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The Lost Prince

byJulie Kagawa

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

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Born in Sacramento, CA, Julie Kagawa moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things; how to bodyboard, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks, and that writing stories in math class is a great way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives is Louisville, KY with her...
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Title:The Lost PrinceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 1.08 inPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lost Prince It was great to read more about Ethan once he is older.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ethan's all grown up if you read the Iron Fey series, like me, Ethan was a little 4 year old. however not any more. I really liked how they introduced a new Protagonist from a character that already existed. A good continuation, but also good as a stand alone
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Good continuation of the series! Keep more coming!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Good continuation of the series! Keep more coming!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fresh story with a fresh perspective! When I heard about the release of this book I was extremely excited because I loved the Fey world so it was great to immerse myself in the series again this time with Ethan! The book is so interesting because we get to see how Ethan, a prince of the Iron Fey court, navigates through his regular human life and his ability of seeing the Fey.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Its great to see the continuation of the fey world!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book I liked that they continued this story. They have a new main character, who was in the other books as a child, and we still get to see the other characters we liked from the other books. A good fantasy read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! So happy to return to Julie Kagawa's awesome fey world with new (and familiar) characters in whole new roles. The story is awesome and the action is as pulse-pounding and unpredictable as any Kagawa story. Can't wait for more!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good !!! Good book! Loved it, it was fun and exciting!
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good series love this long series of books. I am not a fan of all her work but I read all the books of the fey and the mini books as well. I enjoyed the story line
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Lost Prince Very good, looking forward to reading more about the fae
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! Love this book so much, I can't put it down! I love the whole Iron Fey series and this is just a great continuation of it!
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't get enough I loved the story of Meghan, Ash and Puck, and this book is a perfect continuation.
Date published: 2013-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Addition to the Iron Fey Series Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I really enjoyed this return to the Nevernever. In this book, Ethan Chase, Meghan's younger brother, has to go, reluctantly, into the faery realm and take his classmate, Kenzie, with him. It was great to go into this world, one which Kagawa has created so beautifully, with new characters and a new adventure. However, we also get to catch up with old favourites, like Grim the cat and Puck, Meghan and Ash. Ethan is a good character, though I did get tired of his brooding and moaning about his hatred of Faery. He also has some good traits, which he does his best to keep hidden. I liked Kenzie. She is spunky, determined, and bright. I only wish she were in less need of rescuing sometimes. They make a cute couple and there are some great twists as they break down their defenses. Keirran is a great new character in this book as well, by far my favorite. I really liked him and would love to read more about him. I love how he encompasses all the parts of Faery and the human world and has a mind of his own. Overall, this was a fun book with lots of action, new bad guys and a fresh story line. It fits well into the rest of the Iron Fey series, but also stands on its own, which is quite a feat.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You need to read it! Julie Kagawa is amazing! To say I was excited to be approved for The Lost Prince via NetGalley would be an understatement. I was squeeing and jumping in my seat, earning me strange looks from my toddler (don't judge me!). Needless to say, I wasn't at all disappointed in the least. I really don't think that Julie Kagawa can write anything that I won't like. I'm absolutely in love with her Fey series and the Blood of Eden series. The only problem, I have to wait for the new books to come out. I'm glad that I've already ordered a copy of this one, it will look great beside the rest of her books on my shelf. I don't think That I had ever even read a Faery book before these ones. It's going to be terrible, I'm going to be judging everything against these ones. Also, did you see that cover?? *drool* The Lost Prince has Ethan Chase (You know, Meghan's kid brother who the Fey stole in the first book) as the protagonist. Ethan hates everything Fey, for good reason. They stole him AND Meghan prefers their company over her family's. He resents Meghan for abandoning him, so the last thing he wants is to go asking for her help when his new "friend" Todd, a half phouka, who was kidnapped by a new type of fey he's never seen before. A type of fey that is draining the exiles and half bloods of their glamour. So Ethan once again finds himself in the Nevernever, this time dragging a friend, Kenzie, with him. We get to meet some of our favourite characters again, including a certain snarky cat and trickster. So Ethan has to step up to save a world he despises, but will he do it. The story is fairly fast paced and will keep you wanting more. I just adore Julie Kagawa's writing. I mean, how did it take me so long to pick up one of her books? They are amazing and she's going to be one of those authors for me that I'll read anything by her, I just know it. Her writing just pulls me in and keeps me there until I finish the book. This book is no different. Once I started it, I had to finish it. Unfortunately, things like sleeping, eating and work got in my way (although I love my job as a mommy!). If you're going to read this one, make sure you have the time to sit and read it, or else you're going to be thinking about it none stop. If you haven't checked out Julie Kagawa's writing yet, what are you waiting for?
