viernes, 5 de febrero de 2021

Review "The Iron Raven" by Julie Kagawa


➥ The Iron Raven

  • Author: Julie Kagawa
  • Publication expected date: February 9th 2021.
  • Rating: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
  • GoodReadsThe Iron Raven

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Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.

With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten. 

The Iron Raven is the first book in a new series of the Iron Fey world. 

Thank you to edelweiss and the publisher (inkyardpress) for the ARC. 

Like I said before, this book is the first one of a new trilogy following the long series of books of The Iron Fey. I haven't read the Iron Fey series so I was kind of confused at the beginning of the book but I have to say that the author explains everything you need to know and I found it easy to understand. I do think that you need to read the other books to feel more attached to some characters of the other series that appear in this book, but either way I enjoyed all of them. 

Like Nyx I don’t know the reputation of Robin Goodfellow (not having read the other books), I just know Puck. In this book we see him struggle with his old self, that fey everyone was afraid of, and who he has become, a person who has left behind all the things that made him bad. I was really suffering reading about his inner struggle of not knowing who you are anymore. And I liked the message this book transmits and how the author portrays it. The author did this so well I felt everything. Really I have to credit her a lot for this because she made me see the old Robin Goodfellow and understand him without me having read the other books where he was introduced. 

I really like the world, it's really promising and I just might read the very first book, but I have to say that this book felt more like an introduction than a story itself. It’s fast paced with a lot of action but I feel it kind of dragged out a little bit, in my opinion. Also the end was kind of predictable and easy but I also found it made sense because it goes really well with the storyline of Puck's inner struggles. 

I'm already declaring my love for Nyx, she's my favorite character and a red cap and I can't wait to see more of her. I did like Meghan, Ash and the other characters but some of their scenes felt like fan service, which I'm sure they are since those are very beloved characters by the fanbase, so I understand it but sometimes it felt like they were the main characters and not Puck. 

 The second book promises to be way better because that last sentence was really unexpected, so I will be continuing with this trilogy and I might read all the other books.

Summing it up, I think this book is a good introduction to the world. If you are looking for a funny but kind of dark fairytale I will say this is a safe bet.

Where to buy it?
→ Amazon

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