“***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***
A First Person Narrative, told from Robin Goodfellow's point of view, Summer's Crossing is a delightful adventure into the Summer Fey Kingdom. This short story picks up right where Iron Queen left off. I'm not sure if it's necessary to understanding the print books of the series, however Kagawa offers a free copy on her facebook page so it doesn't make sense to miss this story. When Ash and Puck begin their journey to find Grimalkin and hopefully discover a way for Ash and Meghan to be together, they are stopped by Leansidhe who calls in the favor Ash promised her in the Iron Queen. She asks Ash to journey into the Summer Kingdon and retrieve a violin that Titania has stolen from her. Without Puck's help Ash won't be able to finish his quest alive, but if Puck helps him he's not only betraying his kingdom, but helping his rival get one step closer to getting the woman that they both love.
The story is a page turner from beginning to end and a delightful read in Puck light and easy going voice. It allows you a look into this character that the other stories told from Meghan's point of view don't offer. You really feel the emotional battle within Puck and it leaves you guessing until the very end just what decision he will make. You couldn't completely blame him if he sold Ash out because it would eliminate his competition for Meghan's love, but at the same time he had years to proclaim his love and shouldn't have waited until Ash showed up to do so. Also if he really loves Meghan he should want her to be happy even if the person that makes her happy isn't him. Puck battles with the decision of what to do throughout the entire story and you can't help but feel for him. I really can't think of much negative to say about this story except that there just isn't enough of it. Being a novel reader, short stories just don't have the meat that I look for in a story. However if you love the Iron Fey series this isn't a title to be missed. ”