“Iron Queen” (Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa (2011)
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Fiction
Page Length: 358 pages
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back. (description from Goodreads)
In book three of the Iron Fey series, Meghan is thrust back into the fairy world for another wild adventure. This time the mission is to defeat the false iron king, which proves to be a very challenging task. Meghan and Ash are finally together as a couple, but everyone else tries to tear them apart. It’s seems as if their new found happiness will face many obstacles along the way.
Like the last novel, majority of the cast of characters stays the same, but we do get to meet new iron fey. These iron fey become allies who also want to defeat the false king. Out of all the characters we’ve met so far in the series, Grimalkin, is my very favorite. He’s snarky, witty, but always helps out Meghan when there’s trouble. He also happens to remind me of the Cheshire Cat from “Alice In Wonderland”.
Meghan also becomes even more immersed in the fairy world by not only getting involved with the battle against the iron fey, but by learning how to wield her powers. She becomes a stronger fighter and picks up some sword defense skills. As she does so, her ties to the human world become even more distant.
Great installment in the series. The cliffhanger ending makes me wonder how the story will continue. 4 out of 5 stars!