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Winter's Passage (The Iron Fey #1.5)

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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 o

ebook, 49 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Harlequin Teen
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Kwesi 章英狮
When we were young, we usually ask our parents to tell stories that will delight our evening. It was like a new life, a new day for a kid and everlasting days of sweet dreams. When we are older, we want to tell stories to the younger one and sometimes we felt behind from the stories that had been told. A lot of books lately had been published to create different perspective of the old fairy tales that our parents told us every night and sometimes they recreate a new story that will warm readers ...more
FINAL RATING: ★★★/★★★★★

Oh Ash... *sigh*... he is amazing ♥

This short story is kind of necessary for the series because it shows in a way how Ash feels and all dread Meghan has to face now + there is something vicious stalking them...and it will be important later in the series.

Basically the synopsis is enough to tell you what is going on, but still... It's worth reading :) I kind of miss Puck by now and i hope he is going to return in all his glory ASAP.

Now,onto the next book :D

Heather Kegler
I can't believe this book was free! I totally would've paid for it. THANK YOU!!!! This will satiate my nagging impatience for Iron Daughter. The only thing that would make me happier is moving the release of book 2 to about 2 weeks from today (hint, nudge, wink). Follow the link for happiness.

What a TEASE! My impatience for the release of The Iron Daughter just multiplied exponentially! Winter's Passage spins the tale of Meghan and Ash's journey to Tir Na Nog to uphold Ash's vow to the Winter Qu
Once I was finished with The Iron King I was stumped because I wanted to read the second book soon after, but I was (and still am) on hold for The Iron Daughter and needed something to satisfy my need to know what happens, so I downloaded this from this from the author's site for free. Score for me!

This short story records Ash and Meghan's misadventure trying to travel to the Winter Court. They of course encounter resistance and problems in just a few pages, and the story ends with Meghan situat
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
While this was only a novella, I thoroughly enjoyed it for the hour and a half or so I put into it. I wanted a little more of Prince Ash and I was sitting at work during lunch break and decided to read this-and I'm so glad I did.

Summer and Winter were not supposed to fall in love.

By reading this, I got little bits and pieces of Ash, that while some of it is being recapped in The Iron Daughter, there are also parts that aren't being mentioned again and I get to log those away in my creepy, obses
Winter's Passage is a sweet taste of the continuation of The Iron King. We were left off with Ash coming to get Megan and bring her back, as promised, to the Winter Queen. On this icy adventure, nothing ever goes smoothly in Julie Kagawa's stunning fae world, as Ash and Meghan are being followed by an old evil force.
This, is there journey...

This was so awesome! Even if it was only a small taste back into this world, it was so worth the read! It was so great to see Ash, Meghan and even Grim again
I’m so glad I continued this series! This novella was everything I wanted the 1st book to be. It had more Megan and Ash, more dire situations, less description of the scenery, less descriptions and appearances of the creatures (I’m just not a huge fan of creepy creatures) and lots of actions and words from Ash that made me completely melt and sigh out loud. Although he still gives his fair share of trying to curtail his feelings about Meghan even though it seems fruitless.

Ash - My feelings for y
For those of you who've been hiding under a rock, Winter's Passage is an Iron Fey novella that takes place between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. It's a really short read, but it's definitely worth your time. Winter's Passage contains everything I loved about The Iron King and The Iron Daughter, except its length. Since I've read everything Julie Kagawa has written so far, I'm just going to have to writhe in agony until Book 3 (The Iron Queen) is released. And that's going to be awhile...

It was okay for a novella. Nothing special really.
The BookWhisperer
Winter's passage is a very short transition short story between The Iron King and The Iron's Daughter. At just 50 pages I can honestly say that I didn't expect a lot of this. Although, I found it was not a direct shot of delivering Megan to the Winter court, and included added emotion to the ongoing struggle for the Winter Son and Summer Daughters love. I am even more eager to get my hands on the next book. This series promises success.
Finally, you'll know what took place after Prince Ash came to get Meghan from her home, as part of their contract, to see the Winter Queen.

Very short, but great story. Lots of action, sweet romance and very nice surprises.

If you liked The Iron King, this one is a must-read. Specially if you're going to read The Iron Daughter.

