The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1)
By Julie Kagawa
October 23, 2012: Harlequin Teen
“Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’s dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.”
The Iron Fey series continues with Ethan Chase, Meghan’s youngest brother. Years have passed since we last saw Ethan, as Meghan ascended the throne as Queen of the Iron Realm. So many things changed, and we can now know the effects of what happened in Ethan’s childhood.
From the sweet little boy, Ethan has changed into a brooding and mysterious young man, with a delinquent reputation to boot. If you think, being the brother of a half-fey would make him incline to like them more, well..wrong! He treats his ability to see the feys as a curse, and most of his encounters with them ends with him on the losing end. Above everything else, he sees them as the reason why her sister left them. And he resents his sister for her choice.
But as Grimalkin noticed, he seems to be like her sister, irresistible to trouble. He finds himself in the middle of mysterious attacks on half-breeds and exiles, and going back to the one place he never wants to return.
Julie weaves another enthralling new reboot to the Iron Fey series with a new protagonist on its helm. Ethan has his own demons to contend with, as he faces a new breed of threat that the feys have never seen before.
We will meet old faces like Meghan, Ash, Puck, and Grimalkin (of course). As well as new ones such as from Ethan’s mortal life, and a new interesting fey character named, Keirran.
The story is bleak and is full of mystery. Starting from the real identity of the new threat to they feys, down to truth behind Keirran’s identity as well. I would love to get my hands on that Iron Prophecy already. Because at the end of the book, I think I needed it.
Readers who are new to the series, I believe, can read this book without having read the first four. Though I still prefer having read them of course. And they are mighty darn good so I really recommend reading the first, Iron King. It’s a sin not to meet Ash before things go down from here.