- By Jocelyn A. Fox

The Iron Sword

  • Title: The Iron Sword
  • Author: Jocelyn A. Fox
  • ISBN: 9780984435616
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Iron Sword Tess O Connor has never fought in a duel ridden a Fae steed descended from a dragon or touched taebramh the magical substance that gives mortals dreams She has never faced down a garrelnost or trav

    Tess O Connor has never fought in a duel, ridden a Fae steed descended from a dragon, or touched taebramh, the magical substance that gives mortals dreams She has never faced down a garrelnost or traveled the hidden mysterious pathways between the mortal world and the realm of the Fae She has never felt a magnetic attraction to a perilously handsome Sidhe knight with eyeTess O Connor has never fought in a duel, ridden a Fae steed descended from a dragon, or touched taebramh, the magical substance that gives mortals dreams She has never faced down a garrelnost or traveled the hidden mysterious pathways between the mortal world and the realm of the Fae She has never felt a magnetic attraction to a perilously handsome Sidhe knight with eyes as deep and impenetrable as the ocean Tess O Connor stopped believing in fairy tales as a child when her father died but all that changes when she discovers that her best friend Molly is half Fae and has been summoned to the Unseelie Court by Queen Mab herself The Queen of Night and Winter sends Finnead, one of her trinity of Named Knights, to escort Molly to Court, willingly or unwillingly Mab believes that Molly is the fulfillment of a prophesy, the half Fae child foretold to become the bearer of the Iron Sword, a legendary weapon that could mean the difference between victory and defeat for the Fae in their struggle against an ancient evil While Tess quickly learns she is no match for the shadow spreading through the Fae world, she refuses to let her best friend face it alone and as the first mortal in Queen Mab s court in over five hundred years, she must use all her quick wit and tenacity to keep herself and Molly alive in the beautiful, dangerous Fae world as they hurtle toward the war that could destroy it

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    1. The book starts out in the Texas hill country.Two girls Molly and Tess,best friends and college buddies.For a little background,they met in a hand-to-hand fighting class.It's some kind of college break and Molly,who lives there,invited Tess. This is the opening of the book,and then the Gate to the fae world is found.Once there the world building is pretty amazing.And the creation of characters was un-founded. It was a book where a young person finds an amazing artifact and must save the world,we [...]

    2. DNF after 10% This was a freebie and I downloaded it to try it out like a sample. And I didn't like it. I thought at first that the unique setting with the heroine not being the "speshul" one, but her best friend would be refreshing and new.Actually it was annoying. The heroine came across as a needy tag-on. Her BFF came across as strange and cold. Her family as creepy. And our heroine has no problems to believe in fairies. She just accepts this because BFF. Really? If my sister, my husband, m [...]

    3. The Iron SwordA tale without of the old fashioned elements of fantasy. A new Mix to be sure, but then again who said Texas could not be the launch point into the world of the fae.

    4. Well, I did better with this book than I did with The Iron King.Twenty one-year-old chemistry major Tess O'Connor (who comes off more like a sixteen-year-old) has absolutely no problem accepting that her best friend, Molly Jackson, is half fae. With nary a thought about consequences nor the family she leaves behind, Tess insists on accompanying Molly to the court of Queen Mab as there's trouble afoot in fairyland. Once there our heroine forgets all about finishing college and takes up training t [...]

    5. The iron sword by Jocelyn A. Fox is one of the best fantasy's I've read in quite some time. When Tess insists in going with Molly to the unseelie court the drama hitches up another notch. When Molly's fae half is unbound she loses her memories. Doesn't even recognize Tess though they were like sisters. Tess has eyes on Fiannen, one of Queen Mab's named knights. They set off to rescue the border patrol attacked by the forces of an old evil threat.

    6. I downloaded this book when it was a digital freebie.I mean why not, right? The premise of the story interested me because the magical, immortal being wasn't the MC and there was no apparent love at first sight storyline. Complaints about the MC automatically believing in fairies and fae is kind of moot since this IS fantasy fiction and we are obviously reading it because WE would like to believe in fairies and fae lol. I really liked this book and purchased the second in the series before I was [...]

    7. The Iron Sword (The Fae War Chronicles Book 1)The adventure of Molly and Tess. Molly and Tess ate two college best friend. One will be the bear of the Iron Sword and one will be a new fea. Many nettles, many adventure awaiting the girls I n this old land of the fea. OK story.

