Julie Kagawa books in order
Julie Kagawa is the American New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Fey, The Blood of Eden, The Talon Saga and The Shadow of the Fox Series.
Born in Sacramento, California, Julie worked in different bookstores and also served as a professional dog trainer for several years before becoming a full-time writer after her first book sold.
She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a pair of Australian Shepherds.
Genres: Fantasy / SF, Young Adult
Iron Fey: Evenfall
- Shadow's Legacy: A Novella (2021)
- The Iron Raven (2021)
- The Iron Sword (2022)
- The Iron Vow (2023)
Society of Explorers and Adventurers
- Shinji Takahashi and the Mark of the Coatl (2022)
- Shinji Takahashi: Into the Heart of the Storm (2023)
- Till The World Ends (2013)
- Grim (2014)
Iron Fey Short Stories
- Winter's Passage (2010)
- Summer's Crossing (2011)
- Iron's Prophecy (2012)
The Blood of Eden Series
- Dawn of Eden: A Blood of Eden Prequel (2013)
- The Immortal Rules (2012)
- The Eternity Cure (2013)
- The Forever Song (2014)
The Call of the Forgotten
- The Lost Prince (2012)
- The Iron Traitor (2013)
- The Iron Warrior (2015)
The Iron Fey Series
- The Iron King (2010)
- The Iron Daughter (2010)
- The Iron Queen (2011)
- The Iron Knight (2011)
The Shadow of the Fox Series
- The Shadow of the Fox (2018)
- Soul of the Sword (2019)
- Night of the Dragon (2020)
The TALON Saga
- Talon (2014)
- Rogue (2015)
- Soldier (2016)
- Legion (2017)
- Inferno (2018)
Detailed book overview
Iron Fey: Evenfall
A royal wedding, a mysterious assassin, a new threat to all of Faery…
Friends and family gather to celebrate the wedding of the Iron Queen Meghan Chase’s brother…but one wedding guest feels more melancholic than the rest.
The King of the Forgotten can’t forget his own lost love and slips away from the festivities…only to be attacked by a strange faery who calls him a fraud and a false king.
Now the two must form a wary alliance to track a strange new threat, a creature of rage and hatred that threatens the newfound peace of Faery, in the opening to a grand new adventure in the enthralling world of the Iron Fey.
“You May Have Heard of Me…”
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, Joker, Raven, Fool… King Oberon’s Right-hand Jester From a Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Legends Are Many, but the Truth Will Now Be Known, as Puck Finally Tells His Own Story and Faces a Threat From a Time Before Faery Began. A Threat That Brings Him Face-to-face With a New Enemy…himself.
With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and Her Prince Consort, Puck’s Longtime Rival Ash, and Allies Old and New by His Side, Puck Begins a Fantastical and Dangerous Adventure Not to Be Missed or Forgotten. Evenfall Is Coming, and With It a Reckoning That Even Their Combined Powers and Wits May Not Vanquish, as a Shadow Falls Over the Lands of Faery and the World Slips Into Chaos.
As Evenfall nears, the stakes grow ever higher for those in Faery…
Banished from the Winter Court for daring to fall in love, Prince Ash achieved the impossible and journeyed to the End of the World to earn a soul and keep his vow to always stand beside Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey.
Now he faces even more incomprehensible odds. Their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, is missing. Something more ancient than the courts of Faery and more evil than anything Ash has faced in a millennium is rising as Evenfall approaches. And if Ash and his allies cannot stop it, the chaos that has begun to divide the world will shatter it for eternity.
After leaping through the portal to Evenfall, Meghan and her companions find themselves in a terrifying new world where Nightmares roam and glamour is nearly nonexistent. As their magic wanes and the creatures of Evenfall rise against them, the race to find the Nightmare King grows ever more desperate. But what they discover—about Evenfall, about the Nightmare King, about themselves—will shake everything they thought they knew to the core.
Society of Explorers and Adventurers
Shinji Takahashi is just an ordinary kid. An ordinary homeschooled smart-alecky orphan kid being raised by his globe-trotting aunt Yui. But when a magical guardian decides to use him as a conduit to awaken its power, Shinji's life takes a turn for the anything-but-ordinary.
Captured by the menacing Hightower Corporation, which is bent on using the guardian's magic for its own nefarious purposes, Shinji must team up with a brilliant young tech whiz named Lucy and her robot mouse, Tinker, in order to escape.
