Today we review the second book in The Iron Fey series (you can see our review of the first book here)..
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan s own fey powers have been cut off. She s stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can t help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
The Iron Daughter starts off right where The Iron King leaves us, with Meghan captive in the Winter Court. Thought she and Ash met and fought the Iron fey, there are many in the Winter court who don’t believe that they exist. When Meghan witnesses a murder and theft within the palace walls that sparks a war between Summer and Winter, she suspects the Iron fey are back and sets off to retrieve the item and stop the war before the opposing parties wipe each other out completely.
Unlike, The Iron King, the book moves a little slowly initially, settling us back into the scene and characters and focusing on Meghan and Ash’s relationship. Meghan’s attitude to Ash’s treatment of her takes up much of the first section of the book, and I struggled to empathize wither her immaturity. However, a few chapters further, the action begins, taking us on a journey into the Nevernever, with my favourite characters from the first book returning, Grimalkin and Puck. From this point on, the plot picks up pace and you wonder throughout who will survive, how it’s going to be ending and whether it can possibly be a happy one. You’ll have to read it yourself to find the answer to those questions, though, and you won’t be disappointed. Though I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book, it did leave me wanting to read the next one.
Thanks to Mira Ink for sending us a copy – you can buy it here now..