Book Summery (Via Goodreads): 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.
What a lovely way to end a series. Or rather, what an EPIC way to end a series. :) I really enjoyed reading from Ash's perspective. He had my emotions riding an endless roller-coaster. The cast of characters balanced each other rather nicely. Of course, I really want a Grimalkin of my very own. :) I enjoyed the overall journey, and learned a few things about Ash, as well as the supporting characters along the way. The incorporation of various mythologies was a nice touch. I thought Kagawa wrapped things up rather nicely without many loose ends hanging. If you haven't read this series, I highly encourage you to do so! I am really looking forward to Kawaga's Blood of Eden series.
“Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all.”
Cover Art Commentary:
I'm really a fan of all the covers for the entire series. They're beautiful, colorful, and look really nicely altogether on my shelf. :)