Date published: 2012-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read for Julie Kagawa fans Disclaimer: I LOVE the Iron Fey series. I loved watching Julie Kagawa grow as a writer with each and every book and fell love with every character. When I finished the last page of the Iron Prince, there may or may not have been a few tears. I was happy to find out that with Kagawa's new spin off series - featuring Ethan, Meghan's brother - I didn't have to say goodbye to my beloved series quite yet. Unlike Meghan. Ethan Chase has grown up fully aware of the Fey. He can see them and they can see him, and they won't give him any peace. He bounces around from city to city, school to school, hoping that each time, he'll find a fresh start and they'll simply leave him alone. It doesn't help that his sister has all but forgotten them, off in her own world of the Nevernever. But this time something's different. Something strange is happening and Ethan is forced to embark on a journey he had hoped to never take. The Lost Prince takes us on yet another fairy infused adventure. It was reminiscent of the original series, with brief appearances of Ash and Puck and other beloved characters, but with enough of it's own substance, to feel like a different story unfolding. Julie Kagawa introduces a whole cast of new characters - both human and fey alike and you can't help but like them. They all seem so genuine, so earnest. Though I really liked Ethan, it was Kenzie, the lead female protagonist, that I was especially drawn to. She was so spunky, she reminded me of Meghan. And I liked her determined attitude and the way she would never take no for an answer. I'm also head over heels for Keirran. He was like a fantastic mixture of both Ash and Puck. And who among Iron Fey fans wouldn't want that? I found that the mystery behind the conflict in this story, was a really interesting approach. As is the case in a few of Kagawa's other stories, tiny bits of the puzzle are revealed as the book progresses, but nothing really clicks until right before the big reveal. Then everything begins to make sense once again. I don't want to give anything away but I will say this - the opening of this new series, can lead to some very interesting ideas and questions and I for one can not wait to see how Julie Kagawa will explore them. Final recommendation: An absolute must for Iron Fey fans. Those who haven't read the original series, are also more than welcome to give this one a shot but your reading experience will be richer if you check out Meghan's adventures first. This and other reviews at Hooked on Books (http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com)
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read for Julie Kagawa fans Disclaimer: I LOVE the Iron Fey series. I loved watching Julie Kagawa grow as a writer with each and every book and fell love with every character. When I finished the last page of the Iron Prince, there may or may not have been a few tears. I was happy to find out that with Kagawa's new spin off series - featuring Ethan, Meghan's brother - I didn't have to say goodbye to my beloved series quite yet. Unlike Meghan. Ethan Chase has grown up fully aware of the Fey. He can see them and they can see him, and they won't give him any peace. He bounces around from city to city, school to school, hoping that each time, he'll find a fresh start and they'll simply leave him alone. It doesn't help that his sister has all but forgotten them, off in her own world of the Nevernever. But this time something's different. Something strange is happening and Ethan is forced to embark on a journey he had hoped to never take. The Lost Prince takes us on yet another fairy infused adventure. It was reminiscent of the original series, with brief appearances of Ash and Puck and other beloved characters, but with enough of it's own substance, to feel like a different story unfolding. Julie Kagawa introduces a whole cast of new characters - both human and fey alike and you can't help but like them. They all seem so genuine, so earnest. Though I really liked Ethan, it was Kenzie, the lead female protagonist, that I was especially drawn to. She was so spunky, she reminded me of Meghan. And I liked her determined attitude and the way she would never take no for an answer. I'm also head over heels for Keirran. He was like a fantastic mixture of both Ash and Puck. And who among Iron Fey fans wouldn't want that? I found that the mystery behind the conflict in this story, was a really interesting approach. As is the case in a few of Kagawa's other stories, tiny bits of the puzzle are revealed as the book progresses, but nothing really clicks until right before the big reveal. Then everything begins to make sense once again. I don't want to give anything away but I will say this - the opening of this new series, can lead to some very interesting ideas and questions and I for one can not wait to see how Julie Kagawa will explore them. Final recommendation: An absolute must for Iron Fey fans. Those who haven't read the original series, are also more than welcome to give this one a shot but your reading experience will be richer if you check out Meghan's adventures first. This and other reviews at Hooked on Books (http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com)
