The Iron Queen sees Meghan return to Nevernever to engage in the ultimate battle for Faery. The creeping iron and resulting death of Faery, the impending battle, and the sense of doom were beautifully captured as was the fear, bravery and grim determination of the faery soldiers. As Meghan, Ash and Puck enter the Iron Realm, we meet The Clockmaker and the introduction of time into the timeless realm. One of the most interesting aspects of the Iron Fey series has always been the steam punk appeal and The Iron Queen certainly didn’t disappoint.
The Iron Queen consumed me and the total battle at the end of the book was on par with the battles of Hogwarts and Narnia. I simply could not put the book down and am happy to say that I was completely taken surprise by the ending. Thank goodness the next and final book in the series, The Iron Knight, is already available as I would not want to wait to continue the story!
I would recommend The Iron Queen and the whole Iron Fey series to all fans of young adult fantasy fiction, especially fans of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy or Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. The Iron Queen is published in the UK by Mira Ink.
I give The Iron Queen four-and-a-half stars out of five.