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Saturday 13 February 2021

Junior Review: The Iron Raven

Puck the protagonist, joker, prankster and fool has had a lot of adventures in the past, fighting alongside his best friend and longtime rival Ash the Iron King and best friend Meghan the Iron Queen. 

He encounters Keirran (who is attempting to contact his mother, the Iron Queen, about some disturbing events in the Between) and Nyx (an assassin who works to protect Keirran) and must go on a thrilling journey with his beloved friends and new companions.

In the subsequent battles with a terrifying shadow beast, Puck clashes with his bitter past and long-buried secrets and has to find his way back to his true self. 

What follows is a story filled with sarcasm, pranks, battles, heartaches and friendships.

I enjoyed this book because of the unique world in which the story is set. 

The characters of Puck, the protagonist and his friends have been well thought out and established. The adventures and mischief in which Puck finds himself are thrilling and fresh. 

I am excited that this is book one of a new trilogy by author Julie Kagawa. While this book has a magnificent plotline, it does have some more mature content. I recommend this book for ages 12+.

Title: The Iron Raven
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Books, $19.99
Publication date: February 2021
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781867208327
For ages: 13+
Type: Young Adult Fiction