You may have heard of me…
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool… King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known as never before, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat to the lands of Faery and the human world unlike any before.
With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten.
This is a spinoff of Kagawa’s wildly popular Iron Fey series, which I haven’t read, but with the backstory sprinkled throughout this book I was never confused.
Puck, aka Robin Goodfellow – huge ego, lots of snark, big prankster. I loved spending time in his head. After losing the girl to his best friend years ago, he’s still nursing some mighty big wounds. With his many acts of pranking, bullying, and fighting over the years, he’s not in danger of winning any nice guy awards, but has made an effort to change his reputation.
Enter a pretty female assassin who sets his world off kilter, a strange beast threatening the lands of Faery, and a quest with old friends and new, and you have the premise for this story. Plus, after being wounded by the strange beast, dark feelings Puck had thought long dormant begin to resurface, and he’s not so sure he can control his dangerous urges.
The world-building is phenomenal – the creativity is off the charts and, not being familiar with this world, I appreciated the descriptions of the various types of faeries and their magic. The supporting cast is wonderful, and I enjoyed learning about their friendships and previous adventures.
If you haven’t read the Iron Fey series, don’t let that stop you from diving into this humorous, action-packed spinoff. With a huge threat to the lands of Faery looming on the horizon, I definitely plan on continuing with this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About the Author
JULIE KAGAWA is the New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of The Iron Fey, Blood of Eden, The Talon Saga and the Shadow of the Fox series. Born in Sacramento, she has been a bookseller and an animal trainer and enjoys reading, painting, playing in her garden and training in martial arts. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and a plethora of pets. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Author website: http://juliekagawa.com/