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.
What a fun read! I wish I had been smart enough to read the Iron Fey series first, but here we are anyway. I did round up to 4 because it seemed unfair for me to rate a book lower when I haven’t read the ‘building blocks’ to it beforehand.
This book certainly made me a Puck fan! I thought he was just brilliant and I enjoyed that this story was focused on him as I know the others aren’t in the Iron Fey series. We got more Puck and we had the introduction of new fey such as Nyx who I thought was pretty awesome/kick-butt. The world is obviously impressive and expansive, vast in its creatures and size so I could appreciate that. Then again I do adore Kagawa’s world-building in general (see me shrieking over Shadow of the Fox for more examples).
There was adventure, mischief, new fey, and a new threat to the Nevernever.
I will say this book felt more of like a gound works set-up to the other books and so it wouldn’t hold up on its own as well if it were a standalone. The ending seems to set more of the tone of what’s to come in the next books.
While I enjoyed it, it did feel like it didn’t have as much thought put into it as say ‘Shadow of the Fox’ but I do think this is again because of it being more of a set-up for the events to come.
Thank you SO much to HQ and Netgalley for an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. I can’t wait for the next book after the ending of this one!