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Guest Post: JULIE KAGAWA

Originally, The Iron Fey series was going to be a trilogy, ending with The Iron Queen. Meghan’s story had come to a close the way I envisioned it; she had to grow up and learned to take responsibility, even at great cost and sacrifice. She had made the journey from an ordinary, somewhat timid girl into a powerful faery queen who put the needs of her kingdom above her own desires. Her tale was done.

Ash’s story, however, was just beginning.

I never intended to write a book about Ash, in his own point of view, no less. But I realized he has so many secrets and old demons in his past–and his feud with Puck really needed to be resolved, one way or another. I realized I couldn’t tell this story in Meghan’s point of view. Meghan had already made her sacrifice and her character arc was complete. Now it was Ash’s turn to see how far he would go, how much he would sacrifice, to be with her. It was actually kind of scary, giving him his own book. How would readers react now that the walls and the masks were down, seeing the ‘real’ Ash? But I can say with complete sincerity that the Winter Prince has always been my favourite character, and I tried to write him as honestly as I could.I hope readers will love him as much as I do. So, as it says in the front of the book: “Team Ash, this one is for you.”

Author Link(s):
Julie Kagawa

Book Link(s):
www.theironfey.com/
GoodReads

Publisher Link(s):
Mira Ink
Mira at Facebook

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Book 4 of the Iron Fey series

Genre: urban fantasy

About The Iron Knight:

Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Source: Info in the About The Iron Knight was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9659607-the-iron-knight on 27/01/2012.

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01/02/2012 - Posted by | guest blogger, guest post, Julie Kagawa

7 Comments »

  1. I heart Ash. 🙂 Nice little guest post!

    Comment by Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books | 02/02/2012 | Reply

  2. The 4th and final was so necessary and as a firm believer in having all questions answered, all secrets revealed and every character pretty well dissected until their story is actually finished the Iron Fey series would not have worked as well without Ash having his own book. I lost the first three books in a house fire last September and got my pre-ordered copy of The Iron Knight in the mail after that. At one point I almost gave the book away and then one day saw the books for sale in my local Walmart so got new copies and sat down that week and read all 4 books in a couple of days. I have to say that was the best thing I could have done and should have read them sooner!Now am looking forward to your new series and will not make the same mistake of not reading the book when it gets in my hand because your characters hooked me and want more of them soon.

    Comment by jackie b central texas | 02/02/2012 | Reply

  3. Thank you for visiting CM Julie! 🙂

    Comment by Cherry | 02/02/2012 | Reply

  4. I really need to read book 3!

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 02/02/2012 | Reply

  5. i so hope 2 read them soon[feel ashamed been a bad frend and folower/been bizzy w/ school pls forgive ^_^]

    Comment by roro | 02/02/2012 | Reply

  6. Oh I have this one here beside me to read. I had to go get it when it came out. Now if I could get through the review books so I can read it. 🙂 I am very curious to see what is in store for Ash and what he has to tell us. THank you for the post.

    Comment by Melissa (My World...in words and pages) | 03/02/2012 | Reply

  7. What a great post. I can not believe I haven't read these yet. Especially since the author is a local author.

    Comment by Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com | 03/02/2012 | Reply


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