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Review: Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

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Iron Raven (Iron Fey: Evenfall #1)
Julie Kagawa
Inkyard Press
Published February 9, 2021

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About Iron Raven

Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.

With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten.

My Review

It’s been a really long time since I read any books from the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, but since I recently read and loved the Shadow of the Fox trilogy, I really wanted to read IRON RAVEN.

For the most part, I liked the book a lot. I kind of wish half of it was told from Nyx’s point-of-view, or that we got to see her perspective sometimes. She was definitely my favorite character. I liked that she’s loyal and fierce, but also really perceptive and vulnerable.

Generally I’m not really a fan of crude humor, but I can see with a character like Puck/Robin Goodfellow that it would be difficult to write a story centered on him without some of that type of stuff. I think I would have found him funnier if the humor had hit me the way it was intended, if that makes sense?

On the whole, though, I thought it was great to be able to visit Kagawa’s faery world again, and seeing the familiar characters from the earlier series was a lot of fun. I think you could read this book even if you aren’t familiar with the Iron Fey series– most of the connections to things from those books are explained, so it doesn’t require knowing or remembering a lot.

Definitely readers who enjoyed Iron Fey should give this one a read. I think also readers who like dark faery magic, a bit like THE FALCONER by Elizabeth May, should put IRON RAVEN on their reading lists.

Content Notes

Recommended for Ages 14 up.

Major characters are all Fey of different types.

Profanity/Crude Language Content
Strong profanity used infrequently. Some crude/sexual humor used a little more frequently.

Romance/Sexual Content
Kissing between boy and girl. References to sex.

Spiritual Content
A shadowy monster seems to be causing everyone it encounters to become angry, hateful, and aggressive.

Violent Content
Several scenes show battle violence.

Drug Content

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