The Iron Flower by Laurie Foster Review

Description

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.

Critics are raving about Laurie Forest’s incredible debut, The Black Witch:

“Elloren learns to question authority and Gardnerian history, while developing real empathy for different races and species. Forest uses a richly imagined magical world to offer an uncompromising condemnation of prejudice and injustice.” —Booklist, starred review

“Exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut, which argues passionately against fascism and xenophobia.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This briskly paced, tightly plotted novel enacts the transformative power of education, creating engaging characters set in a rich alternative universe with a complicated history that can help us better understand our own.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

My Thoughts

OMG, this book hit me on my feels! This is the second book from the BLACK WITCH CHRONICLES. I first found about the Black Witch because the monthly group book I’m in picked it for the read and I felt in love with it, so I decided to give the second book a try and let me tell you!!!!

Omg! This book took me on a spiral of emotions. One moment I’m happy and smiling like a fool over the story and the next I am screaming and crying, feeling the pain they feel. This book transport you into their world where you believe you are part of this story. I absolutely loved it. And Yvon is yummy 😍😍 😍 This book is by far my favorite read of the year!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookstacks 📚📚📚📚📚

About Laurie Fores

Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands. She is the author of THE BLACK WITCH (Book 1.0, The Black Witch Chronicles), THE IRON FLOWER (Book 2.0), WANDFASTED (Book 0.5) and LIGHT MAGE (Book 1.5). Her upcoming book, THE REBEL MAGES (out Spring 2019), is a paperback edition of WANDFASTED & LIGHT MAGE bound together (which she’s pretty excited about!). Laurie is currently hard at work on Book 3.0, THE SHADOW WAND. Visit her realm at laurieannforest.com. Visit The Black Witch Chronicles at blackwitchchronicles.com.


8 thoughts on “The Iron Flower by Laurie Foster Review

    1. It helps if I don’t click ‘Post comment’ before I finish my comment 🙂 The cover of The Iron Flower is beautiful and your review makes me want to be more organised so that I can fit it in.

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