We're really excited to be a part of Julie Kagawa's blog tour for The Iron Knight! We're huge, HUGE, fans of Julie Kagawa and her Iron Fey series.
Today we bring you an excerpt of The Iron Knight. Enjoy!
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Paperback, 1st Edition, 361 pages
Published October 25th 2011
By Harlequin TEEN
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.
Unless he can earn a soul.
To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.
Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.
With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.
To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.
And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.
My stomach recoiled, hearing those words for the first time. “I promised someone… I swore I would find a way to survive the Iron Realm, and I can’t go there as I am.”
The witch raised an eyebrow, and I drew myself up, fixing her with a cold stare.
“I want to become human. And I need Grimalkin to help me find a way."
“Well,” said a familiar voice behind us, “that is an interesting request.”
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