    8. Great readThe characters were developed well, and I was drawn in to the book and had to finish it. Loved the writing style. Smooth and consistent.

    9. Good story line ,fast paced action with well developed characters. The fantasy genre can be quite repetitive but I found this to be an interesting read with fresh ideas.

    10. The Iron Sword is an unforgettable ride full of magic, laughs, strength, and adventure. I could not put this book down! I only got 2 hours of sleep because I couldn't stop reading this one!We start off with college best friends Tess and Molly, who are spending Thanksgiving in Texas with Molly's family. Everything seems to be relaxing until Molly is summoned to the Unseelie court by Queen Mab herself. The Sidhe believe that Molly is the key to a prophesy in finding the iron sword and defeating an [...]

    11. I ran across this book when it was advertised as free- and I tend to be one of those people who 'buys' all freebies. This was actually one of those freebies that I bothered to open.If I'm honest, I doubt that I would have purchased the book without that zero dollar price tag. Why? Mainly because this is not the normal genre that I prefer to read. The only fantasy that I generally read is urban fantasy. This book is not urban fantasy. I'm not even sure if it's 'normal' fantasy since I've never re [...]

    12. Good effort, worth the read.This is not an in-depth review, I just don't have that kind of time today. But I wanted to give a few words about Jocelyn Fox and The Iron Sword. I enjoyed the book and it's obvious that the author put time into doing research into the mythology of the Fae. I like the characters in the book and I the way the leads developed. The lead character, Tess, is compelling, and her friend, Molly, is interesting in the beginning. Then, there's the first Fae you meet, Finnead. T [...]

    13. "I knew at once that this was a different world- every part of my being knew it, even through the pain. There was something lovely and alien about the landscape, something wild and sweet in the cool night air. A part of my soul ached at the foreign feel, but another part reveled in the beauty of this new world suddenly spread out before me."This is the first book I have read by Jocelyn A. Fox and it will not be the last! Jocelyn has such a beautiful, creative mind that she lays on paper for us. [...]

    14. Multiple plot holes - 2.5 stars We follow Tess and Molly into the Fae! I love these types of books (and video games). I gobble them up, I can't help myself. Anyway, Tess's friend Molly has been summoned and Tess won't let her go alone. She meets all types of Sidhe and easily makes friends because she is a pretty mortal. Anyway, the evil is encroaching on the rest of the land on the brink of taking down both Seelie and Unseelie courts and Tess wants to help her friend fulfill the prophecy.Here's [...]

    15. A fantastic fantasy!Honestly, looking at its cover and its title I really hadn't thought much about the novel. After reading a "heavy" novel, I needed to read something light, and that's the way I'd begun the Iron Sword. However, a chapter or so into it I'd discovered it's not one of those fluffy dismissive novels, in fact, it had me entirely absorbed. What a brilliant take on the old English, Irish, and the Scottish tales about the Fay, Sidhe, and Unseelies. Am not certain of their spelling, pr [...]

    16. Brilliant story-teller!I do not give many 5 stars to books I've read (and I real A Lot). I tend to reserve them for books that are so well written they "stay" with me. Ms. Fox is a gifted weaver of words, IMHO. When Tess's best friend, Molly, is forced to travel to the Fae world to fulfill a dangerous Prophecy, Tess refuses to leave her side and is pulled into the magical realm with her. The storyline flows from our world into the Fae world of Faeortalam and it's many-faceted realms.This is a fa [...]

    17. *Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*This is the first book I have read by Jocelyn and I enjoyed it immensely! I love anything and everything about faeries and I'm happy to have found another amazing world to get lost in. I read this thick book in one sitting since I couldn't put it down. The size scared me a bit in the beginning but next thing I knew, I only had one chapter left to read.The characters in this story were super intriguing and unique. Their humor was amazing and I kept [...]

    18. For the full effect of this review click here.Usually when fae shows up, especially prophecies, it goes as planned. It's rare when the author tries something else instead. I can only hope that on book 2 things will turn into the familiar, instead of this craziness. So, after glimpsing at a letter from a friend, Tess finds out that there's more to this world than college, friends, and family. The letter will lead this duo of BFF's into the heart of the fae world, and its brewing war. Apparently h [...]

