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{October 23, 2011}   {Review} Winter’s Passage by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey #1.5)

From Goodreads: Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl…until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck–Meghan’s best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon–who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash’s detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter–a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat….


I didn’t know there were in-between novellas for The Iron Fey series, but I just found out, so of course I picked them both up for the Kindle the minute I found out.  This novella is the in-between for The Iron King and The Iron Daughter, explaining how Meghan got to Tir Na Nog, the Winter palace, and it was a good read.  If you read the series, without these in-between stories, you’ll notice that The Iron Daughter just picks up at the Winter palace… no explanation is given as to how Meghan and Ash got there, and though it’s not information a reader has to have, I was wondering about it.  Insert Winter Passage here.  Do you need to read it?  No.  Do I recommend it?  YES!

Again, Kagawa creates a riveting story as Ash and Meghan attempt to outrun a powerful hunter while on their way back to Tir Na Nog in order to fulfill Meghan’s promise to Ash.  It was quite captivating, and at times I could feel my heart rate accelerating.  My only complaint is that the novella rehashes too much of the first novel, recapping information any reader of the series would already know and, though I may be mistaken, I actually think there is a passage from this novella that is also word for word in either The Iron King or The Iron Daughter… I know I’ve read it in one of them.  But, repetitiveness aside, there is more than enough of a story to intrigue the reader and cause them to put aside the repeated information in favor for the new dilemma’s Ash and Meghan come up against. Four stars.


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