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.
Publishes in US: October 27th 2015 by Harlequin Teen
Genre: ya fantasy
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? yes. The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #3, The Iron Fey #7
Call of the Forgotten
#1 The Lost Prince
#2 The Iron Traitor
#1 The Iron King
#2 The Iron Daughter
#3 Iron Queen
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This one picks up right after the ending of the last book and its pretty naturally gives reminders of what has happened and the implications of the oncoming war. Ethan died for a few minutes and the veil was down so the human world saw the fairies and even though they forgot right after that gave the Forgotten enough power to start the war and cause general chaos. Kierren, Ethan's nephew and former friend is one of the leaders of the forgotten and he is the one that killed Ethan in accordance to the prophecy and that also put Ethan's older sister Megan the Iron Queen at a huge disadvantage because it's her son that is she is going to have to fight against to protect her people and her land.
There is a lot of character development in this one, not just with Ethan, but with all of them. Once again, we get to peek at how Ash and Megan are, and Puck and our beloved cait sidhe. There are steps forward in the romance with Ethan and Kenzie, and I loved the moments they had together stolen in their quest to find Annwyl (Kierran's love that is fading, and only kept alive by the cursed amulet that has stolen Kierren's soul). Once they find her they have to find a plan to convince Kierran to destroy the amulet, and hopefully stop the war that the First Queen and her army of Forgotten to stop before the veil is destroyed.
I flew through this one. There was a great mix of characters and action that makes me love the fantasy world that Kagawa has written.
The ending was good, but I did have some issues. There weren't easy answers for Kierran and his fate after making such bad decisions and treason against the courts. The leaders don't forgive or forget. Also, the open ending for Kenzie and Ethan is where I found my problems. I wanted definite and their future to be more defined, I would have been more happy with theirs if the epilogue wasn't there actually. But overall, I am satisfied with the ending to the series, and will miss these.