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lost for words well julie did it again a nouther awsome book i loved it so much it was done perfect loved how everyone was still in it and that ethan got to meet his nephew even thow it was kinda wired that they were the same age cant waite for book 2 going to be some great things in it 1000 thumbs up all the way
Date published: 2012-10-24

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My name is Ethan Chase.And I doubt I'll live to see my eighteenth birthday.That's not me being dramatic; it just is. I just wish I hadn't pulled so many people into this mess. They shouldn't have to suffer because of me. Especiallyher. God, if I could take back anything in my life, I would never have shown her my world, the hidden world all around us. I knew better than to let her in. Once you see Them, they'll never leave you alone. They'll never let you go. Maybe if I'd been strong, she wouldn't be here with me as our seconds tick away, waiting to die.It all started the day I transferred to a new school. Again.The alarm clock went off at 6:00 a.m., but I had been awake for an hour, getting ready for another day in my weird, screwed-up life. I wish I was one of those guys who roll out of bed, throw on a shirt and are ready to go, but sadly, my life isn't that normal. For instance, today I'd filled the side pockets of my backpack with dried Saint-John's-wort and stuffed a canister of salt in with my pens and notebook. I'd also driven three nails into the heels of the new boots Mom had bought me for the semester. I wore an iron cross on a chain beneath my shirt, and just last summer I'd gotten my ears pierced with metal studs. Originally, I'd gotten a lip ring and an eyebrow bar, too, but Dad had thrown a roof-shaking fit when I came home like that, and the studs were the only things I'd been allowed to keep.Sighing, I spared a quick glance at myself in the mirror, making sure I looked as unapproachable as possible. Sometimes, I catch Mom looking at me sadly, as if she wonders where her little boy went. I used to have curly brown hair like Dad, until I took a pair of scissors and hacked it into jagged, uneven spikes. I used to have bright blue eyes like Mom and, apparently, like my sister. But over the years, my eyes have become darker, changing to a smoky-blue-gray—from constant glaring, Dad jokes. I never used to sleep with a knife under my mattress, salt around my windows, and a horseshoe over my door. I never used to be "brooding" and "hostile" and "impossible." I used to smile more, and laugh. I rarely do any of that now.I know Mom worries about me. Dad says it's normal teenage rebellion, that I'm going through a "phase," and that I'll grow out of it. Sorry, Dad. But my life is far from normal. And I'm dealing with it the only way I know how."Ethan?" Mom's voice drifted into the room from beyond the door, soft and hesitant. "It's past six. Are you up?""I'm up." I grabbed my backpack and swung it over my white shirt, which was inside out, the tag poking up from the collar. Another small quirk my parents have gotten used to. "I'll be right out."Grabbing my keys, I left my room with that familiar sense of resignation and dread stealing over me. Okay, then. Let's get this day over with.I have a weird family.You'd never know it by looking at us. We seem perfectly normal; a nice American family living in a nice suburban neighborhood, with nice clean streets and nice neighbors on either side. Ten years ago we lived in the swamps, raising pigs. Ten years ago we were poor, backwater folk, and we were happy. That was before we moved into the city, before we joined civilization again. My dad didn't like it at first; he'd spent his whole life as a farmer. It was hard for him to adjust, but he did, eventually. Mom finally convinced him that we needed to be closer to people, that I needed to be closer to people, that the constant isolation was bad for me. That was what she told Dad, of course, but I knew the real reason. She was afraid. She was afraid of Them, that They would take me away again, that I would be kidnapped by faeries and taken into the Nevernever.Yeah, I told you, my family is weird. And that's not even the worst of it.Somewhere out there, I have a sister. A half sister I haven't seen in years, and not because she's busy or married or across the ocean in some other country.No, it's because she's a queen. A