Reading Rate: ***
The story dove right into the action picking up years after the end of the last Iron Fey book. Puck is as usual looking for mischief when Kierran reaches out to him for help and they discover a monster that could threaten all of fairy. We follow along with Puck and friends (or is it enemies?) as they journey through faery to figure out what they need to do to save their world.
What I liked:
- Action packed from start to finish
- I love a good journey story and the characters go all over Faery and see so many unique places and creatures
What I struggled with:
- Puck was very angry from the start of the book, his mood swings and flashbacks gave you a bit of whiplash
- While the story was fun and exciting the overall plot and outcome of the story was predictable
The writing style and pace of the book are very similar to the ones prior so if you were a fan of these original series you will like this book as well. While you could read this book without reading the prior series since it fills in a lot of back information, it contains a lot of spoilers for the other books. Overall I feel this was a fun fast paced YA fantasy and I look forward to seeing where Kagawa takes the story next.
Thank you to NetGalley and Inkyard press for a copy of The Iron Raven in exchange for my honest opinion.
Wicked faeries and fantastic danger… Welcome to book one of the new trilogy in New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey fantasy series, as infamous prankster Puck finally has a chance to tell his story and stand with allies new and old to save Faery and the world.
“YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF ME…”
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.
With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten. Filled with myths and faery lore, romance and unfathomable dangers, The Iron Raven is book one of a new epic fantasy trilogy set in the world of The Iron Fey.
About the Authors
JULIE KAGAWA is the New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of The Iron Fey, Blood of Eden, The Talon Saga and the Shadow of the Fox series. Born in Sacramento, she has been a bookseller and an animal trainer and enjoys reading, painting, playing in her garden and training in martial arts. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and a plethora of pets. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Author website: http://juliekagawa.com/