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Book Watch: The Iron Knight

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa will be released in the U.S. on October 25, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 400 pages.

The Iron Knight is the fourth and final full-length book in The Iron Fey series by author Julie Kagawa. A spin-off of this series is planned.

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Just as was the case in September, each week in October has seriously amazing books releasing. And the week of October 25th is no exception. If it weren’t for The Iron Knight, it would have been tough to choose, but The Iron Knight is my most anticipated read for the week and the book that I want to spotlight.

First of all, Ash is my favorite character in the series – yes, Grimalkin comes in at a close second but Grim is still no Ash – so an entire book from his perspective is like a dream come true for me.

When I thought the series would be ending after the last book, The Iron Queen, I was devastated. This was a series I looked forward to with each and every new release. Every story was magical. And with each new book I felt like I’d been taken on an adventure to a world that was fun to journey through with Meghan, Ash, Puck and Grim.

Each book in the series just got better and better. There were new characters and new obstacles in their way with every installment and I couldn’t wait to meet them.

I am happy to have this one last book, but at the same time I’m already sad that Ash’s journey will end. I’m just hoping that it will end at Meghan’s side. But both descriptions from Goodreads (which I’ve included below) make me really, really, really, really nervous.

I have been very careful to avoid any early reviews with spoilers about this book and any time I’ve seen the tweets fly by, I’ve run quickly from the timeline. But I have read the description so that I’d have something to say in this post other than that I’m dying to read this book.

In The Iron Knight we’re taking the journey with Ash, Puck and Grim as Ash tries to make good on his promise to Meghan to join her in the Iron realm. But as iron is deadly to the Fae, he must find a way to overcome that huge obstacle.

And according to the description, he’ll have to succeed on tests where all others have failed, which really does not bode well. But what makes me the most nervous is talk about an “ultimate sacrifice.” As the author has been known to not conclude her stories with the happiest of endings, I’m filled with trepidation as to how this series will conclude.

The Iron Knight sounds like it could be the most exciting story yet and for this reason, and just because this series is wildly entertaining and seriously awesome, it deserves the spotlight this week.

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Other books releasing the week of October 25th that deserve a shout out are You Are My Only by Beth Kephart, Amplified by Tara Kelly, Crave by Melissa Darnell and Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore.

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To get a nice peek inside, be sure to check out The Iron Knight excerpt on Facebook or on Amazon.

To take a look at The Iron Knight‘s book trailer exclusively on Harlequin TEEN’s Facebook page, click here.

Goodreads description:

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

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Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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