Reviews: Shadow’s Legacy and Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa Leave a comment


My opinion of this brand-new series will differ vastly from the many fans of the Iron Fey world. As you know based on my review of Shadow’s Legacy, I am an Iron Fey newbie so I am looking at this world through a fresh pair of eyes and by golly I had a wonderful experience.

The story followed the events in Shadow’s Legacy. The land of the Fey is at risk. Something ominous is lurking in the Shadows and it’s up to Robin Goodfellow aka Puck and his friends to find a solution to ending this threat. However, they will discover that ridding their kingdom of this threat would not be as easy as they thought.

I had a wonderful time interacting with the characters. Puck lived up to his name of being a prankster. He had many facets, and it was fun discovering them all. Fun, charming and entertaining. He had me laughing out around many times throughout the story. I loved how the author delved into his past. I learnt of his struggles in the past. How he loved and lost and how the sound of his name struck fear in others.

Nyx, a Forgotten moon elf, whom I had the pleasure of meeting in the prequel, was such a badass. Her memories of her past were bleak, but she never forgot her skills as an assassin and her allegiance to the Queen of the Forgotten. On learning the Queen was dead, her allegiance switched to protecting Keirran. Hence her purpose on this mission. Fearless, strong and determined, and the perfect match for Puck.

The supporting cast added their special blend of magic to the story. Grimalkin made my day. His actions and responses while it infuriated Puck had me laughing my head off.

Each character was dealing with their own personal struggles while trying to fight off the threat to the Fey kingdom.

Puck and Nyx may not have shared romantic moments, not that there was time available for such things. However, the sparks between them burned brightly. I am looking forward to see how their relationship progresses.

A fast-paced read, Iron Raven had me flipping the pages. It took me on a magical journey where danger abound in every corner.

I loved the world the author created and found myself completely caught up in it. I couldn’t get enough of it.

All in all this was a fabulous start to this new series. It was a great way for older fans to dive back into this awesome world and catch up with favourite characters.

About Julie Kagawa

JULIE KAGAWA is the New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of The Iron Fey, Blood of Eden, The Talon Saga and the Shadow of the Fox series. Born in Sacramento, she has been a bookseller and an animal trainer and enjoys reading, painting, playing in her garden and training in martial arts. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and a plethora of pets. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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