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The Iron Traitor

(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  13,724 ratings  ·  1,573 reviews
In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.

After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as "normal" as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that
ebook, 304 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Harlequin Teen (first published September 4th 2013)
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Eva OMG!!!! This is HUGE!!!! Julie Kagawa, if you are reading this, I want to say that you have inspired me completely to write my own story. I honestly h…moreOMG!!!! This is HUGE!!!! Julie Kagawa, if you are reading this, I want to say that you have inspired me completely to write my own story. I honestly hated the ending to this book (no offense) but, there's another one right? Ethan still has to be alive! Especially with Kenzie hanging on by a thread there.(less)
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Aug 10, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I'm telling you, Keirran is bad news. ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

I mean, that ending..... are you serious right now?

Well, lets move away from that for a minute and let me crack on with it.

First: This cover is freaking amazing! I'm totally freaking in love with it. ❤ That is Keirran on the front and he's making it look even better - BUT - I want to kick him from one end of Nevernever to the other end!

Let me add an excerpt that you might not want to read because of **spoilers** from the other books.

My name is Ethan Chase.
Just shy of a week ago, I was dr
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
I know that not all children turn out to be like their parents, but man, that Keirran is something else. It's the equivalent of Bill and Hillary Clinton having Justin Bieber as a son.

Judge me how you will, but not since Harry Potter #5 have my feelings been so heightened by the events of a book. I want to punch someone (Keirran). I want to yell at him. I want to pick him up and shake some goddamn sense into him. I want to hold Annwyl's hand and stay with her into that sad goodnight. I want to sh
Chester Carstairs
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-releases
Damn, Julie Kagawa has done it yet again! Oh, when will I ever stop putting myself through this author's miserable world? That freaking ending. I mean, what. the. hell.

Our beloved Kenzie and Ethan are back in the human world. For a short while, at least. Then Meghan showed up claiming Keirran is missing, a certain Thin Man is following Ethan, and the most worrisome of all... a Fading Annwyl.

This has been another crazy ride. We were taken into the Between, back to the wyldwood and even get to rev
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
So apparently I wrote this long lost reaction as soon I finished reading the book. And oh boy did I laugh at myself for being so emotional. So enjoy reading a emotional wreak's reaction, my fellow readers.

I want to bitch slap Keirran so hard that he will feel the antagonizing pain deep in his coal black soul.
And then I want to bitch slap Titania so hard that she will forever be banished like that flunkee should have been centuries ago.
And then I want t
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

"how entangled my life would soon become with his,and how he would be the catalyst..for the end of everything"

When I read that line I knew without a doubt that Kierran would do something stupid.

Although, I was terrified of reading this book,I'm actually surprised that I liked Ethan and Kenzie here. I still don't get why Ethan hates Ash. I mean seriously who in their right mind would hate Ash

Ohhh..and I was screaming my head off whenever ASH, Meghan and Puck was being
Oct 23, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Like the the next year???

I have to wait for Ethan till September 2013?
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ohhhh that's why it's called the iron traitor 😅 ...more
Steph Sinclair
You know what? Julie Kagawa is an evil genius. If that wasn't evident with the ending in The Iron Queen or even with The Immortal Rules, she definitely drove the point home with The Iron Traitor's ending. I'm a little stunned this time around because I'm left wondering how she'll manage to end this thing in the next book. You'll have to excuse me if this review seems a little scattered, but the last few pages blew my little socks off into next Tuesday.

It's interesting that I'd have such a strong
Maggie ☘
*4,5/5 stars*

Firstly, Ash is still the best. Sigh.

“A silhouette was striding down the center of the road, heading for the alley we’d just vacated. Lean, tall, a long black coat rippling behind him, he was instantly recognizable. Even from this distance, I could see the glow of his sword, blue-black and deadly, and the glint of a cold silver eye.”

Now, I'm not going to bore you with my fangirling of this perfect male specimen, and onto the actual review ➵

Final rating: 4.5/5 stars

His dark gaze met mine. “You can’t save everyone,” he said in a gentle voice. “Sometimes, you have to make the decision to let them go.”

*Lights self on fire because of the cliffhanger* - the next book may not be able to put me out of fire (wait, does that even make any sense or anything?). The thing is, i freaking loved this book - enough to originally want to rate it 5 stars... so why didn't i? There are several reasons and most of them include some particu
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)
My review can also be found at Reading Lark:

I never thought I'd ever...EVER...want to throw a Julie Kagawa book against the wall...The Eternity Cure came so close...but this...THIS...nearly left my fingers. Not because I hated it but because I loved the story SO much and yet, in the last two pages of the book, Julie proceeded to tear my heart out and eat it for dinner. Yes...the dreaded cliffhanger that Julie dreamed up in this one was a doozie.

So...the q
⭐️3.5 stars⭐️

Puck dropped to the monster's snout, right in front of its glowing eyes, grinning cheekily.
"Hey, ugly, lookee here! I'm doing the Macarena on your nose."
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Keirran, you bad prince! I hope Ash would freeze you near death. Not cetrain death because you are Meghan and Ash's son and I adore them. Plus, you'd suffer more if you stayed alive and watch your kind treat you as a traitor. ...more

I enjoyed this more than the first book, which I found absolutely rubbish. Not that this was great but it did manage to be somewhat entertaining in places. So yea, that was something at least.

