The Iron Warrior loved up to all of my expectations. It was a fast paced, adventurous reads that won’t leave fans of the Iron Fey series disappointed. Once again Julie Kagawa completely drew me into this world of fear rivalries, and I have to say that I’ll be incredibly sad to leave it.
The Iron Warrior is the final book in the Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series. Over the course of this trilogy we’ve followed Ethan, Kenzie and Kieran on their quest to forge a new path for their generation. I’ve had mixed feelings about Kieran over the series as he just seems like a pretty mixed up guy, but the outcome of the series seemed like the only logical explanation for what could happened next. I feel like although Kieran was pivotal to the plot as a whole, we probably knew the least about him. He’s still a mystery and I would definitely read a novella from his perspective if one ever came to be.
My favourite character was Kenzie and I’m really sad that her fate wasn’t exactly how I pictured it in my head. Ethan and Kenzie’s endings are slightly ambiguous and we just have to have faith that everything will be okay and they will make it through no matter what.
The Iron Warrior brought back all of our favourite characters from the series as a whole – one of my favourites being, Leanansidhe. Can she have her own spin-off series please? The faery world that Kagawa has created could easily be explored even more and I could very easily imagine there being fifty more books in the series, because as long as there are dynamic characters and quests to go on it’s the kind of thing that’s never ending. This would also be a good time to ask for a book from Puck’s perspective – surely he deserves a happy ending by now, right? However, I think it’s probably a good idea for Kagawa to take a break from the series – whether she’ll pick it up again in the future, I don’t know – but I absolutely loved her take on vampires in The Immortal Rules, and it would be interesting to see what other worlds she can create.
Overall, The Iron Warrior is an excellent conclusion to the series and really does round it off quite nicely. I can’t quite believe it’s over, but if you are yet to pick up this series and are in desperate need for an awesome faery adventure then I recommend you pick up The Iron King as soon as possible. What are you waiting for? You have a lot to catch up on!