Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Iron Fey Contest

We told you about the Harlequin Teen contest in our previous post. Since we unfortunately missed it, we're going to hold a contest here just for you!

Tell us in the comments section of this post, a quote, conversation or event from the Iron Fey books that you think best embodies a character. It can be any character you want. We're hoping to see submissions not just about Meghan, Ash, Puck or Grim, but also Ethan (haven't you heard the news?!), Queen Titania, Rowan  etc.

Five winners will be drawn randomly to win a signed Julie Kagawa Iron Fey bookmark. Open worldwide. Contest ends 17 August midnight, wherever you are.

Winners have two days to respond to our email with their mailing address.

41 comment(s):

Marshmellow said...

Hey guys! I love the Iron Fey Series and my quote comes from The Iron Queen and it's between Mab and Meghan. :)
"When this is over, when we take care of the false king, Ash is still free to return to the Nevernever right?"
"He won't," Mab said in a lethally calm voice, and goose bumps rose on my arms from the sudden chill. "Even if I raise his exile, he'll stay in the mortal relm with you, because you were foolish enough to ask for that oath. You've damned him far worse than I ever could."
I love this quote because I think that it captures Mab perfectly. Still as imposing and freaky as ever but she beneath all that Ice Queeness, she loves her son and doesn't want anything to happen to him. It also shows how devoted Ash is to Meghan and how, no matter the consequences, he will stay with her wherever she goes.
Well I hope that this made sense and that a quote that big is allowed :) And just in case you need it I'm from Australia.

BellaColella said...

WOW its hard to pick one so here is one of my favorites for Ash and Meghan:))
"His forehead bumped softly against mine, his brilliant silver gaze searing into me. “I plan to keep you, from everyone, for as long as I’m alive. That includes Puck, the false king, and anyone else who would take you away.” One corner of his mouth quirked, as I struggled to catch my breath under his powerful scrutiny. “I guess I should’ve warned you that I have a slight possessive streak.”

Yay I am excited good luck Team Fey !

Cat said...

“And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”
He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me." - The Iron Queen, Ash and Meghan.

JLynn said...

There are sooooo many great quotes to choose from! I did try to find a more rare one to post - I think this quote shows Ironhorse's true character:


Anonymous said...


"Exactly, dove. I'm not particularly fond of the Summer bitch, pardon my French, since the jealous shrew was responsible for my exile. And you should be grateful it was I instead of Tatania who took your father. He doesn't have a bad life, here. The Summer Queen probably would have turned him into a toad or rosebush or something similar."

It shows that Leanansidhe is completely fake and self absorbed, and someone never to be trusted!

S.Brentson said...

"Grimalkin sighed loudly, causing me to look back and Razor to hiss at him. “Am I the only one here who has any insight at all?” he said, looking to each of our faces. We stared at him, and he shook his head. “Drawing a blank, are you? Think about what you just said, human. Repeat that last phrase, if you would.”
I frowned. “Isn’t that where you want to be?”
He closed his eyes. “The next phrase, human.”
“With all the other gremlins.” He stared at me expectantly, and I raised my hands. “What? What are you getting at, Grim?”
Grimalkin thumped his tail. “It is times like these I am ever more grateful that I am a cat,” he sighed. “Why do you think I brought you that creature, human? To keep up my stalking skills? I assure you, they are quite adequate already. Please attempt to use the brain I know is hidden somewhere in that head."
— Julie Kagawa (The Iron Queen)

I love Grim! He has to be the best cat in the whole world!

*CORNEE* said...

"when you gave away your power, you essentially healed the land" machina said regarding me with a small smile "And because you are connected, the land healed you in return. You Meghan Chase, are the living, beating heart of the Iron Realm. Its glamour sustains you. your existence gives it ife. you cannot survive without each other"

Beeb said...

So I think this next quote really embodies Grim, whom I love by the way. It's from the Iron Queen.

