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The Iron Flower

Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Series: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Dark forces are on the rise in this sweeping sequel to The Black Witch by critically acclaimed author Laurie Forest. 

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. 

While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her, still convinced that she is the heir to the power of the Black Witch, a legacy of magic that will decide the future of all Erthia. As his own magic calls out to her, seeking to awaken a dark force within, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that she's truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed. 

Caught between her growing feelings for the rebellious Yvan Guriel and the seductive power offered by Lukas, Elloren must find a way to stay true to what she knows is right and protect everyone she loves…even if that means protecting them from herself. 

©2018 Laurie Forest (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Roxann M Garcia
  • 01-10-2018

There’s hope for the next one

I love The Black Witch and the other two ebooks but I found this one lacking. I thought the story dragged in a few places and the whole Elloren and Yvan back and forth drama was repetitive and well over played (major 🙄 with their scenes). I think this whole story could of been done in the first half of the book and left the second half to Elloren coming into her powers and finally training as the Black Witch. We all know she is the prophesied Black Witch so why draw it out for the whole 19hrs???
The book did have some good parts to it but I found myself speeding up the narration and wanting to fast forward during the tedious parts that seemed like fillers for the story.
Needless to say, the narrator did a fantastic job and I will be looking forward to the next installment. I will not give up with this series and hopefully it will be faster paced.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-2018

Not much good news in this book.

I could have easily skipped this book and gone straight to the next one in the series. It was Frustrating. The story advanced very little. It got Depressing. The main character and her friends were powerless to help themselves throughout most of the story. I liked it though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-09-2018

I NEED the next book!!!

I sincerely hope I don’t have to wait long for the next book. I’m dying to know what happens next!!

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  • Kirk
  • 22-09-2018

Better than the first one

The Iron Flower picks up right where the Black Witch left off. Unlike the first book, it doesn't take half of the story to get up to speed. Eloren is involved in a LOT of plans working to rescue people from the Mage Council's resolutions. The same characters from the first book appear, and you see a lot more of the world the series takes place in. It does get a bit depressing at times because they go from one imminent threat to the next, and it looks pretty bleak for the protagonists at times. There are some tragedies, some easily foreseeable, others pretty shocking. Same goes for the suprises, as the big suprise (or one of) at the end is pretty obvious from book 1 if you've been paying attention.

In terms of plot progression (without going into details), there are some pretty big changes in the military situation through the book. Same goes for the romance. It feels like more of a setup in other ways, but there's enough going on to be pretty satisfying. Problems you think won't get addressed until much later get taken care of in this book, which is nice. All and all, a fairly enjoyable listen, which is hard to maintain considering the length of the audiobook.

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  • Anna Hartman
  • 21-09-2018

Entrancing

Forest has a way about her storytelling that entangles you into her world. Completely riveting, my family is upset with me because I ignored them for two days to finish this book. highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-05-2019

best book since harry potter

it was maybe even better than harry potter. I absolutely loved it. it's a book I would read more than once. it's that good

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  • Amanda
  • 09-05-2019

Amazing Story

Incredible story that I couldn’t put down! I found myself taking the long way home just to have more time to listen.

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  • amanda mcfadden
  • 30-04-2019

great story about love and over coming bias

the author did an amazing job writing a story that explains how racial and religious bias can destroy a country. it really is eye opening and can be relatable to our real life.
She does an amazing job with character development and i found myself getting teary eyed many times!!
I cannot wait for the next book!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-2019

good 2nd entry

the storyline drags a bit and and there are way too many tears but it's still a great read

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  • Justin Copenhaver
  • 24-04-2019

Amazing story! The voice fit so perfectly too.

I love this world! The story is phenomenal and the characters are beautiful. There are some really heartbreaking moments but necessary to show how scary the world is becoming. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life.

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  • Tania
  • 06-11-2018

Amazing

I love the characters and the story. Really fun to read. Cannot wait for the next book in the series

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  • Lotty
  • 06-06-2019

Amazing

This is a brilliantly intricate and gripping story that leaves you wanting more. The narrator is very talented and keeps the voices consistently individual. I look forward to see what the next book brings.

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  • Mrs. S. Robson
  • 28-02-2019

An enjoyable listen

A good and entertaining story leaving you wanting more. The narrator has a pleasant and descriptive voice which adds to the atmospheree but the American pronunciation of some words can be somewhat irritating.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-2019

Brilliant !

Loved this and the first book. It took a while to peak but was worth the wait.Hurry up with the third book please! Story, characters and narration were all excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2018

An epic to rival Lord of the rings.

Brilliant series. Enthralling, entertaining and exciting. loving it. Can't wait until the next instalment.

A true epic - develops a whole new world and heritage. Genuinely rivals Tolkien.

The narration is the best I have heard. I now look for Julia Whelan narration, and not disappointed. it's how I found this book.

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  • JR
  • 29-10-2018

Breath taking and fabulous.

I worried that this book wouldn’t be as good as The Black Witch but it was just as fantastic. The way the stories fit together is superb. Kept me gripped throughout. I was devastated when it was over as it left so many unanswered questions, hurry up with book 3 Laurie.
The narration is brilliant all of the characters distinctive.
I can’t recommend this highly enough.

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  • Julie Evans
  • 14-10-2018

ironflower love this book

Magical, wonderful and enthralling the story unfolds twists and turns as our heroine and hero work together against the black hearted power hungry leader of magedome.