My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: YA Fantasy
Content Warning: mild swearing and sexual innuendo
Publication date: October 25, 2011
Description from Goodreads: 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…
My thoughts: I became a member of Netgalley because I saw that another blogger had read "The Iron Queen" early and I desperately wanted to read it. I am a huge fan of this series. When the Iron Knight became available, there was absolutely no way that I was going to pass up the opportunity to read the book early. I own all of the books in hard copy and I do have a pre-order placed for this book with Amazon.
The thing that I loved the most about the book was learning more about the relationship between Ash and Puck. We see the deep friendship that they share as well as the hurt and pain that led to the feud that has been going on between them. We see what it is costing them and the emotional turmoil that they have been going through for a very long time.
This story is about Ash. He is trying to become mortal so that he can be with Megan. He wants to conquer iron, and have it not lead him to a slow and agonizing demise. He has heard rumors that lead him on a quest to the edge of NeverNever, to the end of the world to find a way to give up immortality. Along the way he discovers many surprises. He finds out more about himself than he ever wanted to know and realizes what mortality really is. I love the emotional journey that he is on, it is a great compliment to the physical journey he is undertaking.
This is a great conclusion to the Iron Fey books. I wish we could have had more of Megan in it, but this is Ash's journey. I hope that someday Julie writes a book about Puck where he gets to find a girl who won't fall in love with Ash. I would love to see him have a happy ending.
Thank you, Thank you Harlequin Teen for accepting my request to read this book from Netgalley. Thanks Julie Kagawa for giving me something to look forward to reading. I will definitely be reading her future work.