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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey #1.5)


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....

The Review:

 Unlike The Iron King, Winter Passage is a prequel to the second book, which is The Iron Daughter, with only ?? pages long.

After the conquest of saving her brother from the iron king Machina with the help of Prince Ash, Meghan found herself on a journey to Tir Na Nog in honor to her and Ash's  contract: Ash will help her save her brother if she go with him willingly to Tir Na Nog. His Queen (and mother) wants Meghan---whether as a guest or as a prisoner, Meghan did not know. Since it is not a surprise that they have developed feelings toward each other during their journey in the Iron Realm, Ash started regretting the bargain he made with her for he doesn't want Meghan to fall under the hands of the Unseelie Court. But, to honor her end of bargain, Meghan insisted that they go nonetheless. In the course of their travel, however, they have encountered an unexpected danger as they were being hunted by an ancient and powerful creature.

It was a good prequel novella for The Iron Daughter for it narrates to the reader what had happened to them before they reach Tir Na Nog; and as to what had been the Seelie King's (her father) reaction when he was informed of his daughter's destination. The chase was thrilling because the reader doesn't know, entirely,  what creature the characters were dealing with and what will happen next. AND, the twist was good, I really had no idea.

BUT, the only thing that has bothered me a bit is the ending, when they finally faced the aforementioned creature. I was a little disappointed, to put it mildly, that the fearsome creature they've been running from is.....wait for it....The Big Bad Wolf. As in, Red Riding Hood's big bad wolf. I find it a tad, er, ridiculous. Because I was expecting more of an ancient and evil creature that guards the woods they're passing through....something like that. But then, there you have it; they're running from The Big Bad Wolf. XD

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