I liked the earlier novellas in this series, because they were fun and interesting but didn’t have to be read in order to understand what was happening. Iron’s Prophecy, though, is different. Not only does it actually include important events for the series, but it’s actually integral to understanding the coming events.
I think that this was my favourite book of the series so far. Not that I don’t find Meghan’s story interesting – I do – but there’s something about a boy going to the ends of the earth to make things work with a girl that breaks the mould of most YA narratives just enough to interest me.
As in the earlier novella in this series, the events of Summer’s Crossing aren’t completely essential to the overall plot of the series. However, it’s still an entertaining addition.
I really liked this book. It seemed almost as if it was written as the end of a trilogy, the way that the characters really grew into their strengths and struggled to defeat their weaknesses, coming together in the end. And yet it isn’t really the end! That made it all the more exciting for me, because it meant that there would be more adventures in the same book-world to come.
This book fleshed out the major groups in the series a bit more for me. Since this is the first series about the fae that I’ve really gotten into, my knowledge of the whole “Seelie/Unseelie court” thing was very much lacking. So I found that aspect of the plot an interesting distraction from some of the more mundane things going on.