Friday, 20 June 2014

Review - The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #2)In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice. 

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he's forbidden to see her again. 

But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, "normal" simply isn't to be. For Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice may decide the fate of them all.

*shakes fist* Oh, Julie Kagawa, you are cruel for making us wait a year for Book 3 after that ending! *ahem* It’s no secret that I love this series, and Julie Kagawa’s books are on my instant-buy list. The Iron Traitor is the second in the Call of the Forgotten series, following Meghan’s brother Ethan as he’s drawn into the Faery world, despite all his attempts to ignore it. This time, it’s his nephew Kierran who’s managed to get himself into trouble, and in a desperate attempt to save the woman he loves, Kierran could do something unthinkable.

Kagawa’s books are hard to put down, and this was no exception. More intense than the first book, The Lost Prince, it kept me riveted with the twists and turns and heart-wrenching moments. The complex and twisty fairyland of the Nevernever is as vivid as ever, as are the inhabitants – and I absolutely love that certain old characters return to the cast in The Iron Traitor (Puck!).

I won’t give anything away about the ending, but suffice to say, it totally threw me for a loop. I can’t wait to see how this all plays out – my hopes for the final book are sky-high!

Rating: *****/2*


  1. Gotta love those endings that throw us for a loop. Sounds like quite an intriguing read for sure.Cool cover!

    1. It pretty much guarantees I'll be buying the next book as soon as it's out, haha. The covers for this series are great! :)

  2. I haven't read her stuff yet, but apparently I should. :)

    1. I'd recommend all of her books! :) Julie Kagawa's books are all great.