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My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who’s sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I’m not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
In The Iron Queen, Meghan learns that it’s no longer possible for her to live a normal life. What has happened to her cannot be undone and she can only keep focusing on what’s lying ahead, hoping that she has adequate skills to stay alive while enjoying the precious moments that she has with her loved ones.
It’s bittersweet to watch Meghan grows up in this installment. Instead of acting selfishly, Meghan surprises me with a sense of maturity. Maybe going through wars has made her see life differently. Maybe spending more time with her loved ones has helped her realize that anything can change in a heartbeat and that nothing can be taken for granted. Meghan just seems … changed. It’s like she has blossomed into being more selfless. At the same time, I like that her temper is still quick and that she does not hide how snappy she can be. It’s actually quite fun to watch her go all quick-tempered and then within moments after Ash says something to soothe her that she just melts into the arms and kisses of her beloved. I also like that she learns to trust herself while commanding her fey power in this story. It’s quite awe-inspiring to see what she is capable of especially when situation becomes tough and I must say she captures my full attention in the last quarter of the book. When I watched her make her decision in the end, I actually cried for her. I would’ve never thought I’d feel so much through her but I did and I feel like Meghan has earned a special place in my heart even though I started out not really connecting with her in The Iron King.
When I first read The Iron King, I didn’t quite grasp why people rave about the Iron Fey series so much. But now that I’ve finished reading The Iron Queen, I can see why these books are special. Witnessing the growth of Meghan is quite fascinating, although I still puzzle a little about why she finds Ash so irresistibly attractive! I am not saying Ash is not swoon-worthy, but come on, Puck is just sooo much more fun and flavorful. 😉
If you have read The Iron Daughter and are curious to find out what troubles Ash and Meghan are getting into, don’t wait any longer. Pick up The Iron Queen and open yourself to a world of fey magic and fun adventure. I bet you’ll like it!