Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Free download on Julie Kagawa's website.
Favorite character: Ash
Favorite quotes: “Ash’s voice was colder than the chill coming off his blade.”
“Instead, a cold breeze blew into the hallway, smelling of frost and bark and crushed leaves, and the gray, misty forest of the Nevernever stretched away through the door.”
This was a novella in the Iron Fey series that takes up where The Iron King left off. I loved the Iron King and am waiting anxiously for the Iron Daughter to come out in August. So, this was a nice bone thrown to me. It recapped the main points in the Iron Daughter and gave more romance fixes between Meghan and Ash. Ash still makes me sigh and his cold exterior is a great contrast for his inner struggles, the passion he feels for Meghan and his reluctant loyalty to his family and realm.
The imagery was beautiful if a little repetitive. However, it was creepy beautiful! “Give in, the cold whispered in my ear.”
The Wolf, the iconic embodiment of all wolf stories was frightening and a powerfully symbolic. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him.
Meghan's dream, when Evil Faerie Machina turns and it is her own face, reminded me of the Star Wars saga when Luke sees his own face on Darth Vader. Could this be some kind of foreshadowing?
The last chapter and line left me wanting more!
Posted by Midnyte Reader at 9:56 AM