Wednesday, February 3, 2021

ARC Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Raven

Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Evenfall, 1
Publication: Inkyard Press; Original edition (February 9, 2021)

Description: 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. For fans of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare!


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 Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat from a time before Faery began. A threat that brings him face-to-face with a new enemy…himself.

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. Evenfall is coming, and with it a reckoning that even their combined powers and wits may not vanquish, as a shadow falls over the lands of Faery and the world slips into chaos.

My Thoughts: Puck is the star of this episode and tells us more about himself as he and his allies battle a new threat the looks insurmountable.

Puck himself is influenced by this monster which calls out everyone's worse self and throws Puck back into the days when he was Robin Goodfellow and an enemy to be feared. Puck has to come to terms with the person he was and no longer wants to be in this story.

Led by Grimalkin, Puck, Meghan who is the Queen of the Iron Fae, her consort Ash who is from the Winter Court, and Nyx who is a moon elf from the Shadow Court along with others need to find the monster and find some way to defeat it.

The world building is intriguing and very detailed in this story. The descriptions bring the various settings and characters to life. I really enjoyed hearing this story from Puck's very irreverent point of view. I can't wait to see what happens next since this one ends on quite a cliffhanger.

Favorite Quote:
"Forgot to mention... Lots of things in the Iron Realm have a really disturbing fascination with insects. Just a heads-up, in case you loathe spiders and all their ilk and believe anything with more than four legs should be cleansed from the world with fire. Except octopi--they get a pass 'cause they're cool and can squeeze their bodies through pretty much anything. Everything else, kill it with fire. Spiders, scorpions, centipedes..."


I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Puck was a great character study. I'm so glad he's finally getting his own series!


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