After reading Kagawa’s novella “Winter’s Passage”, I just had to go back and read the first book in the trilogy, The Iron King. For any lover of all things fey or fans of Shakespeare’s Puck, I strongly urge you to read this book. Or even if you have never encountered either of those things, this tale is more than what it appears on the surface and is a really enjoyable read. Yes, I expected the romance between the main characters, whose opposing fey kingdoms would frown upon their love. Yes, I expected magic and danger to be part of the story. What I didn’t expect was a cautionary tale on how the modern world and technology are eroding the natural world and stifling creativity and imagination. This book is so much more that it appears from its description. The book has it all – love, magic, danger and a moral. I have already downloaded an advance reading galley of the second book in the trilogy, The Iron Daughter, which will be published in August. The third will be out early next year and it’s already on my reading list.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa