"So, it's the ever so popular Firstborn Child of Doom prophecy, huh, ice-boy? How very cliché. Why can't it ever be the third nephew twice removed who's fated to destroy the world?"
I'm not even sure anything else needs to be said about this book, Puck has summed it up rather succinctly.
Harlequin Teen has heard my pleas for Summer's Crossing and Winter's Passage to be compiled into a paperback. Iron Legends contains both of these short stories, as well as Iron's Prophecy, a short story prequeling the newest Iron Fey series (which starts with The Lost Prince in November). There's also a few of Kagawa's Manga character drawings, as well as a guide to the Iron Fey, and an all too brief teaser for The Lost Prince (be still my beating heart!). All bundled into a beautiful little matching package to join the rest of my beloved Iron Fey books.
Summers Crossing, and Winters Passage are both excellent short story additions to the Iron Fey series. It bothered me when they were ebooks, and therefore more limited in access, because they add a lot to the rest of the series. Now that they're collected I would highly recommend reading them in the order they've been written for which is: Iron Daughter, Winter's Passage, Iron King, Iron Queen, Summer's Crossing, Iron Knight, Iron's Prophecy.
Since I've already reviewed Summers Crossing and Winters Passage, I won't bore you with a repeat. They're great. Read them. You won't regret it (especially Summer's Crossing). Iron's Prophecy was a sweet peak at Meghan and Ash post marriage, and launches them on a new prophecy which will involve, da, da, dum! Meghan's little brother Ethan. Enter series two, The Lost Prince. It's a great short story, reuniting the old gang, showing off some new skills and dynamics, and giving you an idea of how their futures might be unfolding.
The Guide to the Iron Fey, was both funny, and a great reference for those who have either, not read the series in awhile, or are the type to blank on characters and various backgrounds. Reference material like this is always a great thing to have for a big series (are you listening George R.R. Martin?? A GREAT THING).
The teaser for the Lost Prince made me mad with anticipation. So brief it almost didn't count, but just long enough that it now seems like forever before it'll come out. Already Kagawa has me salivating over the possibilities of this new spin off Iron Fey series.
Is it November yet? No?....How about now? Arrrg!
All in all, the Iron Legends is a must have for all fans of the series.
Iron Legends, by Julie Kagawa
Published by Harlequin Teen, August 28th, 2012