Julia Kagawa is a talented American author, best known for publishing and writing “The Iron Fey” series. Her newest book in “The Iron Fey: Evenfall” series hit the shelves earlier this year!
ABOUT “THE IRON SWORD”: Banished from the Winter Court for daring to fall in love, Prince Ash achieved the impossible and journeyed to the End of the World stand beside Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey. Now, he faces even more incomprehensible odds. Their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, is missing. As Evenfall approaches, something evil and more ancient than the courts of Faery is rising. If Ash and his allies cannot stop it, the chaos that has begun to divide the world will shatter it for eternity.
Exclusively for QBD Blog readers, Julia has written a message about her writing journey:
When I first began writing The Iron King, way back in 2008, I had no idea of what it would become. The original series was only planned as a trilogy, and the story of Meghan, Ash, Puck and Grimalkin was supposed to end in The Iron Queen. But here we are, over ten years later, and the world of the Iron Fey still continues to grow, change, and evolve. As do the characters who live there. Meghan is a queen. Ash is a father. Puck is in love with an ancient faery assassin who was around before the rise of the faery courts. Grimalkin still collects favors while keeping his secrets close, but even a cat can grow fond of those he considers his. They have all grown and changed, and over the years, new members have joined the ever -growing family. Ethan. Keirran. Kenzie. Nyx. The bonds of friendship and family have been tested, broken, and then put back together, stronger than before.
But the world of Faery isn’t done with them, yet.
Over a decade later, and we come to The Iron Sword the second book in the Evenfall series. Once again, it is Ash’s turn to tell the story, only this Ash is a much different narrator than the soulless Ice Prince of The Iron Knight. Or is he? Being a father has changed him, but a new threat is coming, one that will put his family and his world in danger like never before. And Ash will discover how far he will go to protect his loved ones, even if it means rediscovering his ruthless, violent Unseelie nature. Turns out, the darkness inside him wasn’t quite as gone as he thought.
I hope readers will enjoy The Iron Sword, the second novel in Ash’s perspective. Of the original characters, he is the one that has probably changed the most, and it was a challenge finding the balance between Ash as a loving husband and father and the ruthless Unseelie fey that still lurks inside him. He definitely slips toward his Winter heritage in this book, but how far, and if he manages to come out of it, is a question only answered in The Iron Sword.
Thank you to everyone who has supported The Iron Fey series thus far, and Happy Reading!