IRON’S PROPHECY (The Iron Fey #4.5)
by Julie Kagawa
PUBLISHER: MIRA Ink
RELEASE DATE: 7th September 2012
FORMAT: Kindle, 67 pages
GENRE: Paranormal, Young Adult
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 the bestselling Iron Fey series. (Goodreads)
I am a huge fan of the Iron Fey Series and the IRON’S PROPHECY is no exception. It is mainly setting the scene for the new series, The Lost Prince, and also acts as a review of the previous books in the Iron Fey Series.
With such a short novella we are thrust into the action from the off, as The Oracle arrives unannounced and informs Meghan that she is pregnant and the child she is carrying could determine the future of all the fey. Scared, confused and needing a deeper understanding Meghan sets out on a quest to find The Oracle to understand the exact nature of the prediction and to see if there is anything she can do to prevent her son from destroying the faeries.
I enjoyed returning the land of Faery to follow another quest in the Wyldwood with the infamous Puck, Iron Queen Meghan, Ice Prince Ash and of course Grimalkin, following their tricks and banter.
Dealing with faeries is always a complicated business and no quest ever runs smoothly, so the IRON’S PROPHECY is no different. As we join the adventure we see a new side to Ash after he won his soul in the Iron Prince with some of the old and with a few unexpected twists the IRON’S PROPHECY is a fun light-hearted read.
Meghan is as courageous as ever and her powers have increased making her a queen to be reckoned with, and an uncanny ability to deal with the obstacles that are trying to prevent them from reaching their goal, quickly and effectively. The Iron Queen now pregnant with a son that could become the downfall of the faeries has some tough decisions ahead of her.
Will Meghan be strong enough to give up that, which she wants the most? and can Meghan and Ash be good enough parents and prevent the future that is predicted for their son?
First they have to find the Oracle to determine the severity of the prophecy and to see if there is any hope to change the fate that has been predicted.
“Nothing is certain,” he murmured. “The future is constantly 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.”
I can’t wait to read The Lost Prince to find out what happens next and to see if the prophecy becomes fulfilled.
The main purpose for the IRON’S PROPHECY is to promote the new series and Julie Kagawa has got this spot on. I maybe a little biased as I love the Iron Fey Series, but the IRON’S PROPHECY is a good little novella linking the original series to the sequel, The Lost Prince, which is set to be released at the end of October 2012. I enjoyed it, and now understanding what the new series will be about, I’m ecstatic. I love that all the main characters are together again on this new short quest, as Puck, Ash, Grimalkin and Meghan have a special place in my heart and their banter together is very entertaining.
IRON’S PROPHECY is a little slow at times but that is only because I have read all of the previous books and can remember them almost flawlessly, so I didn’t need the catch-up. I am looking forward to The Lost Prince as we see what mischief the new Prince Keirran will get up to and if Meghan and Ash can help him change his fate.
BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER
1. Iron King
1.5 Winter’s Passage
2. Iron Daughter
3. Iron Queen
3.5 Summer’s Crossing
4. Iron Knight
4.5 Iron’s Prophecy
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