As Evenfall nears, the stakes grow ever higher for those in Faery…– GoodReads
Before we start, if you’re curious, here’s my review for The Iron Raven:
Onto The Iron Sword!
Once again we’re thrown back into the magnificent world of Faery that Kagawa has built. She’s brilliant and I love her.
This book picks up where we left off in The Iron Raven (thankfully because that ending had me shook) and our favorite characters are thrown into more peril and doomsday scenarios. Last book was from Puck’s perspective, this one is from Ash’s. I know why she did it, it makes sense, but I wanted more Puck.
The doomsday threat is ever growing and the gang has to travel to the Forgotten King’s realm, the Between, the Wyld, and even the mortal realm. And that is not even all the places they have to go traveling about to try and figure out what this Evenfall threat is.
It’s nice to get into Ash’s mind again with this new series in the world, especially after all the events of the previous book. I’m very curious to everyone else’s POVs now. ESPECIALLY NYX but I can’t say why so you’ll just have to read and see.
I loved it when I found out what it was, incredibly clever and once more the ending is just about where you want to shout ‘NO’ because it’s a bit of a cliffhanger. I now have to wait another year for the next book and this is unfair, haha.
Because there is so much going on, the pacing is fast and the action keeps you flying through the pages. This did have the same small issue for me as the last one. There is no denying that Kagawa is AMAZING at writing battle scenes (and we know she knows how to rip our hearts out), I just wish the depth of say her ‘Shadow of the Fox’ trilogy. These always feel a bit shallow compared to her other writings but they’re still incredibly fun and fast to read. Her writing style is so flowy and wonderful that really this complaint is something that might just be more of the fact that it’s for a younger audience than Shadow of the Fox and really it’s more of a ‘me’ problem than a book problem in that case.
3.5/5 Cups of coffee from me, thank you so much to HQ and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for my honest review!
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I was completely surprised this is actually from Ash’s point of view! But I’m also really happy since I really liked his moment as the main character in The Iron Knight, though I think I wanted more Puck too. I also want to get into Nyx’s mind ever since the first book (have yet to dive into my ARC for this).
I will say from personal experience growing up reading Kagawa’s works from the beginning that Iron Fey is very much for younger teens so it’s possible she kept that style (understandable considering) and maybe to bring back nostalgic feels? I have no clue. Shadow of the Fox is a complete 180 (and there’s so much growth I could cry I’m proud).
Side note: can’t believe we could’ve buddy read this lol 😂
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Be prepared for me to always be angry that we DIDN’T buddy read this.
I do think that makes a whole lotta sense then about the style in keeping with the rest of the Iron Fey series!
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