by Julie Kagawa
Published September 1st 2012 by Harlequin TEEN
Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…
A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series.
I had mixed feelings for this novella and the spin-off series of The Iron Fey. I was excited for both but after reading The Iron Knight, I sincerely thought that Ash and Meghan's story could finally be left alone and that any other additional story was unnecessary. The rainbows, butterflies and peace and quiet at the end of The Iron Knight screamed happily ever after to me and now this! Poor Ash and Meghan. Julie can't seem to stop torturing them.
Iron's Prophecy starts off like having a big ball of fluff thrown at you square in the face. Imagine
However, on the second part, when I started really noticing things beyond Ash and Meghan's sweetness, I couldn't help realizing how Julie always inject romance wherever she can even when the scene doesn't call for it. After that, all those sweetness between Ash and Meghan seemed forced. It was hard to enjoy their cuteness after. Though of course, Puck and Grim were there to rescue my decreasing interest for the story. Puck's humor was very refreshing however, there were also moments where I found his humor not so very spontaneous. I also loved the detailed descriptions of how Grim did all those cat-like gestures in between the dialogues. So cute!
In the end, I'm still not sure what I think of this novella as an addition to The Iron Fey series. But as an individual novella, I enjoyed pretty much most of it though there were also some parts that I found hard to make sense of.
Rating: 3/5 stars