Maybe you're lucky to read the advance copy of The Iron Daughter or maybe you read a review, but surely you already know that Ash and Meghan are not the same as in The Iron
Dec 01, 2010 Joyzi rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who love Tinkahbell
Recommended to Joyzi by: Goodreads
Having read Naruto(its a manga btw) I already know that fillers for most of the time are crap. Yeah and this filler novella was just like that but still the writing is not that bad and forgive me but I just felt annoyed that I think I just wasted my time on this one rather than having starting to read the next book Iron Daughter.

So yeah not a bad filler but not great either and to think that the scenes in this book were mentioned also in flashback in Iron Daughter. And I was like what the fudge
Winter’s Passage has done me a kindness in easing the wait between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. I will be upfront and say that I have a minor complaint about this book: I wanted more! I confess that a few parts of the novella felt a tiny bit rushed to me, particularly the climax. Otherwise, I think Winter’s Passage did a great job of tying up a few loose threads from The Iron King while still presenting a bit of a cliffhanger as readers wait for The Iron Queen.

For such a short volume, K
I'm like a rabid dog right now,and I'm sure I'll start sprouting fur if I don't get my hands on The Iron Daughter soon.
Robin (Bridge Four)
Set right after The Iron King. Ash has come to take Meghan back to Mag and the Winter court to fulfill the terms of their deal. Meghan is determined to keep the promise she made she only asks to go and see Puck before setting out to be held captive by Queen Mab for who know how long. But Oberon wants his daughter back in the Summer court and has sent something to bring her home.

This is a good look into the struggle that Ash faces as he knows the rules of Faery and while he cares for Meghan he al
Julie Kagawa continues to bring witty, fun, adventurous, heartwarming style in her Iron Fey Series. Winter’s Passage brings readers up to speed with Meghan Chase following up how she ends up in the Winter Court. The thing I love about The Iron Fey Series is Meghan and Ash; how they act around each other, how they have learned to read each other’s emotions even when they are trying not to show any emotion at all. Winter’s Passage stays true to The Iron Fey Series with snarky commentary, lust, lov ...more
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

Sorry my Goodreads kingdom. I had been missing for quite some times now. Uni is driving me nuts and not getting a constant dose of reading is equally maddening.

So...Winter's Passage. It's not bad. I mean, how could it be bad when it was written by Julie Kagawa.

But meh! I liked Meghan less in this novella and I was told that I would like her even less in The Iron Daughter. Honestly, that Big Bad Wolf has more personalities than she does. I cringed e
Please see review also at Books Are Magic and join the blog, if you like it.

Winter's Passage is not a full-length book, but an interim e-novella in the Iron Fey series that takes place between The Iron King and The Iron Daughter.

The story continues exactly where the first book ended. If you remember, Meghan, the Summer Princess, made a contract with Ash, the Winter Prince, in The Iron King and Ash had done his part of his contract in the first book. In "Winter's Passage", Ash comes to get Megha
Nina ♥
UPDATE: Julie Kagawa has written another e-book exclusive novella out in June, SUMMER'S CROSSING -- told from Puck's POV! PUCK! OMG YES!! :D :)


Great short story! I loved it. I loved how Meghan kept her part of the deal even after (view spoiler)
Cynthia (A Blog about Nothing)
An amazing treat from Julie Kagawa, Winter's Passage has everything that I love from The Iron King plus more. I love the way that Julie created her faerie mythology in The Iron King and we see another addition to it in Winter's Passage as she introduces The Hunter which is a very old mythical creature and one of my favorites.

The story begins right where The Iron King ended, Meghan has agreed to go to the Winter Court with Ash so they start their adventure filled journey in Winter's Passage. We g
Annie Brewer
GAH!!!! I love this world!!!! I missed Puck. But this was freakin awesome!!!! I love Grim, as usual. His sudden appearance and disappearances all the time. I love Meghan and Ash. This journey is just incredible. I can clearly picture everything happening and Kagawa has an ability to draw you in so deep, making you feel like you're along for the ride as well. What a great novella. Love it!!!

This was a great novella. Once again, we follow Meghan on a journey. She must go to the Winter Court with A
Greta is Erikasbuddy
I freaking adore this series!! I mean... this is the shiz niz!!

So, in this book (as you will see) it's cold and icey and there's a wolf staring at you on the cover.

But why a wolf? WHY?!!!

