Ironside – Bilb-weil.de

In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben s coronation Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing her love for Roiben But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest Now Kaye can t see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn t exist a faerie who can tell a lie Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago Her mother s shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court Silarial wants Roiben s throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears


10 thoughts on “Ironside

  1. C.G. Drews C.G. Drews says:

    It only took to the last book of the trilogy buuuuuut.I LOVED THIS ONE SO MUCH It s like the Holly Black style that I adore and it s everything that I wanted and it s immensely faerieish and creepy and cruel and dark and WELL I AM A PLEASED SPRITE.although I have to admit, book 2, Valiant still makes exactly zero sense It was about Luis, who has a part in this book, but it was narrated by Val, who has NO PART IN THIS BOOK WHATSOEVER Random and odd I thinkee yes.ANYWAY.I loved how creep It only took to the last book of the trilogy buuuuuut.I LOVED THIS ONE SO MUCH It s like the Holly Black style that I adore and it s everything that I wanted and it s immensely faerieish and creepy and cruel and dark and WELL I AM A PLEASED SPRITE.although I have to admit, book 2, Valiant still makes exactly zero sense It was about Luis, who has a part in this book, but it was narrated by Val, who has NO PART IN THIS BOOK WHATSOEVER Random and odd I thinkee yes.ANYWAY.I loved how creepily dark this was It s setin the faerie worlds And, yeeeah, the plot was a bit painful, aka, it consisted of Roiban saying DON T DO THE THING and Kaye going BUT I WANNA DO THE THING and blood everywhere and regret and bad faerie food BUT It was still interesting and never slow and I loved how delicious the writing was I felt really sucked into the story.Oh and the characters I ve been a bit BLEH and MEH with the characters.up until this book Now I love them WeeellI LOVE CORNY Omg, Corny is one of the most perfect characters of ever He s funny and sarcastic and he also has a dark side Like really dark I really loved this about him because he was so complex and interesting Whereas Kaye was all love and freedom and truth and belongingand blah blah, Kaye we get it, you re having a crisis And while Kaye and Roiban s relationship was built on protecting each other by shunning each otherwe have Corny s crush on Luis which was adorable OMG I SHIP IT SO HARD.There is plenty of death and torture and destruction too I m not a sadist but YAY The book promises darkness and comes through with it SO BE PREPARED FOR SOME SMUSHED FEELS Bad stuff goes down and people get hurt and blood everywhere And swords AND IT S FUNNY YAY AND THANK YOU.I binge read this trilogy in like, um, 3 days, so I can safely say I did enjoy it, although the start was rocky I m totally sad it s over too I think I ve read all the Holly Black books now Um, WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE, HUH I WANT MORE CREEPY FAERIE BOOKS


  2. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    In Ironside we are back to following the adventures of Kaye, the pixie Her adventures in this final book include an impossible quest to find a faerie who can lie and to retrieve the human girl she was replaced with in infancy Somehow Kaye finds herself as a pawn to be used by the Seelie queen against Roiben In all honesty I would give this whole trilogy 2.5 stars.I wish I had dnf d this in book 1, but alas, I was stubborn These characters were bland, and the writing was so bad I could not be In Ironside we are back to following the adventures of Kaye, the pixie Her adventures in this final book include an impossible quest to find a faerie who can lie and to retrieve the human girl she was replaced with in infancy Somehow Kaye finds herself as a pawn to be used by the Seelie queen against Roiben In all honesty I would give this whole trilogy 2.5 stars.I wish I had dnf d this in book 1, but alas, I was stubborn These characters were bland, and the writing was so bad I could not believe this is the same author who gave us the master piece that is The Folk of the Air series It just wasn t for me


  3. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    oh my god I want to give this five stars so bad I should not because it doesn t deserve five stars but I was so entertained __________I love to read books from the 2000s knowing damn well that I will not love them but wanting to do it anyway out of sense of moral obligation to Holly Black