-What's what: Ethan and Kenzie are back from their silly adventure in the Nevernever, but Keirran (Meghan's son/Ethan's nephew/half fae/douche) is missing. His faery girlfriend (Annwyl) is desperate to find him, she asks Ethan and Kenzie for help, they agree. Time is running out for Annwyl though, s
I have finished the book around a month or two ago when I got my dirty paws on the silvery ARC. And since then, considering how my mind tends to deceive me into remembering every little thing, I still am overwhelmed by the emotion The Iron Traitor left in its aftermath.

In a very rare occasion I end up liking all the characters in a book, and it was one case where I felt connected with each of the four MCs. I felt their ego, their sentiment, their anger and desperation, love and hatred. I wanted
Feb 09, 2020 added it
DNF-ed for now, story and characters don't hold my interest at all.

PS: due to the current corona virus BS, libraries are all closed, but thankfully I returned this book before the close-down so it wouldn't take up space in my house.
This was a good book. Let me put that out there. It was really enjoyable, the cast of characters was great to read, and the story was exciting. Julie Kagawa is a great author, and the faery world is something unbelievably imaginative… I just don’t feel as attached to the world as I do her Blood of Eden series.

In the first book, I loved Ethan’s narrative and how different it was to Meghan’s. He was the grouchy teenager who just wanted the fey to leave him alone. But after his unwanted adventure w
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: out-in-2013, i-own
As I've said many times before, Julie Kagawa is one of my all time favorite authors. I will gladly read anything she decides to write, and I'm really excited for the new series she has coming out soon. In the meantime, reading the Call of the Forgotten series so far has been completely enthralling. Admittedly, I was slightly less enthused about The Lost Prince as I was with all her other books, but that was mostly because I was getting used to the new characters and didn't really like Ethan much ...more
- 5 Stars -

These were my reactions when I finished reading "The Iron Traitor"

Reaction #1: Utter disbelief


Because I just couldn't wrap my mind around what I just read in those final pages... I never thought that would happen!

Reaction #2: Murderous rage


Because Julie couldn't do that! She just COULDN'T! I know it was something that was bound to happen, but come on, finishing a book with that kind of cliffhanger can cause serious brain/emotional damage to a person (And I HATE Keirran, with all my he
Robin (Bridge Four)
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
There should be a warning label on some books ‘SERIOUS CLIFF HANGER’ this, if you haven’t guessed is one of those books.

I have enjoyed all of the Iron Fey books and The Iron Traitor is no exception to that. Julie Kagawa is doing a great job of showing us two ways to deal with what is ultimately the same problem. Both Ethan and Keirran are in love with girls who are most likely doomed to die soon. How they deal with the situation is completely different. While Ethan is about support and living ev
Oct 23, 2012 marked it as wishlist  ·  review of another edition
What if I freaking want this, like, now?
Initial reaction: Dude, that ending. That cliffhanger (but a darned good one). I think this series is shaping up to be a new favorite for me, and I loved this book, but I just have to say two things in the aftermath of reading this book:One: Keirran's an idiot. Two: Poor Ethan.
Full review:
I'm loving the "Call of the Forgotten" series so far - Julie Kagawa has such an eye for building the realm of the Fey as well as presenting characters that are intriguing to follow in the conflicts presented
They changed the title from The Traitor Son to The Iron Traitor...


Update #1: 3/2/13

Ugh, something I been meaning to say about this book's old title. It said The Traitor Son, and everyone jumped to the conclusion that it was Keirran, myself included when I finished The Lost Prince... Maybe the title didn't mean Keirran since the first one wasn't about him, maybe Ethan gets marked as a traitor... to his family and/or humans and now with the title change, The Iron Kingdom...

Dark Sith Lordette Jennymort ♔
What the f**k was that!!?!?!?!?!?!?
Revised Review:
The Iron Traitor is gripping, intense and shocking. After his journey into the land of the fey, Ethan just wants to get back to normal. However, normal for Ethan is difficult for a former loner with a bad reputation trying to see his girlfriend Kenzie who he is forbidden to see. When Ethan’s nephew Keirran goes missing and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable and dangerous to save his own love, Ethan, Kenzie and Annwyl go in search of him before its too late. Secrets
Armina Salemi
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
it’s so close to four, so close!
Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
The Iron Traitor is the second book of The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten series and I loved it!!

This is the continuation of The Iron Prince so you must read that book to understand the story. Because of this my review is spoiler free.

What did I like about The Iron Traitor?

I loved everything about this book!

The Characters

Ethan Chase has become my favorite YA guy! He's still the tough guy that wants to keep everyone at a distance but he is slowly opening up to people. He knows he should stay awa
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Rating:★★★★★ CAN I GIVE IT 10 STARS??Well, I would if I could!

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My Opinion Of This Book:Oh gosh I loved it!!!!!!!


-The Writing
-The Ending
-The Plot
-Just the WHOLE flippin' book (well besides Keirran)

-Keirran (You don't know how much I hate him!!!)

The Characters

Ethan Chase is amazing, adorable, and hilarious . He's a great MC.He's freaking incredible!!

Kenzie is great, she's stubborn (in a good way)
It took me about 5 minutes after finishing to realize why it's called The Iron Traitor. (view spoiler) ...more
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