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The Lost Prince (Iron Fey) by Julie Kagawa

The Lost Prince (Iron Fey) (edition 2012)

by Julie Kagawa

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Title:The Lost Prince (Iron Fey)
Authors:Julie Kagawa
Info:Harlequin Teen (2012), Edition: Original, Paperback, 400 pages
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Tags:Fantasy, Faeries

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The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa



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After reading the story of Meghan Chase did you ever wonder about her brother, who could see Them? Did you want to know what happened to him? In these next three books you will learn about how is life got turned upside-down. Ethan was a boy who could see Them, the fey. They knew it to. He had wards set up around his house and always followed a list of rules regarding the fey. Mainly, never bargain with them. Although after he moves to the city and starts fresh, he meets a girl and discovers a new kind of fey, the Forgotten. Forced to escape to the Nevernever, with the girl, and is dragged into a situation he had been avoiding for so long. Breaking all his rules, he must do everything he can to help. However, once meeting someone, he sets a dangerous prophecy into motion.

If you liked Meghan's story of the iron fey this will be your new favorite. A book you just can't put down. In this thrilling romance, action, novel you will see Faery in a whole new light. This book will continue the story of a particular girl who could never have guessed her future. I would rate this book four and a half stars. ( )
  PiperP.BG3 | Nov 30, 2016 |
Ethan Chase is the half-brother to the Iron Queen, a young woman named Meghan who rules the Iron Fey. All his life the fey have tormented him in order to get at his sister, and as a human, he has no defenses. He's devoted himself to martial arts and never exposing his true feelings to anyone, but these defense mechanisms leave him isolated and lonely. Then half-breed fey and exiled fey start going missing, and Ethan is the only one who seems to notice or care. He travels to Meghan's court to inform her, but she doesn't seem interested in intervening. Instead, Ethan, the human girl he has a crush on, Ethan's fey nephew, and the nephew's love interest go adventuring on their own.

I actually kinda liked Ethan's grumpy and angsty pov, but I hated all the other characters. Despite the fact that this is number 5 in a series (which I had no idea about when I picked it up, since the front and back cover call it "The Lost Prince: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1" but don't bother mentioning that there are a bunch of books I should've read first), the world building doesn't seem all that solid and it's filled with what I'd consider first-time-author tendencies, like having long non-plot-related sections and detailed descriptions of the author's martial art (kali) or overly purple descriptions of the main characters. And the dialog is just terrible. My least favorite came from Leanansidhe, who uses "pet" or darling every.single.sentence. For example: "I may be able to help with that, darling," Leanansidhe broke in. We looked up, and the Exile Queen smiled at Kenzie, twiddling her cigarette holder. "You are a spunky little thing, aren't you, pet?" Gag me. I read this only a few days ago, but I've already forgotten pretty much everything that happened, and with any luck it will completely pass from my memory within a few more days. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Kawaga is a genius! I've said it before, and I'll say it again!

I liked this a lot. New characters, and cameos from the old favorites -- Ash, Meghan, and Puck, Grim! It was awesome. I'm definitely excited to continue with this series. I'm not quite as attached to them as the original cast, but it's the first book, so I'm waiting to see :)

If you like The Iron Fey series, it's definitely worth it to go back into this wonderful world of Fae and fantasy. ( )
  Diamond.Dee. | Jul 3, 2015 |
Not since 'Buffy' has burning down your high school (all or part of it) led to such a great story. One where the protagonist - and accused arsonist - is struggling to live a relatively normal life, all while dealing with the existence of otherworldly creatures - of the not so friendly variety - that no one else is even aware of.

Buffy almost had it easier in the 'pretending to be normal' department too: vampires couldn't come out in the sunlight and everyone else could see them. The fae, however, are entirely different. Not restricted to nighttime hours, they're around always . . . but only other fae see them, unless they want to be seen.

Which has led to Ethan Chase, Meghan Chase from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey quartet's younger half brother, being labelled as a trouble maker - as a suspected high school arsonist.

Ready to start over now at another school, Ethan plans to keep to his rule not to look at Them, not to let Them know he can see. If they don't know he can see, the fae can torment him, can bring trouble his way - like they did before. They'll think he's like everyone else.

Ethan thinks he's done a fine job of keeping away the world that took his sister Meghan away from him and their family.Iron, salt, wards, he does everything he can to keep Them out, to stay unnoticed.

But it seems not to be working when he's pulled back into a world he thought he'd never be a part of again - and with someone he'd already vowed to stay away from.

The Lost Prince is the first book in The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, both a continuation of The Iron Fey series - with Meghan, Ash and Puck that contains four novels and three short stories - and the start to a new series starring Ethan.

While it's clear that The Lost Prince is a new series - with new characters, settings, events, etc - Kagawa found a pretty perfect blend of continuing The Iron Fey series and starting Call of the Forgotten. Ethan Chase, at the start of the book, is a teenager, twelve years removed from the events of The Iron King.

It's a great way to start the series because those familiar with the previous books get to see what's happened to Meghan's adorable baby brother in the interim years and it also makes it possible for new readers to pick-up the series. There's enough information (recap for old readers, introduction for new ones) to get everyone up-to-date with the fae lore, what happened to Ethan already, but not so much that you get bogged down in previous events. (Old readers will be happy that it's not all catch-up and new readers won't be left thinking, "Hunh?!")

In earlier books, we got a glimpse of the Iron Realm, a new fae court - along with Summer and Winter - that the author created for this series. In The Lost Prince we get to see it fully imagined. I loved the parts we saw from Meghan's trips to it before, but always seemed to still have a better picture of Summer and Winter. Not anymore. Imagination is so apparent in the creation of the Iron court, you can picture it all. The Iron court has become as real, as easy to picture as the Seelie or Unseelie courts of Summer and Winter.

The characters are new this time around - tiny pre-schooler Ethan? Have you seen Ethan on the cover? Yeah, new guy - but we do get some visits from some old favorites (or not so favorites depending on how you interpret that/view them). It was nice to have some of them back.

Ethan's probably what made this book so fantastic. (Seriously, this book is pretty much made of awesome and I blame Ethan - and Julie Kagawa's writing/creation of him.) He's grown up, lived almost his whole life up to this point, knowing about - and seeing - the fae. Knowing that's where his sister is. It's wreaked havoc on his life in more ways than one. It seems to have not only changed but really shaped who he's become.

Ethan's a kind of brilliant character. And the other new characters? Not so bad themselves.

I really can't wait to see where this new series/part of the series goes. I'll be eagerly awaiting Book #2 The Traitor Son.

  BookSpot | May 18, 2015 |
3 ½ Stars ( )
  BookaholicCat | Mar 4, 2015 |
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When Ethan Chase is attacked and the fey begin to disappear, he must change the rules he lives by to protect his family and save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

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