Saturday, 30 April 2011

Review: Winter's Passage - Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

The Iron Fey Series:
The Iron King
Winter's Passage (Novella)
The Iron Daughter
The Iron Queen
The Iron Knight

Visit Julie Kagawa's website for more information

Winter's Passage picks up Meghan's story right after the ending of The Iron King and gives us an insight into the journey she takes with Ash to fulfil her promise to return to the Winter Court with him.  While I wouldn't recommend reading Winter's Passage before you read The Iron King as it includes a couple of spoilers I would definitely recommend reading it before you move on to The Iron Daughter.

I thoroughly enjoyed Julie Kagawa's debut novel and am looking forward to continuing to read this series, she has created a world rich in mythology and full of interesting characters that has me hooked.  I love Meghan and Ash but Grimalkin remains my favourite character so I was glad to see him make an appearance in this story.  I can't tell you much about Winter's Passage without giving spoilers so I'll just say that it includes a little romance and plenty of action and is well worth reading, especially since it is a free addition to the series.  I love it when an author gives a little something extra to their fans! 

Source: I originally downloaded this copy via Netgalley but you can also find it as a free read on the Amazon Kindle

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  1. I didn't realise there was a prequal novella. I will have to add to my husband's Ipad so I can read it too!

  2. Yet another series I really need to read soon! I have this one downloaded and waiting for me to read The Iron King.

  3. I have to start this series soon! It just sounds so good!

  4. I didn't read this one in between books one and two. Based on your review, I really should go back and do so! :)

  5. i saw that you guys dont know the release date of iron knight the release day is October 18th 2011

  6. @ Viv - it seems like more and more authors are releasing novellas as either free or very cheap introductions / extras to go along with their series :o) I love being able to pick them all up for when I just want a super quick read. Did you get around to reading this one?

    @ The Slowest Bookworm - I hope you like this series as much as I have been, I really need to catch up on the next few books lol.

    @ Nina - I'm sure you'll like these books, I'm not always keen on books with faeries in them but this is a series I'm really enjoying

    @ Lily - I'd definitely recommend picking this up, I love all these little extras we can get now via ebook :o)

    @ Anon - thanks for letting me know the release date, I don't think it was available when I originally wrote this post but I'll update it now with the new information :o)



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