Wednesday, January 22

Review: The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey #7; The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3)

The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3)
Julie Kagawa

Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: Octiber 27, 2015
Date Read: December 24, 2019
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330

From Goodreads:
The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.

He killed me.

Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world has been cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now, she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Summer and Winter—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore.

The Iron Fey has long been one of my favourite series. I read the original series back in 2012 and absolutely loved it. The Iron Warrior has sat unread on my shelf since it's release. I don't know why I never got around to reading it so I thought it was about time that I finally finished off this series. I want to say I absolutely loved this book.... but I didn't. I don't know whether I'd had too much of a break inbetween the previous book and this one but I actually really struggled with the first two-thirds of this book.

The Iron Warrior is the final book in the series about The Forgotten. I remember loving this series but this one just felt so very slow to me in pacing. If you've been following me for a while you'll probably know I'm very much a fussy reader when it comes to slow pacing. I like fast-paced books that keep my attention and the majority of the books that I don't finish are because of pacing issues. I really struggled with the slowness of this book and I almost put it down a couple of times but I was determined to push through and finally finish this series.

The last third of the book really did pick up in pacing and I did really enjoy it. It was a great ending to Ethan and Kieran's story and I am so glad that I pushed through and got to the end and it was worth it and Kieran did get his redemption. I highly recommend this series but my advice would be to not leave a gap of 5 years in between books. If I hadn't have left it so long maybe I would have enjoyed it a lot more. As it is, I am excited for the new Iron Fey books coming from Julie Kagawa and I will definitely be reading them.

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