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February 2011 Book of the Month.
The Iron King is the first in a terrific new series - The Iron Fey. As Meghan Chase reaches her 16th birthday she discovers why her father disappeared without trace on her 6th birthday and also finds herself a pawn in a deadly war for Meghan is the daughter of a faery king and must choose between her normal life or one with a darkly dangerous prince in a magical world.
The Iron King is part of a new Young Adult imprint, Mira Ink. You can find out more about it by clicking on the links to visit their website and Facebook page. There is also a YouTube channel - to visit click here.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
My name is Meghan Chase. In less than twenty-four hours I'll be sixteen. Countless stories, songs and poems have been written about this wonderful age, when a girl finds true love and the stars shine for her and the handsome prince carries her off into the sunset. I don't think it will be that way for me."
Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fitted in at school...or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical fairy king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.
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About the Author
Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California, but at the age of nine
she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was
inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and
frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she
wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in
books and her love of reading lead her to pen some very dark and
gruesome stories. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for
writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores
over the years and as a professional dog trainer until she stopped
training to write full-time.
1864 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson presented his handwritten manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, originally titled Alice's Adventures Under Ground, as an early Christmas present to his 12-year-old friend, Alice Liddell. Read books by Lewis Carroll