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Summer's Crossing

(The Iron Fey #3.5)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  20,188 ratings  ·  1,274 reviews
A Midsummer's Nightmare? 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 favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place h
ebook, 72 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Harlequin Teen
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Much like 'Winter's Passage', 'Summer's Crossing' left me wanting. Another short novella in 'The Iron Fey' series, it takes place following 'The Iron Queen' and before 'The Iron Knight'. This was one of those stories that you want to love but don't, no matter how hard you try.

'Summer's Crossing' surrounds Puck and Ash's adventures as they work together to repay a debt that Ash owes to Leanansidhe. Along the way, Puck is offered what might be considered the opportunity of a lifetime. He has the c
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 24-ebooks

Final rating: 4/5 stars

I really loved this one. This time, the story is told by Robin "Puck" Goodfellow. I always loved Robin, he was always the bright side of the story... And everyone keeps ignoring him :(... And this time, we finally find out his real feelings towards Meghan, and it makes me sad that he never even had a chance.

“I was here for Meghan. Because I loved my princess and I wanted her to be happy. Even if her happiness meant she was with someone else. Even if that someone else
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
*cover opinion below*
Okay, so I flew through this. I definitely prefer Puck in third person, being written about through Meghan, but this was awesome. A bit predictable in some ways, but so many millions of types of awesome. I ADORE Puck, and am Team Puck for life. This novella hooked me from the first page. Puck isn't awesome. Puck is GREATER than awesome. Puck doesn't learn from awesome. Awesome learns from Puck. Robin Goodfellow makes Chuck Norris wish he was a faerie. While most fey have nig
Steph Sinclair
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of The Iron Fey series

UPDATE: It's here!

Puck is my favorite character in The Iron Fey series. So you could just imagine my delight when I first heard about this novella. Honestly, I could barely contain my happiness.

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In this novella Prince "Ice-boy" Ash and Robin "Puck" Goodfellow embark on a new adventure. But first, they have to find a certain cat, Grimalkin. Unfortunately, the exiled Muse Queen comes to call in a favor from Prince Ash. She asks for them to sneak into th
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
One brilliant Goodfellow prank, coming right up.

Summer's Crossing is hilarious. Painfully hilarious. This make me want to be team puck. AGAIN. Well, I always side in the OBVIOUS end up love team but in Iron fey series I’m confused.

Ok here's the pattern:
The Iron King - team ash
The Iron Daughter - team puck
Winter's Passage - team ash
The Iron Queen - team ash
Summer's Crossing - team puck

And after reading this little novella I can’t help but to feel sorry for Puck. He’s hilarious, sweet, prankster,
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say, I am a sucker for any kind of novella or excerpt that brings unique character perspectives or unseen action. When I read first-person novels, I CRAVE hearing the thoughts of other characters (especially the love interest!). Naturally, when Julie Kagawa announced Summer's Crossing, a tale told from Puck's perspective, I was beyond excited. I downloaded the book at midnight but forced myself to go to bed so that I could slowly savor every word the next evening.

What thrill to again
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fay, 2011
I found myself sobbing every now and then while reading this.
I am a Team Ash girl but Puck is one fairy boy I dearly love and respect. And after this I respect him even more.
He is one cheeky fairy, prankster and all that, but I think a little of Meghan's humanity robbed off on him.
Having him as a narrator, even just for a little bit, was some treat.
And Ash! Boy oh boy! How long are you going to make me cry because of you?
Ironic how the ice-prince just warms our hearts. ^_^
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Let's go for a walk, shall we?

" My name, one of many, is Robin Goodfellow.
You may have heard of me."

How could I miss that?
✔ That's Puck POV, and Puck's always a red-head, infuriating breath of fresh air, you know?
✔ He's living an adventure with the Icy Prince, remember, Ash.
Well - what else could I want before reading Ash's POV in the Iron Knight? I need a serious preparation, otherwise I'll start to melt on the floor on page 1.

"The last time something like this had happened, Titania h
Annie Brewer
You know, there's comes a time when you read a book and all you want to do is climb inside the book and stay there. Though I have read books with Faery in them...I haven't really read a book solely based on Fae. I always thought Fairies and Faeries were the same. Not? No, they're not. But this is the first series I've read about FAE and my God, I loved it! I honestly can say that if I was ever given a choice to live in a world or series that I loved, this would be it. I would ask nothing more th ...more
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A novella on Ash' s quest (with the help of Puck) to the Summer court to uphold his end of the bargain with Queen of the exiles. I loved that Puck refused to betray Ash when a better offer came along. His cynicism, rebellious spirit, and sarcasm made him more alluring.
♥ Becky  22
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing

FUNNY as hell and a bit sad, too.

Puck is probably my favorite character in this series and the relationship between him and Ash is one of my favorite things about these books. This novella is AWESOME. And it's written from Puck's POV, so you can be sure to laugh out loud.

Puck and Ash going on an adventure together? Perfect. And hilarious.

When Puck was thinking about Meghan, though, I just wanted to go to the stupid Nevernever and give him a hug.

"Because. He fell in love with my princess.
Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I loved my princess and I wanted her to be happy. Even if her happiness meant she was with someone else. Even if that someone else as my arch rival. I wanted her to be happy."