Together the two turn to the venerable Society of Explorers and Adventurers and its ragtag cast of spelunkers, hackers, mapmakers, pilots, and mythology experts (among other things) to return the guardian to its rightful home and release Shinji from its magic—which seems to be draining his life force.
Time is ticking, the Hightower Corporation is hot on their tail, and success or failure might depend on one small thing—Shinji finally coming around to the belief that he is anything but ordinary.
Shinji Takahashi has learned a lot as a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers--like how to scale a cliff with nothing but some rope and good luck, or how to outsmart a serpent warrior in the middle of the jungle. One thing he hasn't learned, however, is how to control his newfound guardian magic, or what this magic means for him.
After members of S.E.A. learn that a sunken ship belonging to the long-extinct Natia people has been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, Shinji and his friends head off to check out the wreckage, hoping to get there before the Hightower Corporation can plunder the site.
But when Shinji accidentally awakens a guardian who's been trapped inside a volcano for a century, it causes a volcanic eruption and releases a massive hurricane that threatens the entire coast of California. Now Shinji must learn to control his powers and best his fears so that he can stop the destruction and regain the trust of S.E.A. before it's too late.
To do so, he must head into the heart of the storm.
What would you do to survive in a world where everything you know and love disappears—never to be seen again?
Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Kylie is a doctor working in one of the clinics where victims of the Red Lung virus are housed. Stranger things are however happening to the remains of the dead. By the time she becomes acquainted with Ben Archer, Kylie realizes that a global pandemic is the least of her worries.
Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre
When a devastating spill turns the country into an extensive chemical wasteland, those with deep pockets retreat to fortresses. But for those in the Red Zone like Mari Thistle, life is a constant fight for survival.
Sun Storm by Karen Duvall
Transformed into a Kinetic following a huge solar flare that nearly destroyed the planet, storm chaser Sarah Daggot is determined to assemble other Kinetics and halt the sun’s final onslaught.
Grim is a collection of short stories authored by some of the most influential voices in young adult literature today.
Inspired by classic fairy tales with a dark dose and an ominous twist, its contributors include: Julie Kagawa, Ellen Hopkins, Claudia Gray, Shaun David Hutchinson, Amanda Hocking, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Myra McEntire, Christine Johnson, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Malinda Lo, Jackson Pearce, Sonia Gensler, Jeri Smith Ready, Saundra Mitchell, Jon Skrovan and Tessa Gratton.
Iron Fey Short Stories
Meghan Chase used to live an ordinary life, until she discovered that she is half human and half Summer faery princess.
Having escaped from the claws of the terrible Iron Fey, Meghan must fulfill her promise of returning to the equally deadly Winter Court alongside Prince Ash, her forbidden love.
Before that however, they must they visit Puck, Meghan’s closest friend and servant of her father, King Oberon, who was terribly injured whilst protecting Meghan from the Iron Fey.
But as Meghan and Ash’s attempt to journey without being noticed, they attract the attention of an ancient, mighty hunter; one too powerful even for Ash.
“A Midsummer’s Nightmare?”
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon’s most indispensable helper and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court—until the death of one girl came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.
When the prince is forced to seek the help of Puck, the Summer Court prankster has to choose whether to betray Ash and steal the heart of the girl they both fell in love with, or help his former friend pull off a deceptive scheme; one that no true faery prankster could ever resist.
Meghan Chase is finally getting accustomed to her role as the Iron Queen, the ruler of the Iron Fey. Strange as her royal life may be, she’s at peace knowing that former Winter prince, Ash, is by her side.
When they however travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns to make a damning prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.”
This leaves Meghan with a terrible choice to make; one that will seal the fate of all fey and her and her unborn child with Ash.
The Blood of Eden Series
Before The Immortal Rules, there was Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden - as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering.
What's worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she's beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems....
"What if saving humanity meant becoming what you dread the most?"
The Fringe is the outermost circle of a vampire city. There, Allison Sekemoto fights for survival. She and her crew rummage for food by day, and avoid falling prey by night.
Allie is driven by pure hatred of the vampires who have made humans their blood cattle, until one night when she is attacked and becomes the same thing she hates.
Forced to run away from the city, she joins a frayed group of pilgrims searching for a cure that could rid the disease in what remains of the society.
“Blood calls to blood.”
Allie died just so she could achieve immortality.
