The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@Jkagawa, @HarlequinAUS)

The final book in The Iron Fey series was released late last year... I held off as long as I could because I didn't want to say goodbye to this world just yet. But I was dying to read it and it was as action packed as I expected and my emotions were wrecked by the end.
Title: The Iron Warrior
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: October 27th 2015

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The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

I’ve been dying to get my hands on the final book in The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series since the cliff hanger ending in The Iron Traitor. I finally picked up The Iron Warrior to dive back into the world that I love, but sad to see the series come to an end. Now that I am done I sit here and have to tell you it was one hell of a ride! My emotions were all over the place! It was intense, it was full of action and there were some shocking moments too! I laughed, I swooned and I cried my eyes out… It was a memorable ending to a remarkable series and was better than anything I could of expected!

The first chapter was just two lines, and that was shocking all in itself. “My name is Ethan Chase. And I can’t be certain, but I think I might have died.” That right there takes you back to what happened in the previous book and all my thoughts and feelings rose again: the shock, anger and betrayal. Ethan had fought so hard alongside Keirran and formed a strong relationship with him that shattered in a blink of an eye. Now that Ethan has woken, he has a whole new battle in front of him; to prevent a faery war and to bring Keirran back somehow.

The journey was exciting too! I loved seeing the gang back together Ethan, Kenzie and Razor, with the help of Grimalkin and an unexpected guide or two that we have met in previous books. With war looming on the horizon enemies were working together to save the Nevernever. There were so many hurdles for the group to get past and each adventure was exciting which made it so hard to put the book down.

As you can guess, I loved this final book in the series! Julie Kagawa has continued to blow me away with her world building and creating characters that I love and want to see more of. I feel like I am right there with them and know them personally; I laugh with them, hurt with them and cry right alongside of them. I love how the original series cast make appearances: Meghan, Ash, Puck and Grimalkin. Each character helped guide Ethan on his journey in one way or another. The Iron Warrior was a difficult journey for everyone, but in the end I closed the book and let out a satisfied sigh. Thank you Julie for creating this world and reminding me why I love the fae so much! I do hope another story from this world presents itself to you one day… I could never get enough!

Complimentary copy provided by Harlequin Australia in exchange for an honest review.

This was an emotional moment, where all my favourite characters were together from the entire series. 

Okay, then. Guess it’s time. No more running, Keirran. We are coming for you now.
“Let’s go,” I told Kenzie, Annwyl and Razor, and started toward the Thin Man, through the ranks of fey. Meghan and Ash remained behind for a moment, the Iron Queen putting her hands on his face as she gazed up at him.
“Be careful, Ash,” I heard her whisper as I passed. “I can’t lose you, and my brother, and my son in the same night.”
“I’ll watch out for him,” Ash returned, taking her hands. “And we’ll bring Keirran back. That’s a promise, Meghan.”
I looked away as they kissed, giving them some privacy. I hadn’t thought about that, how much Meghan had to lose tonight. Me, Keirran, Ash, the entire half of her family. No wonder she was worried. Puck and the Wolf fell into step beside us, and Ash joined us at the tear a moment later, his face grim and determined.

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Julie Kagawa (Fade)Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time (okay, at least the illustrations did), but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, an obnoxious cat, an Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and a hyper-active Papillion.

Other posts featuring Julie Kagawa
The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten
The Iron Traitor #2

Talon series
Talon #1
Rogue #2

Blood of Eden series


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