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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 real job.
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.
November 2011 New Gen Book of the Month. The third instalment of this epic fantasy aimed at teenage readers is perfect for fans of the Twilight series but in our opinion a lot better. We recommend you read them in order. The first is The Iron King, then the second The Iron Daughter and finally the third The Iron Queen.
For Twilight fans this trilogy is a must. Better written with characters that you can easily identify with plus a plot line that really draws you in and holds you tight and a setting which comes alive visually. Do, though, read the trilogy in order. The first is The Iron King, with this one, The Iron Daughter the second. The third is called The Iron Queen.
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.
`My new favourite series' Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series Return to Julie Kagawa's beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters, samurai and demons as Japanese mythology and magic swirl together in the New York Times bestselling author's brand new adventure. THE TIME OF THE WISH APPROACHES... Yumeko the shapeshifter had one task: take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple and prevent the summoning of the great Kami Dragon. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, has escaped and possessed the samurai she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with Genno, the Master of Demons, to break his curse and set himself free. But Genno wishes to overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness. To do that he needs only one thing, the scroll Yumeko is hiding. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross again the entire empire will be thrown into chaos. AND CHAOS WILL DARKEN AN EMPIRE. Readers love Julie Kagawa's Soul of the Sword! `Julie's writing is pure magic' `It's breathtaking!' `This book was simply put epic!' `left me on the edge of my seat' `like watching an epic anime' `I cannot wait for the next book' `i love all the Japanese folklore and mythology intertwined within the plot' `I couldn't resist this book' `exciting and atmospheric' `that ending!'
`One of my all time favourite fantasy novels!' Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series The first book in a brand-new series set in ancient Japan from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons...a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. As a temple burns to the ground Yumeko escapes with its greatest treasure - the first piece of the scroll. And when fate thrusts her into the path of a mysterious samurai she knows he seeks what she has. Kage is under order to kill those who stand in his way but will he be able to complete his mission? Will this be the dawn that sees the dragon wake? Fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, Cassandra Clare will be captivated by this enchanting new series. Readers adore Julie Kagawa's Shadow of the Fox! `Hands down one of the best books I've read this year!' `This book was amazing! If you love Japanese folklore, assassins, Samauri, Ronins, adventures, magic...this is the book for you!' `The world building was phenomenal, she gives us so much detail and history that I was CRAVING for more!' `Buy this book, read it!' `If you have school or work, you'll be sleep deprived because you won't be able to put it down!' `Shadow of the Fox is one of the best fantasy books I've ever read.' `If you want an action-packed fantasy set in historical Japan, with samurais, spirits, and demon-slayers, and a dash of romance, please pick up this book!' `I loved this book and ended up staying awake until 3:00 in the morning to read it!' `I don't have enough stars to give Julie Kagawa for this book!' `Full of magic, mayhem, and ahmazing folklore, Julie Kagawa created a beautifully intricate world that was so fun to get lost in. I loved it !' `I couldn't finish this book fast enough! I loved this and can't wait for the next book to be released already!!!' `MIND BLOWN!'
Don't miss the epic conclusion to the Talon Saga from New York Times bestselling author, Julie Kagawa. `MUST READ!' `I did not want to put it down.' What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side. TODAY, WE STRIKE BACK. WE SHOW TALON THAT WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THEIR NEW WORLD. Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth. She is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who is on the verge of world domination. With the order of St. George destroyed, she must journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down Talon. As the stakes are rising and the Elder Wyrm is declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not affiliated with Talon. The final battle approaches and if Talon are victorious, the world will burn. From the New York Times, and international bestselling author of The Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series comes the fiery, hugely anticipated finale of The Talon Saga... ***Readers are loving Inferno!*** `MUST READ!' `What a great ending to a fabulous series! ...It's going to be a tough goodbye' `Julie Kagawa once again outdoes herself. I am honestly at a loss for words.' `A thrilling conclusion to a fantastically compelling series.' `An excellent ending to an excellent series.' `I did not want to put it down.' `One of my all time favorite series.' `It's a series not to be missed!'
