Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Winter's Passage

Title/Author: Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA/Fantasy

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!


Bonnie said...

I have a few friends who keep telling me I need to read Julie Kagawa's books. Why am I stalling?

BTW, I have the Summer Blogger Award waiting for you to pick up in my latest post. I wanted to pass it on to you simply because I enjoy reading your book blog!


Unknown said...

I have yet to read this one, though I did love The Iron Daughter =))

Great review!

SusanKMann said...

Great review. I haven't read any of Julie Kagawa's books yet but I wil check them out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm stopping back and following yours.

Penelope Sanchez said...

I read all the books then found the ebooks. This is the part of the story that continues after the Iron King. It gave a back story to the time that passed before Megan arrives at the winter court. However if you start into the Iron Daughter after a few pages you forget that the story skipped their Winter's Passage to Queen Man.

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