Thursday, February 2, 2017

Book Review: The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey: Call Of The Forgotten #3) by: Julie Kagawa

Release Date: October 27, 2015
from Harlequin Teen
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"The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore."

My Thoughts:

Well I finally made time to finish up this series and I must say that ending is very bittersweet. The original Iron Fey books are some of my all-time favorites and while this continuation/spin off was enjoyable it never quite had the same spark for me that the original four had.

It’s still weird for me reading about Ethan as an adult, but I've really come to love him over these last three books. He has grown quite a bit and I really love who he became. But the one who stole the show for me was Kenzie. I love that Kenzie is so strong in her own way. She isn’t strong in the “I can kick your butt” sense, but Ethan would not have survived without Kenzie. She is ridiculously smart and gets them out of most jams. And then there is Kierran. That dumb boy broke my damn heart. He is so good at his core AND HE DID ALL THE DUMB THINGS. I wanted to strangle him and then smack him upside the head and then hug him.

Of course it was fun catching up with my favorites again and its cool seeing Meghan in all her queenly glory. Seeing Ash was wonderful cause I adore him and love him. And I loved seeing Puck because he cracks me up and he stole the scene whenever he showed up. Of course Julie Kagawa always delivers a great plot with tons of action and romance.

As much fun as I’ve had going back to this world, there is a small part of me that wishes we never went back to this world. The thing with continuing a series is that is takes away the happy ending from your favorites. Even though Meghan and Ash aren’t the central characters this time around, the nonsense Kierran pulls puts them through hell. I dunno. I just liked imagining Ash and Meghan all happy in my head. I still enjoyed these books, but I wanted my Meghan and Ash left alone.

All in all, The Iron Warrior was a good, albeit, bittersweet conclusion. It’s a fun read and I enjoyed visiting the Never Never again.


  1. I hate to say this but I still haven't read the Iron fey series lol and it's been on my TBR list since the first one came out. Hopefully this is the year so I can binge them.

  2. Ahhhh! I was not in a hurry to get to this one, but your review has changed ALL of that. I want to know what Keirran does, I want to be reunited with Puck, and I happen to have a soft spot for Kenzies ;) I'm in complete agreement about not messing with HEAs; but in spite of this book messing a bit with Ash and Meghan's, I'm so happy that you enjoyed being back in the Nevernever. Wonderful review, lobster! <3

  3. Lol, I only ever read the 1st book and never finished the series. I think I have to get it in audio for me to actually do so.

  4. I read the original Iron Fey series and was so excited when I heard about the spin off, but for some reason I could never get into them.


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