Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2
Publication Date: 1st November 2013
Pages: 368
Book Source: Harlequin Aust

Synopsis: In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice. 

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as normal as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for; his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again. 

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, normal simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all. 

My Thoughts:
The Iron Traitor picks up where The Lost Prince ended and if you read my review you may recall my surprise at how much I enjoyed the spin-off considering I wasn't a fan of The Iron King *shock horror* (yeah I know, in the minority) ... but maybe I'll give the original series another chance or maybe I'll just let this new found enjoyment play out.

Ethan's nephew Kierran is missing and desperate, insanely desperate to save his love Annwyl from the Fade. That desperation fuels the story, the urgency is palpable and in their bid to protect Kierran, Ethan and Kenzie are entwined in his dangerous quest. 

The Iron Traitor is a meaty 2nd installment, a dark journey with the action expertly orchestrated. And the setting is entrancing; Nevernever, Tir Na Nog, Summer, Winter, the Between, the Goblin Market - old friends and new enemies, the Forgotten aren't quite so forgotten and random confession time ... I'm sweet on that little gremlin, Razor. 

I'm thoroughly enjoying my journey into the land of Fae but Julie Kagawa you are a cruel, cruel woman ... that ending was just ... cruel, CRUEL. 

PS see how traumatised I am, a more fitting & descriptive word escapes me :(

PPS don't let the nasty cliffie stop you, I truly believe we should all suffer together ;)

Cover: Stunning


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8 comments:

  1. Hmmmm this sounds interesting!! I am going to check into this!!!

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do Julie

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  2. I've decided to wait until all books are "done" before I read this series.

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  3. I think Julie has the most eye catching covers, I always admire them and hope to get around to reading one of her titles soon.

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    1. You are so right Karen, Iron King the 1st book in the Iron Fey series I bought solely on the cover & book trailer lol ... I'm a cover whore

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