Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.
Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....
(Synopsis taken from goodreads.)
Title: Winter's Passage (Novella)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult, Faeries
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
My Rating: 4/5
This (free) novella transpires between the books The Iron King and The Iron Daughter. It chronicles the events that take place while Ash and Meghan are traveling to the Winter Court.
It immediately picks up where The Iron King left off and gives you a "behind the scenes" look at the relationships between Meghan and Ash, and also Puck. Needless to say, they are also being tracked by a relentless hunter and it will take all of their wits to win this battle.
The story was concise, and stayed true to the realm that Kagawa has created. It also brings up some interesting lore which just makes it that much more interesting.
All in all, a great read to tide us over until The Iron Daughter comes out.
Disclaimer: This free novella was obtained through netgalley. Many thanks to Harlequin Teen for sending me this copy.