Don't miss the epic conclusion to the Talon Saga from New York Times bestselling author, Julie Kagawa.'MUST READ!''I did not want to put it down.'What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side.TODAY, WE STRIKE BACK.WE SHOW TALON THAT WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THEIR NEW WORLD.Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth. She is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who is on the verge of world domination.With the order of St. George destroyed, she must journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down Talon. As the stakes are rising and the Elder Wyrm is declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not affiliated with Talon.The final battle approaches and if Talon are victorious, the world will burn.From the New York Times, and international bestselling author of The Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series comes the fiery, hugely anticipated finale of The Talon Saga...***Readers are loving Inferno!***'MUST READ!''What a great ending to a fabulous series! ...It's going to be a tough goodbye''Julie Kagawa once again outdoes herself. I am honestly at a loss for words.''A thrilling conclusion to a fantastically compelling series.''An excellent ending to an excellent series.''I did not want to put it down.''One of my all time favorite series.''It's a series not to be missed!'
From the internationally bestselling author of the Iron Fey series comes the final novel in the fiery and unforgettable Talon Saga. Get ready to burn ...Today, we strike back.We show Talon that we will never accept their new world.Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth about herself: she is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who leads Talon and who is on the verge of world domination. With the Order of St. George destroyed, Ember, Riley, and Garret journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down the Elder Wyrm and Talon-if they can survive the encounter.Meanwhile, Ember's brother, Dante, will travel to China with a message for the last Eastern dragons: join Talon or die. With the stakes rising and the Elder Wyrm declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not allied with Talon. The final battle approaches. And if Talon is victorious, the world will burn.
The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde. After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling. In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against The Order of St. George and against own twin brother Dante-the heir apparent Talon, who will soon unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
From the limitless imagination of Julie Kagawa comes the next thrilling novel of the Talon Saga.The legions will be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon, or former dragonslayer can stand against the coming horde.Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all-dragons do not suffer human emotions-let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that. With Garret, an ex-soldier of St. George, dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by the dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling.In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against St. George and her own twin brother, Dante-the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
Winter's Passage Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron Fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck - Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon - who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey. Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter...a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat.... Iron's Prophecy Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn't have it any other way. But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts - gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan's past returns with a dire prophecy: What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them. Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey...and her and Ash's unborn child.... Summer's Crossing Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence...and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts. Now Ash has granted one favour too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help...into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice...betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.
The thrilling next story in the The Talon Saga, the incredible new YA fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. When forced to choose between the sinister Talon organisation and being hunted by her own kind, dragon-human hybrid Ember fled. Even if it meant losing Garret, the dragon-slaying soldier she shares a deep bond with. Now Garret has uncovered secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike. Can the danger reunite them?
When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She's lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike, placing them all in imminent danger as Talon's new order rises.
Final issue of the comic book series based off the New York Times best selling novels. Meghan and Ash set out on their own to find Meghan's brother, and face the mysterious Iron King once and for all. But Meghan's time in the Nevernever is far from over. IN SPANISH: Basa en el best sellers New York Times. El Rey de Hierro es el primer libro de la serie de Iron Fey, narra las aventuras de una nina llamada Meghan Chase. En su decimosexto cumpleanos, Meghan descubre que su hermano pequeno ha sido secuestrado por una raza hada conocida como "e;el vidente"e;, y lo que es peor, sustituido por un ser malvado del "e;Nunca Jamas"e;. Meghan viaja con valentia al reino hada para rescatarlo, y ahi es donde se desarrolla una trama epica.
Having escaped the Seelie Court, Meghan sets off in search of her brother, with the help of Grimalkin, Puck, and Ash. But more obstacles lay before them, not the least of which is a fight between Puck and Ash that has been brewing for years. IN SPANISH: Despues de haber escapado a la Corte de la Luz, Meghan sale en busca de su hermano, con la ayuda de Grimalkin, Puck y Ash. Pero mas obstaculos se ponen delante de ellos, como la lucha entre Puck y Ash que se viene gestando desde hace anos.
The Iron Prince betrayed us all. He killed me. Then, I woke up. Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was torn away. The human world has been cast into chaos and the Forgotten Queen is leading an uprising; a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran, Ethan's nephew and the traitor son of the Iron Queen. To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he searchs for answers. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore... `One killer storyteller' - MTV