    19. I was absolutely mesmerized by The Iron Sword, pulled in by the mystique of the tale that author Jocelyn Fox so elegantly weaves. She has a unique style of writing, her description and eye for detail enchanting her reader word by word, page after page in an almost poetic nature. The storyline is intricate, yet easy to follow, and her characters are strong and well developed, each adding his or her own complexity to the story. The heroine, Tess O’Connor, is magnetic. Her storyline and character [...]

    20. Right away I realized that this book contains some lovely prose, but it started off a little slow for me. It got interesting when Finn showed up, but once everyone arrived at Mab's court, it slowed down again. I thought I would get to read about a good romance as there was some great interaction and respect building between Tess and Finn at the beginning; however, Finn was gone for a chunk of the book, so I didn't understand how he could just suddenly like Tess so much at the end. They never got [...]

    21. Ok, let me start with the good stuff. I really, really, really liked this book. It was action-packed, mysterious, romantic, and very exciting. I couldn't put it down once I'd read the first page. The plot was well-played, the characters were described wonderfully, and I wanted to know who she ended up with: the dark knight or the charming friend. Now for the bad stuff.In this day and time, most authors want to fit in with the others. This is setting a bad example for young authors. Today, most a [...]

    22. I actually really enjoyed this book.It isn't my fav fae book I do have to day. It doesn't have a patch on Julie Kagawa's books. They are my favourite fae series ever so this just cannot beat them. It is close though and this book brings different aspects to fae that I may have seen before just not all together in one book.This took me a few days to read not because it was bad just outside life took me away from reading so that shouldn't and doesn't affect how I rate this book. I love the lead, s [...]

    23. This is the first book in what promises to be an amazing series. It is full of action, fantasy and laughs that everyone can enjoy, not just young adults. Jocelyn Fox is a wonderful writer who has the ability to make her characters jump off the page and come to life around youwhich can be a bit unnerving when one of those characters is a decaying wolf-like creature called a garrelnost.The main character, Tess, is anything but a damsel in distress. She is a loving sister, devoted friend and hero w [...]

    24. This is the first book in what promises to be an amazing series. It is full of action, fantasy and laughs that everyone can enjoy, not just young adults. Jocelyn Fox is a wonderful writer who has the ability to make her characters jump off the page and come to life around youwhich can be a bit unnerving when one of those characters is a decaying wolf-like creature called a garrelnost.The main character, Tess, is anything but a damsel in distress. She is a loving sister, devoted friend and hero w [...]

    25. Originally reviewed at bluestockingcrafts The plot was the Chosen One with a twist. The worlds were successfully established but not overly detailed. The characters were likeable and distinct. There was a romantic subplot. The pacing was good.So, why did I take away a star because the plot was never resolved, it was carried over into the next book. Is this just done to make money, or it is a secret plan by publishing to make me kill my Kindle. I don't care when movies split up the book, it's a m [...]

    26. plot errorsI love fae stories, but this one had 3 significant errors that I couldn't get over. 1) Molly said she found out her real mother wasn't who she thought bc of a photo of the 2 of them when she was about 3. But her mom supposedly died during child birth. 2) Tess wasn't to tell anyone what happened with the garrelnost, and didn't for quite some time. However ramen suddenly knew what happened and yet only sentences later she told him she had killed it. He didn't know that she was the one t [...]

    27. What an adventure for a mere mortal suddenly walking in Faerie.When Tess decided to go into Faerie with her lifelong best friend little did she know her lineage would bring her to be perhaps THE most important being in the Fae lands. Although occasionally moving rather slowly perhaps due to situational and character development, the tale ended in a glorious rush of adrenalin with a lead to the next book in the saga. Characters were varied and well and interestingly described; monsters were scary [...]

    28. I have not been this giddy about a fae book since The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa!Notes:-I imagine Vell like Brienne of ASOIAF played by Gwendoline Christie.-Kavoryk as a cross between The Mountain, Hagrid and Vishka.I have to point out some inconsistencies.1. When Flora commented that she wanted to see Tess throw Kavoryk across the room. However, she was in the room when it happened.2. When Tess wondered about the relationship between Molly and the Vaelanmavar during their confrontation at the bar [...]

    29. Ohh I loved this book! If you like Lord of the Rings, I think you'd like this book. Tess is your average mortal (or is she?) with a half fairy as her best friend. Together they travel to the world of fairies with the handsome knight. Tess finds that she feels more at home here than in the human world, and Molly quickly disappears as she is prepared to sacrifice herself for a prophecy they think she is supposed to fulfill. I don't want to say much more, because I hate to spoil anything for anyone [...]

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