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Monday, August 15, 2011

Review of Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa

Title: Winter's Passage
Series:  The Iron Fey Series, Book 1.5
Author:  Julie Kagawa
Genre:  YA, paranormal, fantasy, faeries
Format:  E-Book, 51 pages
Publication Date:  June 2010
Published By:  Harlequin, HarlequinTeen
Source:  Purchased

Synopsis from Goodreads

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

My Thoughts
I had read The Iron King, book one in the Iron Fey series, back in April of this year. I remember ranking it 3 out of 5, meaning it was OK, but nothing really special. As such, I actually didn't remember all that much about it. This short eBook occurs between book one and book two (The Iron Daughter) and was a perfect re-introduction to the series.

I was immediately re-submerged into the world of faery (which is a beautiful, yet dangerous place to be) and was reintroduced to all the characters I actually enjoyed meeting in the first instalment. Ash, Grimalkin, and even Puck brought wide smiles to my face.

There was so much in this short story I really enjoyed. It was really great to get inside Ash's head a bit and see the increasing inner conflict develop over his feelings for Meghan. The character of The Hunter as the wolf of all stories, kind of like a Wolf God was another favourite development of mine. Luckily the story wasn't long enough for Meghan to whine me into irritation.

Overall it was a nice and short entertaining story to tide the readers over between books. Now if only the longer length novels were this good.

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