During the release of the much-anticipated book The Iron Knight, I am playing host for today as I welcome Julie Kagawa to my site as part of the blog tour!
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Published October 25, 2011
Bestselling author Julie Kagawa is back with the highly anticipated fourth book of The Iron Fey series. Unable to survive in the kingdom of his beloved due to his supernatural nature, a warrior prince sets out to turn himself human. But first he must cross deadly lands and overcome nightmarish obstacles before reaching the fabled testing grounds, where he will endure a series of challenges. He is joined on his quest by a team of fantastical creatures, each with an agenda of their own—one, a faery prankster whom the prince has vowed to kill for past misdeeds; another, a wise-speaking cat who claims to be a truthful guide; the third, a legendary and villainous beast pulled right from the fairy tales; and finally, the last, a seer who appears to be the resurrection of the prince’s former love, long thought dead but now restored to life and as beautiful and tempting as ever. With these dubious allies by his side, the prince sets off to achieve his ultimate prize, but to do so will require overcoming the greatest challenge of all in his quest for a human soul—himself.
What five books are most important or influential to you?
In no particular order:
Harry Potter by the great J.K. Rowling: For obvious reasons, not the least being the whole new world she introduced.
Helm by Stephen Gould: Little known sci-fi about a seventeen year old boy who takes on enormous responsibility.
The Druid of Shanarra by Terry Brooks: My first literary crush came from the Shannara series, and this book had one of the most beautiful (and tragic) love stories.
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher: This book had me thinking about it for days. Extremely powerful and emotional, probably my favorite contemporary YA.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery: Another book that needs no introduction, Anne taught me that it was okay, even admirable, to be different. Though that stubbornness also made me want to smack her when it came to Gilbert Blythe.
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