At last, we are treated to Ash's story. Ash has been kicked out of the winter court, and he is also unable to be by Meghan's side. Meghan Chase is now the Queen of the Iron Fey, and like all other Fey, Ash cannot exist around iron. So, Ash makes a vow to Meghan and himself - he will find a way back to her if it's the last thing he does. After all, he has vowed to be her knight.
This is a novel of constant action. There is almost never a moment where the reader can just sit back and go "whew." In THE IRON KNIGHT, Ash, with no doing of his own, assembles a band of the most unlikely companions. His bitter enemy, Puck, won't leave his side, no matter how fiercely Ash taunts him. The fickle cait sith, Grimalkin, ever complaining, joins in on the quest. Ash's mother sends surprise help, and a girl, long thought dead, assists as well.
Ash realizes that the only way he can survive in the iron realm is to be mortal. With this group in tow, Ash seeks a rumored place where he will face perilous trials in an attempt to become mortal. He must give up everything he knows in order to honor his vow to Meghan.
The trials that Ash faces are far too interesting to give away in a review. The tests he face make him seriously ponder his decision and decide once and for all whether being Fey or being with Meghan is more important.
I've always been a fan of Ash, so I was extremely excited to see a novel devoted entirely to him. Of course, the bickering with Puck is here in full force, but there is much more to Ash than the cold, brooding nature that has been seen in the rest of the series. Ash is a strong, noble Fey bound and determined to keep a promise he made. I devoured the novel while at the beach and hope that this isn't the last of THE IRON FEY series. After all, there's still Puck to discover!show more