Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey)
by Julie Kagawa
Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published September 1st 2012
By Harlequin TEEN
Series: The Iron Fey #4.5
Book Source: bought
Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.”
Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child….
A novella from Julie Kagawa’s bestselling Iron Fey series.
Review: How could I have taken a break from this series for so long? Julie Kagawa will always be one of my very favorite authors, so when I saw three days ago that this was free, I jumped on the download of the ebook. If you haven’t read the rest of the Iron Fey series, this one will have lots of spoilers for you.
There is a return of all the favorite characters– Ash (sigh), Meg, Puck, Grimalkin, Mab and Oberon as well as the magical setting I grew to love in all the other books. Puck has been off looking for more adventures that fairytale and myths are made of in Hokkaido, Japan and Latin America, and soon may be off to find a Yeti. Meghan and Ash are living their dream as husband and wife, protector and Queen.
The wishing tree is magical yet spooky all at the same time, and this is a novella about trusting your heart and a mother’s instinct. Most of all it is about the enduring powers of love, loyalty and friendship. We each have the power to choose our destiny. There is always choice.
“The future is always changing, and no one can predict what happens next. We have the power to change our destiny, because fate is not set in stone, and we are always free to make a choice. We are only slaves to fate if we let it control us. There is always a choice.” – Ash, location 1057 of 1343
Once again I loved entering the enchanted world of the Winter court and would recommend this if you are done with the rest of the Iron Fey series as nice icing on the cake!
Highlight with cursor to view content: Lots of kissing, reference to sex as a married couple, sensuality.
About the Author: Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.
Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon puppy.
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