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The Iron Flower

Black Witch Chronicles Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
5 out of 5 stars (729 ratings)
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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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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
  • McKinney, TX, United States
  • 09-22-18

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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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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Great book

I really enjoyed this book. Im looking forward to reading her book in this series.

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  • TC
  • 09-22-18

SO GOOD!

I was so excited to read this, and it was better than I though it would be! Brings alot of the story to focus and I was never bored! Only sad I'll have to WAIT for the next one!

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So incredible!

Lots of "on the edge of your seat" suspense and trial for the characters in this book of The Black Witch Chronicles. I was cheering for some of the characters out loud at one point. A few times I was on the verge of tears.
I've gotten so attached to these characters I don't know how I'm going to get by waiting for the next book!
This narrator really does an excellent job portraying emotion and differentiating between so many characters voices.
I highly recommend this seris to anyone who enjoys fantasy.

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Absolute perfection

This sequel was absolutely nonstop from the first page! So good. So much angst. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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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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  • Gwen
  • Graham, WA, US
  • 03-01-19

a great listen!

very entertaining story!
Characters that make you want to follow the story! book 1 is great too!

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Amazing series!!!!!

Listen to this book series. Every one is awesome. Cannot wait for the 3rd book to finally see Elloren wield her power!

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  • Tania
  • 11-06-18

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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  • Mrs. S. Robson
  • 02-28-19

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
  • 02-01-19

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
  • 11-07-18

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
  • 10-29-18

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
  • 10-14-18

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.