I asked myself that same question throughout this book until I figured it out. And the answer is BRILLIANT!! But I refuse to tell you girlies any more ... wait... do any guys read my reviews? Hmmms... perhaps I'm being a little sexist here. Ok... I refuse to tell ANY OF YOU (that's more politically correct) any
I just love the world Julie has created. The magic of the Faery world in danger of technology development nowadays. People forget to dream about magic, so the Faeries disappear slowly. But it's not just this what makes the Iron Fey saga so wonderful, it's the fantastic characters she created. Meghan is such a brave and loyal person that loves with her whole heart and never thinks twice when she has the chance to rescue her beloved. Be it her brother in The Iron King or Ash, the Ice Prince she fe ...more
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review now also appears on Reading Lark:

This is really an excellent bridge between the fabulous first two books in The Iron Fey series, both of which I absolutely adored.

I LOVED that this little short-story was about Meghan & Ash's journey to the Unseelie Court... not only the physical journey but also their romantic/emotional journey.

Meghan is starting to fully embrace her fey heritage, and with that comes the fact that she takes her contracts se
WINTER'S PASSAGE, by Julie Kagawa, answered some essential questions that I pondered after reading The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. I really enjoy when authors complete the "fillers" in between books, and this novella was no different!

In this story, we take the journey to Tir Na Nog with Meghan and Ash. The imminent separation between these two lovebirds looms over them as they first check the status of Puck's health and then continue on to meet Queen Mab. Grimalkin meets up with them again
Sophie Riggsby
I simply don't know how Julie can pack so much setting, plot, action, and character building in 60 odd pages. But, she did just that.

In short, this story is the journey Ash and Meghan take at the end of The Iron King which leads into the beginning of The Iron Daughter.

And Julie manages to sneak in another lovely piece of mythology -- The Hunter. I won't spoil it for you and tell you who/what it is but I will say, that it's someone/something that was the source of many a childhood nightmare for
Casey (The Bookish Type)
Excerpt: "Winter's Passage picks up where The Iron King left off, following half-fey Summer princess Meghan Chase as she ventures back into the Nevernever to uphold the uneasy contract she made with the dark and dangerous Winter prince, Ash. The young royalty should be enemies - Summer and Winter always have been and always will be - but after risking their lives together to save Meghan's kidnapped little brother in The Iron King, they've formed a bond not easily shaken. But now, Ash must forsak ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
This novella was awesome. It was a great addition to the Iron Fey series. Meghan and Ash are on their way to the winter court. During the travel there, things heat up between Ash and Meghan. They stumble upon some trouble on their way there. The Hunter is tracking there every move. No matter where they go the Hunter always seems to find them. They get some help from some old friends along the way.

The Hunter is a wolf sent by King Oberon, Meghan's father. He think she has been kidnapped and has
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Jun 02, 2010 Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Damaris (GoodChoiceReading) by:
What I LOVE about Julie Kagawa's writing is that she knows how to give you just a little bit of everything! She has done that again in Winter's Passage!!! You get just enough action, drama, love, etc. It was definitely a page turner for me. The only thing that saddened me was that I wanted MORE! :-)

Winter’s passage picks up where The Iron King leaves off. It was like reading a whole new ending to The Iron King. I just can not get enough of Ash, Meg, Puck and Grim. Especially Ash! (sigh) I want m
After reading The Iron King i wasn't disappointed with Winter's Passage.It starts right where The Iron King left off, it's an awesome addition to the Iron Fey series!

Winter's Passage is jam packed with Ash, i mean action*blush* and surprises.Kagawa creates a new adventure and a glimpse of whats to come next in The Iron Daughter. She is an awesome writer, I love her view of the fey. This story is like 50 pages long*plus a tease* It highly addictive, i was hooked! It just had everything The Iron K
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Other Books in the Series

The Iron Fey (7 books)
  • The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)
  • The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)
  • The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)
  • The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)
  • The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #1)
  • The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #2)
  • The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten, #3)
The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3) The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4) The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

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“His breath hitched, and he regarded me hungrily. “You’re playing with fire, you know that?”
“That’s weird, considering you’re an ice prin—” I didn’t get any further, as Ash leaned in and kissed me.”
“Part of me wanted to walk up to him and hug him from behind, and part of me wanted to hurl a snowball at his perfect face to get some kind of reaction.” 310 likes
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