"All right, Grim," I said, looking up with a new resolved. "I have what I came for. Now I'm ready to see Leanansidhe." But there was no answer. Grimalkin had disappeared. "Grimalkin?" I called again, looking around the room. "Where are you?" Nothing. This was a bad sign. Grimalkin often disappeared when there was trouble, with no explanation and no warning for the rest of us. Of course, sometimes he disappeared just because he felt like it, so there was no telling what was going on, really.

You always know there is trouble when Grim leaves and there is really no rhyme or reason to why he leaves. He just does because he's a cat. Lol.

Erika said...

"Is it not obvious?" Grimalkin yawned and looked at each of us in turn. "The same reason I am always here, human. To keep you from falling down a dark hole or wandering into a gigant spider's nest" -Grimalkin The Iron Queen.

Victoria Sullivan said...

i LOVE the Iron Fey series with everything i have!!! lol i have two things to say here!

1. Grim- "Because, I'm a cat."
2. From the Iron King-
"Why?" I demanded, whirling on him. "Why kidnap Ethan? Why not just take me instead? Why drag him into all of this?"
Machina smiled. "You were well protected, Meghan Chase. Robin Goodfellow is a formidable bodyguard, and I could not risk taking you without drawing attention to myself and my realm. Fortunately, your brother had no such protection. Better to draw you here, of your own volition, than risk the rath of Oberon and the Seelie Court. Besides..." Machina's eyes narrowed to black slits, though he still smiled at me. " I needed to test you, make certain you were truly the one. If you could not reach my tower on your own, you were not worthy."
"Worthy of what?" Suddenly, I was very tired. Tired and desperate to save my brother, take him away from this madness before it consumed him. I couldn't win' Machina had us at checkmate, but I would get Ethan home, at least. "What do you want, Machina?" I asked wearily, feeling the Iron King step closer. "Whatever it is, just let me take Ethan back to our world. You said you wanted me. Here I am. But let me take my brother home."
"Of course," Machina soothed. "But first, let us make a deal."
I froze, everything going still inside me. A deal with the Iron King, in exchange for my brother's life. I wondered what he would ask for. Somehow, I knew it would cost me either way.
"Meghan, don't," Ash growled, pulling himself up by the fountain, ignoring the burns to his hands. Machina ignored him.
"What kind of deal?" I asked softly.
The Iron King stepped closer. His cables caressed my face and arms, making me shiver. "I've watched you for sixteen years," he murmured, "waiting for the day you would finally open your eyes and see us. Waiting for the day you would come to me. Your father would have blinded you to this world forever. He is afraid of your power, afraid of your potential- a half-fey who is immune to iron, yet has the blood of the Summer King in her veins. So much potential." His gaze lingered on Ash, finally on his feet and dismissed him just as quickly. "Mab realized your power, which is why she wants you so much. Which is why she sent her best to capture you. But even she cannot offer what i can."
Machina closed the last few steps between us and took my hand. His touch was cool, and I felt power humming through him, like currents of electricity. "I want you to be my queen, Meghan Chase. I offer you my kingdom, my subjects, myself. I want you to rule at my side. The oldbloods are obsolete. Their time is done. It is time for a new order to rise up, stronger and better than the ancient ones. Only say yes, and you will live forever, Queen of the Fey. Your brother can go home. I'll even let you keep your prince if you wish, though i fear he may not adapt well to our kingdom. Regardless, you belong here, at my side. Isn't that what you've always wanted? To belong?"

This excerpt shows that King Machina was a HORRID... Fey... who had no mercy for dying Ash, and kept toying with Meghan's emotions and feelings. His character is absolutely, purely evil. THANK YOU MEGHAN FOR DRIVING THE WITCHWOOD THROUGH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

MJ~* said...

If you haven't read The Iron Queen please don't read.... This is between Puck and Ash at the very end of the book.