Kicked out of Eden and separated from the boy she loves, Allie follows the call of blood to save Kanin, her creator, from the deranged vampire Sarren. When the string guides Allie to her birthplace in New Covington, what she discovers there will forever change the world.
A strain of the Red Lung virus that destroyed a huge portion of the human race generations ago is on the rise. With a devastating effect to both humans and vampires, only Kanin knows the secret to the cure.
But will Allie be able to get to him before it’s too late?
Human or monster? Allison Sekemoto was never sure of the answer, until the death of her dearest love, Zeke, provided one.
She accepted her vicious vampire side just so she could track and destroy Sarren, the deranged vampire who killed Zeke.
Sarren has however left behind a long and bloody chain, one full of endless surprises for Allie and her counterparts Kanin, her creator, and Jackal her blood brother.
The chain leads to Eden, the last vampire-free zone on Earth, and a place they must protect with their own lives.
Allie has no idea what Sarren has in store for her.
The Call of the Forgotten
“Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.”
That’s the only rule that Ethan Chase can’t afford to break.
When the fey he has been evading start disappearing, and Ethan is attacked, he changes the rules to not only protect his family but also save a girl he never imagined he would ever fall for.
Ethan was certain he had protected himself from the land of Faery, which is the world of Meghan Chase, his older sister.
Having previously spent time in the Iron Realm, Ethan was left with nothing but terror and distaste for the world Meghan has made her home.
And when fate stretches its claws to him, there will be no escape for Ethan.
After journeying into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase can’t wait to get back to normal.
The former loner is willing to give it a try for his girlfriend, Kenzie, despite the fact that he is prohibited from seeing her again.
Keirran, Ethan’s nephew, is however missing; perhaps on the brink of attempting something unthinkable in order to rescue his own love.
As their destinies interweave, and Keirran stumbles further into darkness, Ethan’s next decision could very well determine their future.
“He killed me. Then, I woke up.”
Awakening a month later, Ethan Chase is shocked at the discovery that the Veil that hides the fey from human sight was temporarily destroyed. Despite the fact that the human race only had a brief glimpse into the world of Faery, it plunged Earth into terrible chaos.
The Forgotten Queen leads an uprising and at the forefront is Keirran: Ethan’s nephew, and the treacherous son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.
In the face of great danger, Ethan’s foes must become his allies as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten.
The Iron Fey Series
Things have never quite felt right for Meghan Chase ever since she saw her father mysteriously disappear at the age of six.
So when a dark stranger begins stalking her from a distance and her prankster best friend becomes overly protective, Meghan feels something is about to go down. And she’s right!
See, Meghan is the daughter of a mythical faery king…and an instrument in a terrible war.
She’ll come to learn the extent she’ll go to save a dear one, stop a sinister force no faery creature would ever go against, and fall in love with a young prince who would rather see her dead than let her steal his cold heart.
Meghan Chase, a half human and half Summer faery princess, has always struggled to fit in anywhere. Abandoned by her Winter prince, she is imprisoned by the Winter faery queen.
As the war between Summer and Winter draws closer, Meghan is convinced that Iron Fey, ironbound faeries, pose the greatest danger. But the Iron Fey has only been seen by Meghan and her missing prince, and no one believes her. Worse off is that her own fey powers have been cut off.
There is no one to trust.
Will her wits save her?
I’ll turn seventeen in less than twenty-four hours, sort of…
There’s no aging in Faery. So technically, even though a year has passed in the real world, am probably just a few days older than when I went in.
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought all the sacrifices and tough choices were behind me, but I was wrong.
A legion of Iron fey will force me back against my will. It will drag me from my beloved banished prince into the centre of a conflict so mighty, I don’t know if anyone can survive it.
And this time round, there’s no turning back.
Cold faery prince Ash had always viewed love as a luxury that only mortals and fools could afford. That’s however until Meghan Chase, a half human and half fey, broke through his barricades. With that, he swore to be her knight.
Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey could ever survive.
With the unwanted company of his bitter rival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the cait sith Grimalkin, Ash embarks on a mission to find a way of fulfilling his vow to Meghan.
To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash needs to have a soul and a mortal body. The tests he must pass in order to earn these things are however unendurable.
The Shadow of the Fox Series
The great Kami Dragon was summoned to fulfill a terrible wish a thousand years ago, one that cast the land of Iwagoto into an era of darkness and mayhem.
