Parents' Guide to

The Iron King: The Iron Fey, Book 1

By Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.

Book Julie Kagawa Fantasy 2010
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Expanded World of A Midsummer Night's Dream

This is a fun read grown from the seed of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The beginning is part creepy, part realistic fiction but then fully immerses into fantasy. This is the beginning of series but can stand on its own.
age 14+

The Iron King

This book would be for older grade kids, great read. A lot of cussing though.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Magical and heartfelt, The Iron King is a thrilling tale told in gorgeous language. Once Meghan steps into the world of the Nevernever, readers won't want to leave. Fans of Harry Potter and other exciting fantasy stories will thoroughly enjoy this book, in which characters are well developed, with their own unique personalties. Meghan's a terrific protagonist readers will root for till the cliffhanging end. They'll also enjoy Puck's humor and tricks, Prince Ash's grace and romantic charm, and Meghan's dealings with fantastic adversaries.

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