"So, where are we doing? Goodfellow asked. "I assume you have some sort of plan for this adventure."
An adventure. He didn't think of it that way, but it didn't matter. I don't care what it is called. I just want to be with her at the end. I'm no giving up. Meghan, I'll be with you soon. Please, wait for me.
"Hey, ice-boy. Did you hear me? Where are we going? What are we doing?"
" I heard you," he murmured, and turned away, beginning to walk into the trees. "And yes,I have a plan."
"Really. Do enlighten me."
"First, we're going to find a certain cat."

I LOVE this part! To me it shows more into Ash and Pucks friendship. Even though they both had it out for each other, they still seemed to find one common thing to help them stay together. Meghan. I am SOOOOO excited and cannot wait for the next book!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite scenes involves Ash and Meghan dancing for the first time.

'My knees trembled. "I can't do this," I whispered, clutching Ash's arm for support. "Let me go. I think I'm going to be sick."
"You'll be fine." Ash didn't looking at me as we stepped onto the dance floor. He faced a trio of fey rulers with his head up and his expression blank. I looked over the sea of faces and shook in terror.
Ash tightened his grip on my hand. "Just follow my lead." - Ash and Meghan The Iron King

I think this particular scene shows that Ash finds her intriguing though doesn't know why and Meghan is caught between curiosity about him and wanting to run and hide. From this scene I had a feeling that it would be just one of the many challenges they would face together.

anytablake said...

Way too many choices, but here is one from Iron Daughter.

Ironhorse growled, the furious rumble of an oncoming
THRONE,” he vowed, taking a threatening step forward.

Helena said...

"Careful human. Do not lose your heart to a faery prince. It never ends well.

Eva said...

The Iron Fey - Meghan's first encounter with the infamous, loving and merciful Queen Titania...

“So,” she [Queen Titania] said at last, her voice dripping poisoned icicles, “this is Oberon’s little

Oh, crap. I knew who this was. She sat the second, empty throne in Oberon’s court.
She was the other driving force in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was nearly as
powerful as Oberon himself.

“Queen Titania,” I gulped, bowing.

“It speaks,” the lady went on, feigning surprise, “as if it knows me. As if being
Oberon’s throwback will protect it from my wrath.” Her eyes glittered like chips of
diamond, and she smiled, making her even more beautiful and terrifying. “But I am
feeling merciful tonight. Perhaps I will not cut out its tongue and feed it to the hounds.

Laeti said...

So I choose this quote which I think really embodies Puck. It is between Puck and Meghan in The Iron Daughter:

Puck rolled his eyes. Holding out his hand, he gave me an encouraging smile. "Come on, Princess. Don't want to get separated in here." I clasped his hand, and he curled his fingers tight around mine. "Let's go, then. Rusty can bring up the rear. That way, if we're jumped from behind, we won't lose anything important."

CeReS said...

This is my favorite serie so far! So here is my quote from The Iron Daughter:

"Then you came along. And suddenly...I don't know.
It was like I was seeing things for the first time again."

Ash speaks to Meghan. Ash is my favorite character <3 I really discovered him in The Iron Knight. There are a lot of quotes in the fourth book that I wanted to write here (yes I have had the chance to read it already) but I don't want to spoiler you!

I love how he manages to open his heart to Meghan, to think with his heart no matter what.

jinxie said...

I absolutely adored Razor he was so cute and the things he said even though simple still managed to make me laugh :)

"Bad kitty!" he screeched, snarling and baring his fangs at Grimalkin, who yawned and turned away to groom his tail. "Evil, evil, sneaky kitty! Bite your head off in your sleep, I will! Hang you by your toes and set you on fire! Burn, Burn!"

-Razor" (Iron Queen)

Jamie-Leigh said...

My favorite passage is from the Iron Queen when Ash becomes Megan's knight. It was so old fashioned and romantic. I loved it. (This would have beeen easier if I had remembered to bring my book home from work with me. lol)
Let it be known from this day forth, I vow to protect Megan Chase, daughter of the summer king, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine.
Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And if it should fail to protect her, let my own life be forfeit.

