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Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California, but at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.
When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books and her love of reading lead her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.
To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years and as a professional dog trainer until she stopped training to write full-time.
For Twilight fans this trilogy is a must. Better written with characters that you can easily identify with and a plot line that really draws you in and holds you tight, plus a setting that comes alive visually. Do, though, read the trilogy in order. The first is The Iron King, with this one, The Iron Daughter the second. The third is scheduled for summer 2011 and is called The Iron Queen.
The Iron King is the first in a terrific new series - The Iron Fey. As Meghan Chase reaches her 16th birthday she discovers why her father disappeared without trace on her 6th birthday and also finds herself a pawn in a deadly war for Meghan is the daughter of a faery king and must choose between her normal life or one with a darkly dangerous prince in a magical world.
'My new favourite series' Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy and Spirit Hunters series Return to Julie Kagawa's beautiful and perilous land of shapeshifters, samurai and demons as Japanese mythology and magic swirl together in the New York Times bestselling author's brand new adventure. THE TIME OF THE WISH APPROACHES... Yumeko the shapeshifter had one task: take her piece of the ancient and powerful scroll to the Steel Feather temple and prevent the summoning of the great Kami Dragon. But she has a new enemy now. The demon Hakaimono, has escaped and possessed the samurai she thought would protect her, Kage Tatsumi of the Shadow Clan. Hakaimono has done the unthinkable and joined forces with Genno, the Master of Demons, to break his curse and set himself free. But Genno wishes to overthrow the empire and cover the land in darkness. To do that he needs only one thing, the scroll Yumeko is hiding. As the paths of Yumeko and the possessed Tatsumi cross again the entire empire will be thrown into chaos. AND CHAOS WILL DARKEN AN EMPIRE. Readers love Julie Kagawa's Soul of the Sword! 'Julie's writing is pure magic' 'It's breathtaking!' 'This book was simply put epic!' 'left me on the edge of my seat' 'like watching an epic anime' 'I cannot wait for the next book' 'i love all the Japanese folklore and mythology intertwined within the plot' 'I couldn't resist this book' 'exciting and atmospheric' 'that ending!'
Don't miss the epic conclusion to the Talon Saga from New York Times bestselling author, Julie Kagawa. 'MUST READ!' 'I did not want to put it down.' What if dragons walked among us in human form? Enter a modern fantasy of heroes, sacrifice, forbidden love and enemies turned allies who have no choice but to fight side by side. TODAY, WE STRIKE BACK. WE SHOW TALON THAT WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT THEIR NEW WORLD. Ember Hill has learned a shocking truth. She is the blood of the Elder Wyrm, the ancient dragon who is on the verge of world domination. With the order of St. George destroyed, she must journey to the Amazon jungle in search of one who might hold the key to take down Talon. As the stakes are rising and the Elder Wyrm is declaring war, time is running out for the rogues and any dragon not affiliated with Talon. The final battle approaches and if Talon are victorious, the world will burn. From the New York Times, and international bestselling author of The Iron Fey and the Blood of Eden series comes the fiery, hugely anticipated finale of The Talon Saga... ***Readers are loving Inferno!*** 'MUST READ!' 'What a great ending to a fabulous series! ...It's going to be a tough goodbye' 'Julie Kagawa once again outdoes herself. I am honestly at a loss for words.' 'A thrilling conclusion to a fantastically compelling series.' 'An excellent ending to an excellent series.' 'I did not want to put it down.' 'One of my all time favorite series.' 'It's a series not to be missed!'
The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde. After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling. In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against The Order of St. George and against own twin brother Dante-the heir apparent Talon, who will soon unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
Winter's Passage 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.... Iron's Prophecy Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn't have it any other way. But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts - gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan's past returns with a dire prophecy: What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them. Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey...and her and Ash's unborn child.... Summer's Crossing Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence...and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts. Now Ash has granted one favour too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help...into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice...betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.
