Congrats to Cassandra Clare and Jace for their win in the YA Crush Tourney. Couldn't have asked for a better, tougher opponent then Jace.
So, no shirtless Ash scene (I will save that for something special), but since today is Tuesday, I'd thought I'd post an extensive teaser from Iron Knight.
A HUGE, HUGE thank you to everyone who voted for Ash. You gave Jace a good fight, and that's all we could ask for.
So, today's Teaser Tuesday is for Team Ash. Thank you again.
The door past the sphinxes opened to another narrow corridor, empty of fire-breathing dragons this time, but no less strange. It stretched away into the darkness, lit only by orange candlelight, flickering against walls. The flames seemed to float in the air, reflecting off the surfaces of hundreds of full-length mirrors lining the corridor on both sides.
Glancing at my own image, I paused, faintly surprised at the stranger in the mirror. The pale, dark-haired reflection stared back grimly, clothes tattered around the edges, eyes touched with exhaustion. I barely recognized myself, but maybe that was a good thing. After all, that was why I was here; to become something else, someone else. If all went as planned, Ashalyn’darkmyr Tallyn, third prince of the Unseelie Court, would no longer exist.
What will it be like as a human? I wondered at my reflection. Will I still be myself? Will I remember everything about my life in the Winter Court, or will all those memories disappear?
I shook my head. It was useless to wonder about that now, when we were so close, but still…
“Come on, handsome.” Puck put a hand on my shoulder, and I brushed it off. “Quit preening. I think we’re almost there.”
As we started down the corridor, wary of traps and pits and ambushes, I thought of Meghan, back in the Iron Kingdom. It would be dreadfully ironic, I mused, if once I earned a soul, I forgot everything about being fey, including all my memories of her. That sort of ending seemed appropriately tragic; the smitten fey creature becomes human but forgets why he wanted to in the first place. Old fairytales loved that sort of irony.
I won’t let that happen, I told myself, clenching my fists. If I have to have Puck tell me everything, even if he has to go through our entire history, I will find a way to make it back to her. I will not become human only to forget it all.
The hallway went on. The flickering candles cast strange lights in the opposite mirrors, endless rows of flame, stretching to infinity. From the corner of my eye, I saw my own dark reflection, walking along beside me. Smirking.
Except, I wasn’t.
Yay Team Ash!ReplyDelete
Love the teaser! Thanks Julie.
Loveee the teaser! Thank yu so much Julie ;DD It makes me can't wait for the release!ReplyDelete
OMG! Amazing Teaser! it just made me want to read The Iron Knight more! Julie u seriously rock ! Team Ash Forever!ReplyDelete
Squeeeeee!!!! Thanks for the teaser, Julie. I. Can't. Wait!ReplyDelete
Teaser was great! Love love love Ash :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful teaser! And sorry Ash didn't make it. Was a fight though. :) Thank you!ReplyDelete
Awesome teaser! Can't wait!ReplyDelete
tht was amazing!! it just tore my heart out!! human?? i cnt believe it!! i cnt wait!!! i hope this book doesnt make me cry like iron king and iron queen did. lolReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the teasers ^ ^ My only question is...Is it October yet? :PReplyDelete
oo, great teaser, thnx Julie! i cant imagine ash as human, i hope theres some twist and he doesnt have to be, it wont be the same if he is,but i guess, as long as he and meghan r together.ReplyDelete
Ash won in my books ;)ReplyDelete
uuuh I remember this scene... The Iron Knight was awesome!
I love Jace, but I love Ash much more :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the teaser!
thank you julie!! Amazing!!ReplyDelete
Awesome teaser! Ohh Miss Kawaga ma'am...I have my teaser from Iron Knight on our blog! Would love it if you could check it out! :)ReplyDelete
This is amazing!!!ReplyDelete
I really can not wait to read this book, thank you so much for the teaser! :D
Well, it sucks not having a shirtless Ash scene. But it was still a good fight. But thanks for that teaser Julie! I just hope October comes fast! Team <3 Ash <3ReplyDelete
Thanks for the teaser Julie!It was fantastic, I love Ash...!ReplyDelete
That made my day. Great now I am all ready for an 18 hour flight. xD Finally I got something to think about.ReplyDelete
Aaaah! Thank you times a million!ReplyDelete
OMG thanks for the teaser. I can not wait to read the entire book! Go Team Ash!ReplyDelete
Oh...MaGosh! I can't wait to read The Iron Knight!!! :DDDDD Thank you so much for the teaser, it was truly awesome! ;3ReplyDelete
OMG ASH IS PLANNING TO GO HUMAN ON US?!ReplyDelete
Oooh I loved this moment in The Iron Knight, full of action!!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to have it for real even if I already read it. Every teaser makes me feel nostalgic!
I'm glad to hear Team Ash went so far. You pick such good teasers to share.ReplyDelete
eeeeeep! That was a awesome teaser! cannot wait for nore!!ReplyDelete
GAH!!! I can not wait for this book to come out!!!! Great teaser!!!! Makes me want more more more haha can't wait!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my Gosh'!! i cannot wait for this book!!ReplyDelete
Awe... Ash will always be MY #1 fictional crush!! I ADORED The Iron Knight! Great choice of a teaser! I'm also glad that you are still going to share Ash's shirtless scene at another time! You're very good to us, Julie! Thx! :)ReplyDelete
Yay for the teaser! I LOVED it! Thank you so much for sharing it! I can't wait for the book!!ReplyDelete
And I hope Ash's feelings weren't hurt too badly that he lost, but then he's my favorite male character ever! So...maybe that'll help him feel better? (And I'll be watching for that shirtless scene)
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Jace winning also means no Ash/Jace (mango) Jello wrestling.ReplyDelete
If Ash becomes human, would he still be able to use glamour? Or would his feynessness die comepletely and he never be able to use glamour again at all?
jace is great, but ASH SHOULD HAVE WON D:ReplyDelete
Ash is just so wonderful. It must be delightful to have him floating around in your head all the time.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the post! Super excited for the Iron Knight.
His love is the strongest I've ever encountered in a character. Makes him more attractive as ever. I love Ash. He's real. YOU, Julie, made him so. I thank you for that. Teaser=100x added impatience.ReplyDelete
This is driving me crazy!! I got my cousin interested in The Iron Fey and she read the entire series (including the novellas) in one week! I'd never seen her read anything so fast (go her!) She remains resolutely team Puck to my great annoyance, but, even so, we've started a countdown for The Iron Knight. Btw, anyone heard the song My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion? It reminds me so much of Meg and Ash I cried. No lie.ReplyDelete
I love Jace (seriously I just read most of the entire Mortal Instruments this week....well, all except City of Bones which I read in June) but....ASH SHOULD HAVE TOTALLY WON. Ah, well....can't have everything I want. Sorry for the loss, Julie....ReplyDelete
i cant wait for the next book tocome out! i literally cried when i finnished the 3rd book because i thought the series was over. i really hope that the series turns into a movie. this really seems like the next twilight saga. there is team Ash and team Puck. i am team Puck all the way!! julie, you are an amazing author.ReplyDelete
send more teasers the suspension is killing me i am on both teams you are a fantastic author JulieReplyDelete