faery queen, one of Them, and she can't ever come home.Tell me that's not messed up.Of course, I can't ever tell anyone. To normal humans, the fey world is hidden—glamoured and invisible. Most people wouldn't see a goblin if it sauntered up and bit them on the nose. There are very few mortals cursed with the Sight, who can see faeries lurking in dark corners and under beds. Who know that the creepy feeling of being watched isn't just their imagination, and that the noises in the cellar or the attic aren't really the house settling.Lucky me. I happen to be one of them.My parents worry, of course, Mom especially. People already think I'm weird, dangerous, maybe a little crazy. Seeing faeries everywhere will do that to you. Because if the feyknow you can see them, they tend to make your life a living hell. Last year, I was kicked out of school for setting fire to the library. What could I tell them? I was innocent because I was trying to escape a redcap motley that followed me in from the street? And that wasn't the first time the fey had gotten me into trouble. I was the "bad kid," the one the teachers spoke about in hushed voices, the quiet, dangerous kid whom everyone expected would end up on the evening news for some awful, shocking crime. Sometimes, it was infuriating. I didn't really care what they thought of me, but it was hard on Mom, so I tried to be good, futile as it was.This semester, I'd be going to a new school, a new location. A place I could "start clean," but it wouldn't matter. As long as I could see the fey, they would never leave me alone. All I could do was protect myself and my family, and hope I wouldn't end up hurting anyone else.Mom was at the kitchen table when I came out, waiting for me. Dad wasn't around. He worked the graveyard shift at UPS and often slept till the middle of the afternoon. Usually, I'd see him only at dinner and on weekends. That's not to say he was happily oblivious when it came to my life; Mom might know me better, but Dad had no problem doling out punishments if he thought I was slacking, or if Mom complained. I'd gotten one D in science two years ago, and it was the last bad grade I'd ever received."Big day," Mom greeted me as I tossed the backpack on the counter and opened the fridge, reaching for the orange juice. "Are you sure you know the way to your new school?"I nodded. "I've got it set to my phone's GPS. It's not that far. I'll be fine."She hesitated. I knew she didn't want me driving there alone, even though I'd worked my butt off saving up for a car. The rusty, gray-green pickup sitting next to Dad's truck in the driveway represented an entire summer of work—flipping burgers, washing dishes, mopping up spilled drinks and food and vomit. It represented weekends spent working late, watching other kids my age hanging out, kissing girlfriends, tossing away money like it fell from the sky. I'd earned that truck, and I certainly wasn't going to take the freaking bus to school.But because Mom was watching me with that sad, almost fearful look on her face, I sighed and muttered, "Do you want me to call you when I get there?""No, honey." Mom straightened, waving it off. "It's all right, you don't have to do that. Justplease be careful."I heard the unspoken words in her voice. Be careful of Them. Don't attract their attention. Don't let Them get you into trouble. Try to stay in school this time."I will."She hovered a moment longer, then placed a quick peck on my cheek and wandered into the living room, pretending to be busy. I drained my juice, poured another glass, and opened the fridge to put the container back.As I closed the door, a magnet slipped loose and pinged to the floor, and the note it was holding fluttered to the ground. Kali demonstration, Sat., it read. I picked it up, and I let myself feel a tiny bit nervous. I'd started taking kali, a Filipino martial art, several years ago, to better protect myself from the things I knew were out there. I was drawn to kali because not only did it teach how to defend yourself empty-handed, it also taught stick, knife and sword work. And in a world of dagger-toting goblins and sword-wielding gentry, I wanted to be ready for anything. This weekend, our class was putting on a demonstration at a martial arts tournament, and I was part of the show.If I could stay out of trouble that long, anyway. With me, it was always harder than it looked.Starting a new school in the middle of the fall semester sucks.I should know. I've done all this before. The struggle to find your locker, the curious stares in the hallway, the walk of shame to your desk in your new classroom, twenty or so pairs of eyes following you down the aisle.Maybe third time's the charm, I thought morosely, slumping into my seat, which, thankfully, was in the far corner. I felt the heat from two dozen stares on the top of my head and ignored them all. Maybe this time I can make it through a semester without getting expelled. One more year—just give me one more year and then I'm free. At least the teacher didn't stand me up at the front of the room and introduce me to everyone; that would've been awkward. