Saturday, July 14, 2012

Character Spotlight: Prince Ash also known as "Why I Love Prince Ash"

**post is a bit spoilery**

So if you haven't noticed yet, I tend to get a teensy bit obsessed with fictional characters. I fall in love with characters easily and it seems like I am constantly finding characters that I wish were real. One of these characters is Prince Ash of The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa. Ash is swoon-worthy and a lovely hero.

Ash is a faerie prince of the Winter Court, which basically means he is supposed to have a heart of ice (see, here comes my pun obsession again). However, Ash is not very good at doing what he is supposed to do. Ash falls for the half-human princess of the Summer Court; Meghan. Once this happens, it changes everything about him and his life as a prince. Throughout the series Ash goes to extraordinary lengths for Meghan, even forgoing his title and former life. Ash literally goes to the end of the world for Meghan.


Not only is Ash quite lovable, he also has his funny moments. His banter with Puck is priceless and probably some of my favorite parts of the series. Their love-hate relationship is hysterical and I wish I had friends like them in real life because it would be entertaining to watch. 

When Ash was first introduced, I honestly did not know what to make of him. Was he good? Was he bad? Was he going to be the villain or the love interest? He was quite a conundrum, but a yummy conundrum. As The Iron King progressed, I began to see another side to Ash and I really liked what I saw. Here was a guy who has lived his whole life never fully trusting anyone, and the two people he did trust: one died and the other became his sworn enemy. As the layers of Ash began to peel away, I became more and more attached to him. I wanted nothing more than for him and Meghan to live happily ever after and the ending to The Iron Queen almost broke my heart. Ash ranks in my Top Ten Favorite Fictional Characters (maybe I should compile a list?) because of his swoontastic moments, icy personality, and willingness to go to extreme lengths for those he loves.

Some Of My Favorite Ash Quotes:

"If I'd thought I would regret it," he said calmly. "I never would have made that oath. I know what becoming a knight would mean. And if you asked me again, the answer would be the same." He sighed, framing my face with his hands. "My life... everything I am... belongs to you." -The Iron Queen

"I have come from the End of the World... From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request- to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath." -The Iron Knight

"I never thought I could be happy again. But you... when I'm with you, everything I've endured, everything that's happened to me, it was all worth it. I will give you a thousand Valentine's Days if it makes you smile like that." -An Iron Fey Valentine


12 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I love the Iron Fey Valentine. Going to have
    to get caught up on this series.

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  2. Those quotes are incredible! And don't worry, I have fictional obsessions/ boyfriends too;)

    www.sonorouswords.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm more Team Puck, but I still love Ash especially after reading The Iron Knight. I still have to read Iron Fey Valentine. Great post! Those are some of my favorite quotes too.

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  4. Ah I'm team Ash! I love this whole story! :) PS. My friend tells me that I have harem of fictional boyfriends! :) She is right! :)

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    1. There is no such thing as too many fictional boyfriends

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  5. Aww the quotes are really sweet, they make me fall for Ash even more. <3 :)

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  6. Awww...Have I mentioned earlier that I love your blog?! Well, I do.
    Ash is perfect! He´s one of my favorites too.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love hearing that, kinda makes my day!

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  7. Awww...Have I mentioned earlier that I love your blog?! Well, I do.
    Ash is perfect! He´s one of my favorites too.

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  8. I loove Ash. I think he's so sweet, even if he's sometimes cold.
    and he's handsome 0.0

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  9. I love Ash and this character spotlight! Those cartoon pictures of him are so cute, thanks for sharing!

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