This book had a more epic theme compared to the previous two books as it was about war between different feys which gets me as war allows for sacrifices and bravery which usually results in good stories. (Correct me if I'm wrong) BUT I'll be happier if some other issues arise that isn't actually from the Iron Kingdom... I'm on the verge of not picking up the last book argh.
I shall start off with the parts of the book that I liked. I liked how Ferrum ended up as the evil guy definitely, I would be annoyed if he just disappeared because he died away. I also liked how the writer clearly shows her love for cats, as cats survive anything because 'I am a cat'. Also, the power/importance of one's true name in the book was kinda cool when Meghan forced him off via his name. Lastly, how Meghan had to die to kill the false king. I thought it was smart of the writer because Meg had near to no glamour training and at that point in time, leaking everything which would end up deadly was the most plausible method of killing the false king, as failure wasn't an option.
Moving on, one major flaw in the story would be the lack of stronger reasonings behind why the fate of faeries have to be entrusted to a 17year old girl who barely know about feys and glamours. I really don't understand why can't Oberon and Mab storm the iron kingdom instead with amulets of iron glamour collected from maybe like a thousand gremlins, as it was understood from chapters that oldblood glamour is as deadly to iron feys as iron was to the oldbloods.
There are no major dislikes for the book except for sad puck as he has the character and just prolly lacked in the looks department. Life isn't fair even for faeries I guess HAHA. Then again, why not just kill him off heroicly since he isn't needed in the storyline much.
Would have loved the book more if Rowan's battle before he died was more elaborated on, and also if Meghan didn't actually live just because she saved the world and deserved to live; the logic of iron merging to sustain living roots etc just doesn't make sense to me, sorry.
Lastly, is it just me or does Meghan seem to be a bitchy and annoying lady because that's the vibes I got generally.