Brought up by monks in the remote Silent Winds temple, Yumeko—who is half kitsune and half human—has trained for nothing more than to conceal her yokai nature.
When her adoptive family is viciously killed and her home destroyed, Yumeko flees with one part of the ancient scroll.
Kage Tatsumi, a peculiar samurai of the Shadow Clan, is tasked with the responsibility of doing whatever it takes to recover the scroll.
So when Kage and Yumeko cross paths, the two form a strained alliance.
Kage is however after what she possesses and her deception could tear them apart.
A wish was made a thousand years ago, one that brought a sword of fury and lightning.
Kamigoroshi, the Godslayer, is an incredibly powerful weapon enough to seal away the terrifying demon Hakaimono. But he has broken free.
Yumeko’s only task is to take her piece of the ancient and mighty Scroll of a Thousand Prayers to the Steel Feather temple so as to prevent the summoning of the Harbinger of Change, the great Kami Dragon, who fulfills a single wish to whoever holds the scroll.
Hakaimono is free and has possessed Kage Tatsumi, a samurai of the Shadow Clan. His mission is to destroy the curse the sword and break free.
But to do that, he will need the scroll—something in the possession of Yumeko.
Kitsune shapeshifter Yumeko gave up the final piece of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers just so she could rescue her loved ones from the jaws of death.
In one last desperate attempt, Yumeko and her ragtag band of companions embark on a mission to stop the Master of Demons from using the scroll to call the Great Kami Dragon before he destroys the entire empire.
Having regained control of his body, albeit after entering into an agreement with the demon inside him named Hakaimono, Shadow clan assassin Kage Tatsumi pairs with Yumeko in a hopeless attempt to stop a madman, and get Hakaimono out of his body.
But even their joint effort may prove futile against the dark forces about to strike.
The TALON Saga
In order to claim her rightful place in the Talon organization, young dragon Ember Hill must conceal her true nature and fit in with humans.
She relishes the prospect of enjoying a summer as a “normal” teenager, until she learns that she is also supposed to train for her intended career in Talon.
A coincidental encounter with a rogue dragon nonetheless changes everything for Ember.
Garret Xavier Sebastian, a St. George soldier, is tasked with hunting Ember down.
But when he witnesses Ember’s courage, credence and human-like desires, Garret begins challenging everything he has been taught by the Order.
After ditching the dragon organization Talon, Ember Hill joined rebel dragon Cobalt and his rogue counterparts. She however can’t forget Garret, a St. George soldier who not only rescued her from a Talon assassin but also signed his own death warrant in doing so.
Determined to return the favor by saving him from execution, Ember knows she must convince Cobalt to help her sneak into the headquarters of the Order.
With trained killers after them and Ember’s own brother assisting Talon with the hunt, the rogues not only find a useful ally in Garret but also see a whole new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George.
Having been forced to pick between becoming a trained killer for the dragon organization Talon and being an outcast hunted forever, Ember Hill joins Riley and his groups of rogue dragons.
She’s no longer in touch with Dante, her twin brother who has pledged alliance to Talon, and Garret, an-ex St. George’s soldier who challenged her beliefs about her human side.
Whereas Ember and Riley hide and regroup, Garret goes on a solo journey to the United Kingdom, the birthplace and ancient origin of the secret Order of St. George, to spy on his former brothers.
His mission is to unfurl terrible secrets that will shake both the foundations of dragons and dragonslayers.
Ember Hill never had any plans of falling in love, let alone with a human who so happens to be a former dragonslayer.
With Garret breathing his last breath at her feet having sacrificed his freedom and his life to expose the most shocking of betrayals, Ember is convinced that everything she was taught by dragon organization Talon about humans, the rogue dragons, and about herself is untrue.
She as such vows to go up against St. George and Dante, her twin brother and heir to all of Talon.
Legions are about to be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon or former dragonslayer will be able to stop their conquest.
“Today, we strike back. We show Talon that we will never accept their new world.”
Now that the order of St. George has been destroyed, Ember Hill and her improbable allies Riley and Garret are the only ones who can save the world from complete destruction at the hands of the Elder Wyrm and the dragons of Talon.
Ember, Riley and Garret know they must stop Dante and his legion of Talon dragon clones before it’s too late.
Time isn’t on their side. It’s either they join Talon or burn to the ground!
This is the grand finale of the explosive and unforgettable Talon Saga.