  4. Alaina Alaina says:

    Loved this book Ironside is the third installment of the Modern Faerie Tales series I just love this dark and creepy series Learning about the faerie world just keeps getting interesting and interesting However, I m still just wondering why the food is never good Or is that just meNow in this book, you will meet and fall in love with Corny He was definitely amazing and perfect in my eyes Any character that speaks sarcasm will always connect with me ALWAYS Yeah, that s pretty much it Loved this book Ironside is the third installment of the Modern Faerie Tales series I just love this dark and creepy series Learning about the faerie world just keeps getting interesting and interesting However, I m still just wondering why the food is never good Or is that just meNow in this book, you will meet and fall in love with Corny He was definitely amazing and perfect in my eyes Any character that speaks sarcasm will always connect with me ALWAYS Yeah, that s pretty much it Kaye and Roiban were just meh to me I hate their constant push and pull kind of relationship Kaye just seems to always be in a crisis or something I was just so done with their meh relationship Besides all of that, there s a crap ton of death, torture, and destruction in this book Again, I love the darkness in these books Maybe it brings out the darker side of me but yeah, it was funny and a really enjoyable read I m happy that I finally got a chance to dive into this book and I can t wait to dive into another book by Holly


  5. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    I loved this one just as much as Tithe I like how we get a sort of collision with Luis from book two and get to learnabout him Also, loved him and Corny Kaye has really grown as a character She is strong and brave and fierce, and I love her, too I wish there would have beenof Roiben, but the scenes that he was in were awesome Again, Holly Black has created such a magnificent world where character s feel real because they may not be a hundred percent likeable yet are Highly recom I loved this one just as much as Tithe I like how we get a sort of collision with Luis from book two and get to learnabout him Also, loved him and Corny Kaye has really grown as a character She is strong and brave and fierce, and I love her, too I wish there would have beenof Roiben, but the scenes that he was in were awesome Again, Holly Black has created such a magnificent world where character s feel real because they may not be a hundred percent likeable yet are Highly recommend this series


  6. Helena of Eretz ✰ Helena of Eretz ✰ says:

    In Ironside, Kaye returns as the protagonist, and the plot continues a week after the events of Tithe which I shall try not to spoil, haha In order to do so, I ll be very brief Kaye no longer knows where she belongs in the Unseelie Court as a changeling, but is sure of one thing and one thing only her love for Roiben At his coronation, Kaye gets drunk on faery wine and declares herself to him He then sends her on a seemingly impossible quest She cannot see or speak to him until she finds a In Ironside, Kaye returns as the protagonist, and the plot continues a week after the events of Tithe which I shall try not to spoil, haha In order to do so, I ll be very brief Kaye no longer knows where she belongs in the Unseelie Court as a changeling, but is sure of one thing and one thing only her love for Roiben At his coronation, Kaye gets drunk on faery wine and declares herself to him He then sends her on a seemingly impossible quest She cannot see or speak to him until she finds a faery who can lie, something she knows does not exist Or does it


  7. Alexa Alexa says:

    August buddy read for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Kristin, Jane, Melanie Spoiler alert I enjoyed Ironsidethan I expected too This entire series was an experience and Ironside no less so August buddy read for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Kristin, Jane, Melanie Spoiler alert I enjoyed Ironsidethan I expected too This entire series was an experience and Ironside no less so


