My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Best one yet, full review tomorrow when I’m capable of making sense!
Hailey Turner, I swear you get inside my head and pull out all the best things I love about mythology and magic and then work them into a book plot.
A Crown of Iron & Silver had everything which fascinates me about the Fae and how they’re intertwined with both Scottish and Irish mythology at a deep level.
Cú Chulainn, Balor the King of the Fomorians (who never get talked about but who I have an intimate relationship with through playing the most excellent MMO Dark Age of Camelot!), the Gods and Goddesses of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, the Sluagh and the Wild Hunt.
All of these are legends I am familiar with and which I love. I rejoiced at you pulling out Beira, Queen of Winter from Scottish Mythology to embody your Cailleach Bheur as you sent our heroes off to the Cliffs of Moher to visit the Hag’s Head.
Everything about this narrative was a joy to read. From the growing sense of love between Patrick and Jono, the God Pack developments (no spoilers here), the jaunt through the Veil to Tír na nÓg and the Otherworld via a drop into Welsh Mythology.
I wasn’t sure where the plot would take me but I was so happy to be along for the ride. I hurt for Patrick as he dealt with more secrets, cheered for Jono as he started to consolidate his pack, laughed at Wade’s teenage antics and sighed with happiness at the ending.
Where this series will go next, I haven’t the foggiest idea, but I’m packed for the journey and eager to find out more.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review