounding endings: BUG-er-ee, FOOL-er-ee, NAVE-er-ee... I suppose buggery, foolery, knavery, and færie are all forms of bad behavior.

Anyway, it's pretty good, and it has room for improvement. I am going at least one more book into this series to see if it gets better.

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short

It was short and I wonder why it is not combined with the next book. I wonder if it was written after the next book? the story still has my attention but I am not totally wrapped up in it.

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Perfect Segue

Any additional comments?

It had been well over a month since reading, Iron King, so Winter's Passage was the perfect segue back to Iron Daughter. I was reminded of the story, character's and why I wanted to continue with the series.

Moving On!

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forbidden Love

well told great narrative performance fantastic storyline about forbidden love heroic adventures and magic what could be better

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  • Elisabeth
  • STANTON, CA, United States
  • 03-07-19

waste of time

A wishy washy protagonist and a silly 'romance'. There is not much to recommend this. Nothing really happens. It could have been the first chapter of Book 2.

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Good bridging story.

This is a good linking story between The Iron King and the sequel The Iron Daughter.

The descrption of the fantasy world mixed with the contemporary “normal” one is excellent. The forbidden romance between Megan, a Summer Faery Princess, and the Winter Prince, Ash, is achingly beautiful throughout this series, including in this short bridging novella.

It’s just over 2 hours on Audible and I found it essential to give context to the start of The Iron Daughter. So I recommend it for a seamless reading experience between the two main books.

Once again, Khristine Hvam does a wonderful job narrating.

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Need more!

It’s Megan’s turn to fulfill her end of the contract. Ash is taking her to the unseely court. This short story is nicely written, and shows the growth of feelings between the two. The only thing I didn’t like was how the narrator said “faerie”. Seriously, I almost couldn’t listen to it just because of that. Other than that though, she told the story well.

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great read

well read with great suspense. can't wait to listen to next book. just ordered it. here we go

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Leaves the reader hanging

Faery romance that drops off at the end. I guess you are supposed to read the next story. Narration is not bad. The story has some good descriptions but falls flat.

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Loved it!

Confusing at first only because it's been a while since I finished the first book of this series. Other then that, it left you wanting more....