Shirley said...

let's see...from the Iron Daughter, near the end of the book when both king/ queen of the courts banish their respective son/daughter from the faerie realm. I thought this showed that as rulers, all rules and laws must be obeyed and laws will always come before family. So this event embodies Queen Titania and King Oberon's characters, but the fact that it represents oberon more has a bigger impact as no matter how far he is willing to protect his daughter, the laws will forever be absolute and he will have to obey them.

Goshhh why does the iron fey series have to end?!?!?! I needdddd more Ashhh!!

Anonymous said...

"Enough!" Mab screeched whirling on me. "Half-breed you go too far! Your line has already robbed me of a son, and you will not touch another! I know you seek to turn my youngest against me with your blasphemous claims of love and I will not have it!"

Anonymous said...

his is a part of a conversation from the Iron Daughter about the Winter Formal
-"What about a dress?" I argued, still determined to find a loophole. "I don't have anything to wear."
This time, I received scornful looks from both the nurse and Puck. "We can get you a dress, Princess," Puck scoffed. "Hell, I can glamour you a dress made of diamonds and butterflies, if you want."
That's a little extravagant, don't you think, Robin?" Tha nurse shook her head at him. "Do not worry Miss Chase," she told me. "I have friends who can help us in that regard. You will have a beautiful dress for the formal, I promise you that."
Well, that would be a nice sentiment, if I wasn't so absolutely terrified.-
i love this conversation :)


Hmm wow this is hard so many to choose from but I particularly like this scene!

ronhorse growled, the furious rumble of an oncoming
THRONE,” he vowed, taking a threatening step forward.

Bookie Monster said...

This embodies iron horse.

Amanda said...

I haven't read this series and now I want to so bad

nat arapaki said...

its from iron queen just before meghan kills Ferrum.

That didn’t make any sense, and I shook my head to clear it, trying to remember where I was. “Where is everyone? Where is…Ferrum! I was fighting Ferrum. I have to get back. Where is he?”
“You cannot beat him,” Machina said again. “Not the way you are fighting. He is the essence of Iron’s corruption, feeding off the land like a bloated tick. His power is too great, and you cannot defeat him with Iron glamour alone.”
“I’m going to have to try,” I said angrily. “I don’t have a magic Witchwood arrow to kill him like I did you. I just have myself.”
“The Witchwood arrow was only a conduit for your own Summer glamour. It was powerful, yes, but it only worked because you are Oberon’s daughter, and his living, healing Summer blood flows through you. In essence, you injected the Iron King with your own Summer magic, and my body could not take it. It is the same with Ferrum.”
“Well, I can’t do that anymore. Every time I use Summer magic, the Iron gets in the way. I can’t use one without the other tainting it. I can’t win like that. I can’t—” Close to despair, I sank to my knees, burying my face in one hand. “I have to win,” I whispered. “I have to. Everyone is depending on me. There must be a way to use my Summer magic. Dammit, my father is the Summer King, there has to be a way to separate—”
And then it hit me. I remembered my father. Not the Seelie King—my human father, Paul. I could
see us sitting at the old piano, while he tried to explain how music worked. I could see the Iron glamour in the notes, the strict lines and rigid rules that made up the score, but the music itself was a vortex of song and pure, swirling emotion. They weren’t separate entities, creative magic and Iron glamour. They were one; cold logic and wild emotion, merged together to create something truly beautiful.
“Of course,” I whispered, reeling from the understanding. “I was using them separately, of course they reacted to each other. That’s what you were trying to tell me, wasn’t it? This power—me, you, Summer and Iron glamour—I can’t use one or the other. They’re useless separated. I have to…make them one.”
It was so simple, now that I thought about it. Paul had shown me they could combine; it was nothing new. This was why Machina gave his power to me—I was the only one who could merge them, a half-breed who could wield both Summer and Iron.
I felt a presence behind me, but didn’t turn. There would be nothing there if I did. “Are you ready?” Machina whispered. No, not Machina, the manifestation of the
Iron glamour, my Iron glamour. The magic I had been rejecting, running away from, all this time. Using it, but never really accepting it. That ended today. It was time.
“I’m ready,” I murmured, and felt hands on my shoulders, long-fingered and powerful. Steel cables began coiling around me, around us, tightening as theyslithered over my skin. About the time they stabbed into me, wiggling under my skin and crawling up toward my heart, I closed my eyes. Machina’s presence was fading away, growing fainter and fainter, though right before he vanished altogether, he bent close and whispered in my ear:
“You’ve always had the power to defeat the false king. He is a corrupter, a lifetaker, poisoning everything he touches. He will try to drain your magic by force. You can defeat him, but you must be brave. Together, we can restore this land.”
The cables finally reached my heart, and a jolt like an electrical current slammed into my body, as all that was left of the Iron King faded completely and was gone.

