The Iron King : Iron Fey

  • by Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by Khristine Hvam
  • Series: Iron Fey
  • 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny - one she could never have imagined….
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan’s life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she’s known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she’ll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.


What the Critics Say

The Iron King is a must read!” (New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter)


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I found this mediocre

While this story certainly has a premise with plety of potential, I'm sorry to say I found the writing a bit mediocre and uninspired, and even a little trite at some points.
Kagawa pens for us a herione with a noble and dramatic quest, saving her little brother. Unfortunately, I did not find Megan a truly compelling or convincing character. Her "inner-life" (thoughts, etc.) and her personality were just not very interesting.
I know that this series is fairly highly-reviewed overall, and it looks like it just may get better as it goes along. Because of the overall plot, and some characters who did interest me, particularly Puck and Ash, I will check out the rest of this series eventually. As far as the narration, it is very good and appropo of the story. Khristine Hvam has a very listenable voice that is suitable to the character.
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- Arwen "I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)"


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This story had a promising storyline. However, the author could not seem to keep track of her story. Contradictions expounded. The world was unbelievable despite the fact that the author pretty much ripped her fantasy world from more creative authors. The characters had no soul, (Puck's character was saved only by the talented narration). While I can forgive improper english and swearing for the sake of the character/story/setting etc., the authors use of expletives left me remembering that swearing is for those that don't have the vocabulary to express how they truly feel. Save yourself the wasted time and read something with heart.
A few titles that I do recommend in the YA fantasy realm:
A Wrinkle in Time + any and all books by Madeleine L'Engle
Sabriel and Lirael by Garth Nix
the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage
The Demon King by Cinda WIlliams Chima
Tyger Tyger (skip the sequel however) by Kersten Hamilten
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2010
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.