The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call Of The Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa
Released: October 21, 2012
Reviewed by Tori
Favorite Quote: “No one ever leaves the Nevernever completely sane.
In the original Iron Fey series, we read the extraordinary story of Meghan Chase, the half breed Summer Princess, and her journey into Nevernever to save her kidnapped brother and secure her place as the Iron Queen. Her brother, Ethan, has suffered for his time spent in Nevernever. He hates the fey with a passion and his sister’s adoption of this world only seeks to further alienate him. His ability to see the fey has made him an outcast as he does everything humanly possible to keep the fey from noticing him. He accidently befriends a half breed whose sudden disappearance coincides with multiple half breed disappearances. Still not wanting to get involved with fey matters, he has no choice when he is attacked by a group of vapor like entities who warn him to stay out of fey business at the risk of his family’s and friends lives. He finds himself having to do the one thing he vowed he would never do. He travels to Nevernever to see his sister, the Iron Queen, and inform her of what is happening to the half breeds and exiled fey. Suddenly, Ethan is forced back into the world he despises, only this time, he has to save his family and the love of a girl he never expected to have.
The Lost Prince is a spin off of Julie Kagawa’s best selling Iron Fey series. Told from Meghan Chase’s sixteen year old brother’s point of view, Ethan Chase, we learn how his life has been since being kidnapped as a child by the fey. Ethan’s life has never been the same since that day. His struggles are heartbreaking as you realize that he feels abandoned by all he thought loved him. His parents have no idea how to help him and the one person who could, Meghan, no longer comes to visit him as it is not safe for him or their family. His ability to see the fey has hurt people he cares for and caused him to have to transfer schools at an alarming rate. Once a happy sociable boy, time and events have left Ethan angry, bitter, and cynical. Regardless of his choice to stay uninvolved, his innate loyalty and sense of right and wrong push him into situations that often leave him battered and further isolated. It is at his new school he meets a half breed named Todd and nosy school reporter named Kenzie. When Todd goes missing, Ethan and Kenzie are forced into Nevernever to ask for help and find Todd.
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