Sarena said...

"Touch her, and I'll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?" (by Ash from the Iron King)

This quote makes me laugh every time I see it, and I think it suits Ash's personality perfectly. While it makes him sound like the dangerous ice prince he is, at the same time it shows how protective he is of Meghan even though the laws of the Winter and Summer Courts forbid him from loving her.

Yueming said...

"Ash!" I called. "What are you doing? Come on!"
"Meghan." Ash's voice, despite the pain below the surface, was calm. "I hope you find your brother. If you see Puck again, tell him I regret having to step out of our duel."
"Ash,no! Don't do this!"
I felt him smile. "You made me feel alive again," he murmured.
Screeching, the gremlins attacked.

I loved this part, Ash was so nice and, well, I can't describe it. I cried a lot during this part. It was just so sweet.

Johanna said...

Okay. I laughed so hard in this part in Summer's Crossing and I think Puck's POV here embodies Leanansidhe perfectly...

Glitter and streamers of light swirled around us, and a chorus of tiny voices sang out
a single note. I winced, knowing there was only one person who thought a normal entrance, like walking through a door, wasn’t good enough for her; she had to announce her presence with sparkle and glitter and St.Peter’s choir.
Sometimes, it sucks being right all the time.
“Leanansidhe,” Ash grumbled, sounding about as
thrilled as I felt as the Queen of the Exiles stepped out of the glitter and light and smiled down at us. She looked like she was going to a party where the theme was Most Sparkly Evening Gown, or maybe Quickest Way to Blind Someone. She paused a moment, striking a dramatic pose for her sadly unimpressed audience,before waving her hand and dispersing with the fireworks.

Everyone will agree.That I'm sure of.This was really hilarious XD

ParaJunkee said...

Meghan in her last battle it just sums up her selfless character:

Oh, God.
I was shaking now, unable to stop myself. This was really it. The last battle, and it all rested on me. What if I failed? If I couldn't beat the false king, they would all die - Oberon, Grim, Puck, Ash...

Rob said...

"Ever wanted to go sledding in the Mojave Desert?"
Puck, The Iron Daughter

I think that sums Puck up well!

Andrea said...

"The lady is uncomfortable with your presence,"
Machina went on, not looking away from me. "I do not wish her to be uncomfortable. Go. I will take care of her, and the Winter prince."

Yeah, right! Definitely shows how bad he is.

Misty said...

Ash after the fight with the metal dragon in the first book.

"Are you alright?"
"Never again," he muttered, almost to himself. His eyes were still closed, and I wasn't sure he knew I was there. "I will NOT watch that happen again. I won't...lose that. I can't..."
"Ash?" I whispered, touching his arm.
His eyes opened and his gaze dropped to mine. "Meghan," he murmured, seeming a bit confused that I was still there. He blinked and shook his head. "Why didn't you run? I tried to buy you some time. You should've gone ahead."
"Are you crazy? I couldn't leave you to that thing. Now, come on." I took his hand, tugging him off the post while glancing nervously at the frozen dragon. "Lets get out of here. I think that thing just blinked at us."
His fingers tightened on mineand pulled me forward. Startled and overbalanced, I looked up at him, and then he was kissing me.

