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The Iron Legends by Julie KagawaThe Iron Legends
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5, 4.5
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date: August 2012
304 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy
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Enter the world of the internationally bestselling Iron Fey series. Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of the Iron Fey plus the Guide to the Iron Fey with exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.

NOTE – This reviews both the novella Iron’s Prophecy and the Iron Legends Anthology.

Iron’s Prophecy

This is book 4.5 in the Iron Fey series and takes place some time after the events of The Iron Knight.

Firstly, this story is just the right size for a novella. Not too short and not too long. It is about 65 pages and is actually very crucial to the story. This novella is no gap filler. If you are a fan of the Iron Fey series then I really recommend you read this as without it, the new books in the upcoming ‘Call of the Forgotten’ series will NOT make sense.

I really can’t talk too much about what the storyline involves as that would give away the ending of the other Iron Fey books but let’s just say all our favourite characters are back together for one final mini adventure. There’s a magical journey, a fight with a two headed giant snake, some romance, some comedy and one BIG decision to be made… all rolled up into one neat little novella. I completely applaud Julie Kagawa’s attention to detail and hard work that is put into even the shortest of books. She really does care about this wonderful world she has created!

The Iron Legends

This anthology is ESSENTIAL for any Iron Fey lover. There are all kinds of treats inside, from the 3 novellas—Winter’s Passage, Summer’s Crossing and the newly released Iron’s Prophecy (all previously only released online) to the Guide to the Iron Fey, this book is exploding with previously unseen or unprinted Iron Fey goodness.

The Guide to the Iron Fey is excellent. It is split into several sections to include things such as “Survival Guide to the Nevernever”, “Character Biographies”, “Glossary of terms”, “Realms of the Nevernever (And Beyond)”and many more. I soaked up all of this information eagerly, loving the fact that Julie left nothing out. I love the way that she actually talks about her own world in a witty and hilarious manner.

Julie also had some help writing parts of the guide from a certain cat! Grim’s inserts are funny and scornful (basically, his usual self) and I really loved this.

Lastly there is a little quiz at the end of the book about the world of the Iron Fey and an interview with the great lady herself.

If you are a fan of the Iron Fey then this is a great addition to your collection!

4 Stars

2 Responses to The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa

  1. emaginette says:

    Sounds like it's time to go shopping for a few new books. 🙂
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  2. Martina Bookaholic says:

    I still have to read the 'Iron's Prophecy' but I've it already at home and hope to be able to read it soon. Because I just loved the Iron Fey series and also in the new series 'The Lost Prince' something about this prophecy was mentioned… so i'm curious about it.
    Greetings Tina

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