  8. Jennifer Wardrip Jennifer Wardrip says:

    Reviewed by Andie Z for TeensReadToo.comI have been looking forward to this book ever since I finished TITHE, and Holly Black most definitely does not disappoint IRONSIDE picks up soon after the events in TITHE and VALIANT, and takes the reader on another breathless journey into the amazing and deadly world of Faerie Things have been uneasy ever since Roiben assumed the throne of the Unseelie Court, and with the threat of war in the air and Roiben s coronation drawing near, everyone is on edg Reviewed by Andie Z for TeensReadToo.comI have been looking forward to this book ever since I finished TITHE, and Holly Black most definitely does not disappoint IRONSIDE picks up soon after the events in TITHE and VALIANT, and takes the reader on another breathless journey into the amazing and deadly world of Faerie Things have been uneasy ever since Roiben assumed the throne of the Unseelie Court, and with the threat of war in the air and Roiben s coronation drawing near, everyone is on edge Changeling Kaye Fierch knows that she loves Roiben, but she feels increasingly unwelcome and out of place in the Unseelie Court So the night of the coronation, determined to prove herself to Roiben and the rest of the court, she makes a formal declaration and pledges herself to him as his consort However, faerie custom demands that a quest be undertaken before anyone can sit as the Lord s consort, and Roiben grants Kaye an impossible task to find a fairy who can tell an untruth Now she is forbidden from seeing or speaking to him until she completes something she knows cannot be done Kaye doesn t know where to go, because she has been feeling uncomfortable at home as well, knowing that she stole a human child s life In a moment of desperation, she tells her mother the truth that she is a changeling that was switched with Ellen s real daughter, the real Kaye, and she vows to retrieve her from the Seelie Court and return her to Ellen She feels that this, at least, is something she can do, even if there s no way she can complete Roiben s quest But with all the tension between the courts there is nowhere safe, and in venturing into the Seelie Court to find her human counterpart, Kaye puts herself within reach of Lady Silarial Silarial wants Roiben s throne, and she s willing to do anything, including using Kaye, to get it Once again Kaye finds herself in the middle of Faerie politics, but this time Roiben s not there to save her, and she may not have a way out In my personal experience it is rare that a sequel ever lives up to the first book, but IRONSIDE does just that Full of court rivalry, deception and betrayal, sword fights and murder, faerie curses, new romances, and even characters from VALIANT, IRONSIDE is another wonderful foray into the dark, gritty world of Faerie and will not leave readers disappointed It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you pound your pillow in frustration and clap your hands in delight My one and only complaint is that this is the last book set in this amazing world


  9. Liliana Liliana says:

    I m very fresh out of all the Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black, and I have to say that this garnered the most bland reaction from me, even though I think it stands on par with the others rating wise.It has no major flaws that I can really highlight, it just wasn t endowed with the most engaging plot, in my opinion I wasn t very invested in Kaye s quest for Roiben view spoiler or her sister hide spoiler , and I could predict from early on Silarial s plot While I loved to spend time aga I m very fresh out of all the Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black, and I have to say that this garnered the most bland reaction from me, even though I think it stands on par with the others rating wise.It has no major flaws that I can really highlight, it just wasn t endowed with the most engaging plot, in my opinion I wasn t very invested in Kaye s quest for Roiben view spoiler or her sister hide spoiler , and I could predict from early on Silarial s plot While I loved to spend time again with the characters from both Tithe and Valiant though I would ve likedRavus and Val , I think that was really the highlight of this book I didn t find Kaye s POV interesting for this story, and as she even pointed out in the middle of the book, she didn t feel like the main character in this either.I m being perhaps picky here, but all of this to say that this book just didn t engage me as much as the others and wasn t very interesting plot wise.What was interesting, again, were the characters and the interactions between those from different books There were some moments of expanded world building as well namely with the declarations of love and the quest , but these were sparse nonetheless


  10. ♥ Rebecca ♥ ♥ Rebecca ♥ says:

    This was nearly as good as the first book, which is my favourite in this series It had an actual quest and adventure, like the first But it focused mostly on Kaye, Corny, and Luis a returning character from book 2 , and not enough Roiben And there was very little romance The most sexually charged scene was actually between two supporting characters It was brief but you could tell it was heated I wouldn t have been disappointed if we had seenof them This book remains primarily a fae This was nearly as good as the first book, which is my favourite in this series It had an actual quest and adventure, like the first But it focused mostly on Kaye, Corny, and Luis a returning character from book 2 , and not enough Roiben And there was very little romance The most sexually charged scene was actually between two supporting characters It was brief but you could tell it was heated I wouldn t have been disappointed if we had seenof them This book remains primarily a faerie adventure In that sense it was very good Lots of action and suspense and faerie politics Although Luis was in this one, and a glimpse of Val and Ravus at the end, the story of the second book was not relevant to this one, and anything you would have to know about Luis was explained in this one So you could read just 1 and 3, or just 2 alone, if you wanted to But just read them all