BellaBunnell said...

Something and someone a bit different, I picture this small character as a sweet but iron version of Gollum, from the Lord of the Rings.
He's eager to please and somehow manages affection for Meaghan.
"Begging your pardon, your highness", Glitch smirked, "but who are you calling a monster? "

Cute, cute. TEAM ASH!!

Sassy said...

I absolutely love this series. My fave quote would have to be from The Iron Queen (I would love to post one from The Iron Knight but not sure If I can lol)

It's probably been put up already but it just gets my heart in a flutter...

"My name is Ashallyn'darkmyr Tallyn, third son of the Unseelie Court...Let it be known--from this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor, and my life. Her desires are mine. Her wishes are mine. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own existence be forfeit. This I swear, on my honor, my True Name, and my life. From this day on..." His voice went even softer, but I still heard it as though he whispered it into my ear. "I am yours."

I couldn't stop the tears anymore. They clouded my vision and rolled down my cheeks, and I didn't bother to wipe them away. Ash stood, and I threw myself into his arms, feeling him tremble as he crushed me close. He was mine now, my knight, and nothing would come between us."

I just love this moment. From all the books this stands out the most for me... but The Iron Knight would have to be my fav book from the series. :D

Airaseem said...

i love this quote because me reading the quote remind me of how easy and cute they are around each other but still in that level in their relationship :
"But ... but what if I hit you?”
A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”
“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone. “I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes. I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming. I don’t want to hurt you.”
He favored me with another patient look. “And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”
He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me."
— Julie Kagawa (The Iron Queen)

Alba said...

-The sharp blast of a horn echoed over the trees the, loud and sudden. It was followed by another, and another, as faeries jerked awake or emerged from their tents, blinking in alarm. Ash raised his head and followed the sound, the ghost of a vicious smile crossing his face.
"They are coming."-
(The Iron Queen, Ash)

I think this definitely shows you the true nature of Ash and how he's always on alert and aware of his surroundings not matter what! :D

Ellen Elizabeth said...

Hi! Ok, so it took me a while to think about this and I think I have it, so here it goes. The scene that I think best embodies a character, specifically Ash, is in The Iron Daughter. It's the scene where Meghan accidentally slips out saying she loves Ash when Rowan was right there as well. And Ash becomes this hard cold shell of a person saying how he doesn't care about her and why would he affiliate himself with a half-breed. I think this scene really embodies who Ash really is. Even though on the outside, he can be a big jerk, but we all know on the inside, how caring he really is towards Meghan and Meghan just wasn't prepared on how cold Ash really can be. Ash will do anything to protect Meghan, even if it means breaking her heart, when he really isn't breaking it.

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I haven't read any of the series but I've heard great things about it. Clearly a lot of people love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win a bookmark :D Thank you so much for this contest. <3 Hmm, I'm not sure if I have a quote like that. Although I feel that this quote explains much about Ash ;)
"Touch her, and I'll freeze your testicles off and put them in a jar. Understand?" - Ash (The Iron King)

Although I love this quote the most:
"You are my heart, my life, my entire existence." - Ash (The Iron Queen)

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Vojalyn said...

Wow, I love Iron Fey, so many thanks for doing this giveaway! I have a very long list about my favourite quotes, but I won't list them all now. This is one of them and I love it because it's sooo romantic <3

"Ash pulled me back against him, brushing my hair from my neck. His mouth skimmed my shoulder, up my neck, sending butterflies swarming through my insides. "If you want to rest, then do so," he murmured against my skin. "The rain will not touch you, I promise."

Thank you again for the giveaway,