Puck is that annoying best friend that you constantly want to strangle, but couldn't imagine life without. I always really loved him in the previous books and I really enjoyed seeing his POV in this short novella. Despite Ash and Meghan's epic love, Puck will always be waiting in the wings for her, ready to be there as he
I didn't think I could love Puck anymore than I already did but this novella totally proved me wrong. I love how it's all from his point of view - it was like the cherry on top! I love reading about him because he is just way too funny - especially compared to the boring lovebirds Ash and Meghan. I wish I got more from this novella, like I wanted more from Ash's novella. WHY DO NOVELLAS ALWAYS LEAVE ME WANTING MORE?!?! Because novellas are cruel.
Oh. My. Goodness. I am sooo excited! Now, normally, I am not one of those people that goes nuts over novellas, but after Iron Queen left me practically crying and totally shocked, I just HAVE to read this because for starters it's from Pucks point of view, and he's like my comedic hero, and two it's moving on in the story and not replaying past events so I can learn more about what's happened since Queen! :D Yesss!!

Edit: oohhh the synopsis is up! Looks sooo good! :D

Alright, so here's my actual r
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Puck =)
Shelves: favorites

Hehe, Puck ;)

You little naughty boy! *evil grin*
I am so Team Puck and I didn't want this book to end! At-last I got some POV of Puck and I loved every single line of it. It was such a fun and cunning adventure and he stayed happy and mischievous all the time. Typical Puck =) And when he revealed Sir Torin as Ash, I was like, "NO way my Puck can do something like that!" And it was true! He didn't!^^

Some quotes which I can totally relate it to Puck:-

"You are what I never knew I
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, i-own
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Sep 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
What can I say without being harsh on Summer's Crossing? It was short, that I guess was a bonus. I was nonplussed at the foolish twist that the author wanted to saddle us with. It's the first subpar book of Julie Kagawa. Some of the quips and chapter names are obvious references to Shakespeare and A Midsummer Night's Dream. I can also grudgingly acknowledge that Puck being the narrator gives us more of a glance into his head. The book goes further than any other in making us feel that any injus ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
This was an okay story, but I did find it dragged a bit. I also found it a bit weird that Meghan wasn't in this story at all really!
Sana Zameer
Ash and Puck working together was so entertaining. In the end I thought Puck is really going to betray Ash. Can't wait to read The Iron Knight.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
So, I just read Julie Kagawa's novella that shows a peek of what the dynamic duo, Ash and Puck, shall face on the rode to being with Meghan. We all know that in the last book, The Iron Queen, Meghan Chase, our heroine, became the Queen of the Iron fey, leaving Ash, her love, and Puck, her best friend, behind. The book ends with Ash thinking of his plan to be with Meghan no matter what (aww.) and Puck saying he is tagging alone for the fun (typical Robin)! Well, being the nice person she is, Juli ...more
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
I really love this book; Puck never fails to make me laugh even if I’m mad (O.O I sound like Meghan). Anyway, by reading this, I can see the POV of Puck between his love triangle with Ash and Meghan. You can see how much he’s suffering, hoping for nothing. He knows Meghan will never return his feelings, but still, he keep hoping, someday that time will come. Isn’t he loyal to her? Nowadays, you’ll rarely see someone as loyal as Puck, but so as the determination of Ash. After reading this, I keep ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
What can I say, Puck is one of my favorite characters. He is so much fun and I’m never quite sure what the trickster is going to pull next. That was especially true in this novella set right after The Iron Queen. Puck loves Meghan, Ash loves Meghan but she only has eyes for Ash. However if he wasn’t in the picture could she grow to love Puck. When given an opportunity to betray Ash and maybe win Meghan’s heart what will the Trickster do? Honestly I wasn’t sure myself until the end.

I really liked
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ah, there is nothing like going back into Julie Kagawa's world, even if it's only for a short while.

I adore Puck! As much as my heart belongs to Ash, these books just wouldn't have the same measure without the wit and humor our Puck has so this was a real treat to have this in his pov.
Loved it. Want more. Always!

~fidgets impatiently for The Iron Knight~
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teens, 2011-tbr-pile
Original review posted at Amaterasu Reads

In this short but certainly sweet and teasing story, Ash has to fulfill the favor he made with Leanansidhe, and in order to do so, he had to ask for help from the most unlikely of friends, or maybe you can say enemy both in courts and for Meghan, no other than Robin Goodfellow, and pull off a prank right into the heart of the Summer Court.

It was nice getting into Puck's head once in a while. Readers get to take a peek on what is going on through that
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can now also be found on Reading Lark:

I cleared my calendar so that I could devour Summer's Crossing the moment it was released!! This little e-novella was a fun little read that, as we were warned, would be told from Puck's perspective, and would involve a great deal of shenanigans brought to you by who else but Puck!

The following will be just a little spoilery...

At the end of The Iron Queen, Ash vowed that he would find a way to be with Megha
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
i was actually so happy when Ms. Kagawa will make a novella that is told from Puck's POV! I am a solid Team Puck even though Ash is so charming and lovable and sensitive in The Iron Queen i never ever switched to his side.

so what to expect from Puck?
of course we all get the perception that Puck is this Happy go lucky guy who always pulls up some pranks and tricks and always defies King Oberon's rules BUT did you ever see the heart broken side of Puck? kinda hard to believe but yes, in this nov
Sep 11, 2011 rated it liked it
I have been a little too obsessed with this series and right after I had read The Iron Queen I was just itching to read something else but The Iron Knight hadn't come out yet! Oh gosh what is a girl to do, right? Well thankfully Kagawa wrote this, it's available for free here.

This time around the novella centers on Puck and Ash. Ash must pay back a favor and what you know Puck is the person to help him out. It was fun to see things from Puck's perspective. The style is much more light and funny
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Oh dear Puck, how I love thee.. *sigh*

I had no idea this novella was going to be from our goofy Puck's pov, so when I found out, you could say I was a wee-bit excited. It was as good as I'd ever expected. His tricks never fail to amaze me and this time was no different. In fact, I was seriously impressed. Even if I knew he wouldn't (view spoiler), there was a moment of uncertainty during the second last chapter and I loved it! Loved the suspense, the tricks, Puck's emo
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