The thrilling next story in the The Talon Saga, the incredible new YA fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa. When forced to choose between the sinister Talon organisation and being hunted by her own kind, dragon-human hybrid Ember fled. Even if it meant losing Garret, the dragon-slaying soldier she shares a deep bond with. Now Garret has uncovered secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike. Can the danger reunite them?
When forced to choose between safety with the dragon organization Talon and being hunted forever as an outcast, Ember Hill chose to stand with Riley and his band of rogue dragons rather than become an assassin for Talon. She's lost any contact with her twin brother, Dante, a Talon devotee, as well as Garret, the former-enemy soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side. As Ember and Riley hide and regroup to fight another day, Garret journeys alone to the United Kingdom, birthplace of the ancient and secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers and uncover deadly and shocking secrets that will shake the foundations of dragons and dragon-slayers alike, placing them all in imminent danger as Talon's new order rises.
The Iron Prince betrayed us all. He killed me. Then, I woke up. Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was torn away. The human world has been cast into chaos and the Forgotten Queen is leading an uprising; a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever. Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran, Ethan's nephew and the traitor son of the Iron Queen. To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he searchs for answers. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the world of the fey will be changed forevermore... `One killer storyteller' - MTV
Deserter Traitor ROGUE. Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her-Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant. Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day...or start an all-out war? 'The first in a new series, Talon leaves readers perfectly balanced between satisfaction and anticipation' - BookPage 'Kagawa knows just how to end a first volume for maximum cliff-hanger drama' - Booklist 'A strong, promising start to the Talon Saga' - Publishers Weekly The Talon Saga 1.Talon - out now 2.Rogue - 7th May 2015 3. Soldier - May 2016 4. Legion - November 2016
Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her-Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragon-slaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant.Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day ... or start an all-out war?
'There are a dozen soldiers hiding in that maze. All hunting you. All looking to kill you.' To the outside world Ember Hill is an ordinary girl, but Ember has a deadly secret. A dragon hiding in human form, she is destined to fight the shadowy Order of St. George, a powerful society of dragonslayers. St. George soldier Garret is determined to kill Ember and her kind. Until her bravery makes him question all he's been taught about dragons. Now a war is coming and Garret and Ember must choose their sides - fight to save their bond or fulfil their fate and destroy one another. 'The first in a new series, Talon leaves readers perfectly balanced between satisfaction and anticipation' - BookPage 'Kagawa knows just how to end a first volume for maximum cliff-hanger drama' - Booklist 'A strong, promising start to the Talon Saga' - Publishers Weekly
In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey-and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence, and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the order has ingrained in him-and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
Meghan Chase's true identity has been revealed. She is the daughter of King Oberon. Half-fey, she is more determined than ever to escape from the Seelie Court to continue her search for her stolen brother, Ethan - even if it means facing off against the handsome and deadly Prince Ash. IN SPANISH: Basado en la novela best seller del New York Times, la verdadera identidad de Meghan Chase ha sido revelada. Ella es la hija del rey Oberon. Ella esta mas que decidida que nunca a escapar de la Corte de la Luz para continuar la busqueda de su hermano raptado, Ethan. Incluso si esto significa luchar frente a frente contra el apuesto y mortal Principe Ash.
Based off the New York Times best selling novels. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series, and follows the adventures of a girl named Meghan Chase. On her sixteenth birthday, Meghan discovers her little brother has been kidnapped by a faery race known as "e;the Fey"e; and even worse, replaced with an evil changeling and taken into the "e;Nevernever."e; Meghan bravely ventures into the faery realm to rescue him, and that's where an epic plot unfolds. This collected edition has never before images and character designs!
