Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Evenfall #1
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Released: February 9th, 2021
I received a copy of The Iron Raven in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Fans of Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey rejoice! As she’s about to throw us back into that world, with the start of a new series: The Iron Raven is the first of The Iron Fey: Evenfall. Better yet? It seems to be focused on the one and only, Puck!
Robin Goodfellow, aka Puck, is pretty good at creating a good time for himself. Yet he’s also never been one to turn down an adventure, no matter how dangerous it may appear to be. So is it really any surprise that he’s about to get wrapped up in a whole new series of events? Nope.
Puck is about to find old enemies and allies, while making new ones, and it all starts when some fey go missing. Isn’t that always the way of things?
“A long time ago,” I began in a grand voice, “in a galaxy far, far away…Wait, hold up. Wrong story. Lemme try that again.”
I have to admit, it’s been pretty fascinating seeing so many authors return to worlds and series that the fans have thought were long complete. Not that I’m complaining! Some of my favorites are being revived, so it’s actually quite delightful.
I do love that Julie Kagawa is making her return in a new series, even if it is set in the same world. It’s going to be approachable for both fans new and old – though obviously the longer running fans are going to get a lot more appreciation, not to mention nostalgia vibes.
Additionally, Puck taking the leading role is pretty amazing. He’s a character that certainly deserves it, as he is shockingly complex while still being an overall high spirited (albeit chaotic) character.
“I lost myself in the music, in the excitement and ecstasy, as I danced with the forest.”
The Iron Raven was a quick and fun read, one that features familiar fey as well as new fey, both in name and type. That alone was enough to make it a fascinating read for me. There were some really interesting elements mixed up within all of that as well, many of which forced further character development.
Long story short: The Iron Raven is a great read, it hasn’t aged up all that much from the original series, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s fun and sweet at times, while still having that bit of sharper edge that fans have come to know and expect. I think that her fans are going to really enjoy this latest installment!