Monday, 8 February 2021

Book Review: The Iron Raven (Evenfall #1) by Julie Kagawa (YA / Fantasy)

Title: The Iron Raven (Evenfall #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publication Date: 9 February 2021
Pages:
416
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre: YA / Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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.

 

The Iron Raven was an enjoyable fantasy adventure tale. I came to this book without having finished the Iron Fey series (I only read book one). In some ways that wasn't an issue. The promo for this book says it can be read as a standalone series, and I certainly had no trouble following the story. However, I did remember some of the characters, and there were frequent references to events in the past. Enough was explained that you didn't need further knowledge of them, but I do think that having that knowledge would add greater depth and meaning to the interactions between the characters. The pacing throughout the story was good, and Puck made a compelling narrator. The story ended in such a way that it left me wondering what would happen next, so I would be interested in reading on to book two in the future. In conclusion, while you can come to the Evenfall series without having read any of Kagawa's former works, I think it will hold extra appeal for existing fans of the Iron Fey series.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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