'Julie Kagawa is a strong new voice' The Sunday Express The final hunt is on. Vengeance will be hers. Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question, am I human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer - monster. Now Allie must embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many horrifying surprises for Allie and her companions. In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in a heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone... Return to Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world in the final instalment of the Blood of Eden trilogy. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Sarah J Maas and Tomi Adeyemi. *********************************************** Readers adore The Forever Song! 'A perfect end to an amazing series' 'The best series I have ever read' 'Five stars do not seem enough for a book this great' 'WOW what a story' 'I didn't want it to end!' 'An amazing end to the Blood of Eden trilogy' *********************************************** The Blood of Eden series Book One: The Immortal Rules Book Two: The Eternity Cure Book Three: The Forever Song
After his unexpected journey into the land of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to his normal life with his girlfriend Kenzie. But when your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, `normal' simply isn't an option. Ethan's nephew, Keirran, is missing and on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever. Now, as Ethan's and Keirran's fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan's next choice will decide the fate of them all.
'Julie Kagawa is a strong new voice' The Sunday Express How do you face the end of eternity? In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: blood calls to blood. Allie has done the unthinkable - died so that she might continue to live. Cast out and separated from the boy she dared to love, she follows the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace, what she finds there could change the world forever... There's a new plague on the rise - a new strain of the disease that wiped out most of humanity generations ago - and this one is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries. Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and vampire will blur even further. Return to Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable dystopian journey continues. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Sarah J Maas and Tomi Adeyemi. *********************************************** Readers adore The Eternity Cure! 'I love love love this series!' 'You will love this book - read it!' 'What an ending!' 'I was so enthralled by this book I finished it in a day!' 'I couldn't put it down' 'Stop what you are doing and buy these books!' *********************************************** The Blood of Eden series Book One: The Immortal Rules Book Two: The Eternity Cure Book Three: The Forever Song
Don't look at Them Don't speak of Them Never enter Their world Those are the rules that Ethan Chase lives by when it comes to the dark fairies that robbed him of his sister. But they are still on his trail and Ethan can't fight fate forever. Now the deadly fey are at his school, colliding with his real life, Ethan will sacrifice everything to keep his mortal friends safe, even if it means becoming entangled in the world he's spent his whole life trying to deny. His destiny and birthright are calling. And now there's no escape.
'Julie Kagawa is a strong new voice' The Sunday Express What if having a chance to save humanity meant becoming what you hate and fear most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness... Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. All that drives Allie is her hatred of them - the vampires who keep humans for food. Until the night Allie herself dies... and becomes a vampire. Forced to flee, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend - the cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what - and who - is worth dying for... again. Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable dystopian journey begins. Perfect for fans of Holly Black, Sarah J Maas and Tomi Adeyemi. *********************************************** Readers can't get enough of The Immortal Rules: 'I could not put this book down.' 'a heart wrenching tale of survival' 'totally hooked' 'I loved this book, and would recommend it to nearly everyone!' 'kept me up all night!' 'keeps you enthralled from start to finish' *********************************************** The Blood of Eden series Book One: The Immortal Rules Book Two: The Eternity Cure Book Three: The Forever Song
Faery prince Ash--the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court--finally gets to tell his story: how he escaped the Winter Court with his life intact and the promise he made to the Iron Queen.
In less than twenty-four hours I'll be seventeen. Although, technically, I won't actually be turning seventeen. I've been in the Nevernever too long. When you're in Faery, you don't age. So while a year has passed in the real world, agewise I'm probably only a few days older than when I went in. In real life, I've changed so much I don't even recognize myself. MY NAME IS MEGHAN CHASE. I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it. THIS TIME, THERE WILL BE NO TURNING BACK. 'Katniss Everdeen better watch out.' - Huffington Post onThe Immortal Rules 'Julie Kagawa is one killer storyteller.'-MTV .
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey-ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her. Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart `Katniss Everdeen better watch out.' - Huffington Post onT he Immortal Rules 'Julie Kagawa is one killer storyteller.'-MTV .
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny-one she could never have imagined Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school...or at home. When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. But she could never have guessed the truth-that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. `Katniss Everdeen better watch out.' - Huffington Post onT he Immortal Rules 'Julie Kagawa is one killer storyteller.'-MTV .