This short novella is an insightful addition to Ash and Meghan's relationship. Readers familiar with The Iron King will know that the pair have gotten themselves into quite a predicament, and Winter's Passage thoughtfully examines the toll it has taken on them both. Ash, already enigmatic, becomes even more complex and multifaceted as he is faced with the conflicting desires of love and loyalty. There are several surprises in store within the pages of this brief narrative, and some familiar and favorite characters put in an appearance. The building blocks Julie Kagawa constructs in Winter's Passage will undoubtedly add immensely to the characterization in the upcoming second installment, The Iron Daughter. The novella is a engaging glimpse into the beloved faeryland that will sustain fans of the trilogy as they anxiously await the sequel.
Winter's Passage is FREE to download until July 31, 2010 and author Julie Kagawa is running a Winter's Passage fan trailer contest on her blog from July 1 - August 1! Check it out and enter to win!
Don't miss my Iron King review, as well as my author interview with Julie Kagawa!
Thanks to NetGalley, I have the opportunity to read The Iron Daughter in anticipation of the August 1, 2010 release! Look out for my review towards the end of July!