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.
- Not my favorite of the series, but it was good. At least I'm not anguishing over the end of The Iron Queen anymore.
- I wanted an epilogue or something. I want to know how Meghan and Ash are doing!
- I don't know how I feel about the book being from Ash's perspective. I know this couldn't be from Meghan's POV, but it was weird reading from a new perspective. I loved that Ash was mysterious and quiet. I was always wondering what he was thinking. This book took all that mystery and wondering away.
- I like that Ash had to go through this incredible journey to be with Meghan again. He really is a knight in shining armor.
- I don't know why we needed Puck in this story. I'm glad Ash and Puck were able to put differences aside, but Puck wasn't really needed. I don't understand why Puck would help Ash. He loves Meghan too. Why wasn't he trying to get a soul? I feel like Puck gave up too quickly.
- I loved the trials. Those darn fey underestimate us humans!
- The Big Bad Wolf is introduced in this book, and I really liked him. I liked the dynamic between him and Grimalken.
- I had a really big problem with the other character that joined our heroes on their journey, but my issues with her were resolved in the end, so I'm happy.
- This was a very fitting ending to the Iron Fey series! Well done!
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