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why they thought such humiliation was necessary. It was hard enough to fit in without having a spotlight turned on you the first day.Not that I'd be doing any "fitting in."I continued to feel curious glances directed at my corner, and I concentrated on not looking up, not making eye contact with anyone. I heard people whispering and hunched down even more, studying the cover of my English book.Something landed on my desk: a half sheet of notebook paper, folded into a square. I didn't look up, not wanting to know who'd lobbed it at me. Slipping it beneath the desk, I opened it in my lap and looked down.U the guy who burned down his school? it read in messy handwriting.Sighing, I crumpled the note in my fist. So they'd already heard the rumors. Perfect. Apparently, I'd been in the local paper: a juvenile thug who was seen fleeing the scene of the crime. But because no one had actually witnessed me setting the library on fire, I was able to avoid being sent to jail. Barely.I caught giggles and whispers somewhere to my right, and then another folded piece of paper hit my arm. Annoyed, I was going to trash the note without reading it this time, but curiosity got the better of me, and I peeked quickly.Did u really knife that guy in Juvie?"Mr. Chase."Miss Singer was stalking down the aisle toward me, her severe expression making her face look pinched behind her glasses. Or maybe that was just the dark, tight bun pulling at her skin, causing her eyes to narrow. Her bracelets clinked as she extended her hand and waggled her fingers at me. Her tone was no-nonsense. "Let's have it, Mr. Chase."I held up the note in two fingers, not looking at her. She snatched it from my hand. After a moment, she murmured, "See me after class."Damn. Thirty minutes into a new semester and I was already in trouble. This didn't bode well for the rest of the year. I slumped farther, hunching my shoulders against all prying eyes, as Miss Singer returned to the front and continued the lesson.I remained in my seat after class was dismissed, listening to the sounds of scraping chairs and shuffling bodies, bags being tossed over shoulders. Voices surged around me, students talking and laughing with each other, gelling into their own little groups. As they began to file out, I finally looked up, letting my gaze wander over the few still lingering. A blond boy with glasses stood at Miss Singer's desk, rambling on while she listened with calm amusement. From the eager, puppy-dog look in his eyes, it was clear he was either suffering from major infatuation or was gunning for teacher's pet.A group of girls stood by the door, clustered like pigeons, cooing and giggling. I saw several of the guys staring at them as they left, hoping to catch their eye, only to be disappointed. I snorted softly. Good luck with that. At least three of the girls were blonde, slender and beautiful, and a couple wore extremely short skirts that gave a fantastic view of their long, tanned legs. This was obviously the school's pom squad, and guys like me—or anyone who wasn't a jock or rich—had no chance.And then, one of the girls turned and looked right at me.I glanced away, hoping that no one noticed. Cheerleaders, I'd discovered, usually dated large, overly protective football stars whose policy was punch first, ask questions later. I did not want to find myself pressed up against my locker or a bathroom stall on my first day, about to get my face smashed in, because I'd had the gall to look at the quarterback's girlfriend. I heard more whispers, imagined fingers pointed my way, and then a chorus of shocked squeaks and gasps reached my corner."She's really going to do it," someone hissed, and then footsteps padded across the room. One of the girls had broken away from the pack and was approaching me. Wonderful.Go away, I thought, shifting farther toward the wall. I have nothing you want or need. I'm not here so you can prove that you're not scared of the tough new kid, and I do not want to get in a fight with your meathead boyfriend. Leave me alone."Hi."Resigned, I turned and stared into the face of a girl.She was shorter than the others, more perky and cute than graceful and beautiful. Her long, straight hair was inky-black, though she had dyed a few strands around her face a brilliant sapphire. She wore sneakers and dark jeans, tight enough to hug her slender legs, but not looking like she'd painted them on. Warm brown eyes peered down at me as she stood with her hands clasped behind her, shifting from foot to foot, as if it was impossible for her to stay still.