Part of the Iron Fey Series, book 1.5 in series
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date published: June 2010
Fantasy Young Adult
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
Meghan has just found out she is half-fey and a princess to boot. After the battle with the iron Fey, Meghan and Ash go back to her home to go to the Winter Court. Meghan asks to visit her friend Puck, a servant to her father, King Oberon. On the way to visit Puck, Meghan and Ash find out that something is hunting them and it may be that Ash isn’t able to stop whomever it is in time.
I absolutely loved THE IRON KING (Book 1 in series). It was a wonderfully told story that had fairies, magic, secrets and more all wrapped up in the pages and in this short novella, we get to see what happens in between THE IRON KING ending and the beginning of THE IRON DAUGHTER. Writing in the same way as her first book, THE IRON KING, Ms. Kagawa delivers a story that is full of action, mysteries and more that will hook you until the very end. I don’t want to say too much as this is a short story (about sixty pages) and I don’t want to give away too much.
In WINTER’S PASSAGE, Meghan and Ash have left her home in the human world and are traveling in the Fairy world. On their way to visit Puck, who was injured in the fight against the Iron King, Meghan and Ash find themselves being hunted by a foe that Ash may not be able to defeat. Can they figure who is hunting them and survive to get to the Winter Kingdom? A great cast of characters continue in this short book. We have got some returning friends (Meghan, Ash) and a few new ones to enjoy in WINTER’S PASSAGE. I loved how multi-dimensional the characters are. They fairly simmer with emotions and literally step off the pages and into your living room. The secondary characters keep the story flowing smoothly and enjoyable.
Tight writing, fast paced storyline and more make up the Iron Fey series. If you haven’t picked up THE IRON KING yet, I highly suggest you do before reading WINTER’S PASSAGE. It might confuse you on events that happened in the first book in WINTER’S PASSAGE. Julie Kagawa has a surefire hit in her series, The Iron Fey, and one I am eager to know more of. I am looking forward to reading more of her Iron Fey in the future. Run-don’t walk-to grab the Iron Fey series. This will truly deliver an afternoon of reading pleasure in more ways than one.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.