The Iron Butterfly [NOOK Book]

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Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.
Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to ...

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The Iron Butterfly

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Overview

Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.
Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033068241
  • Publisher: Chanda Hahn
  • Publication date: 2/20/2012
  • Series: The Iron Butterfly , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,891
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 345 KB

Meet the Author

Chanda Hahn takes her experience as a children's pastor, children's librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens.She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children; Aiden and Ashley.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Loved it!

    I was so drawn in that I was almost suprized when the book ened...I imediately Googled the Author to see when the next one would be released (becuase there must be a sequel) and was disapointed to find that it is "coming soon". I wish she would post a date because I want to buy it the minute its avaliable. Chanda is a new favorite of mine and the unenchanted & fairest books were also captivating...waiting on that series to continue as well!

    65 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Excellent But Incomplete

    It seems that lately I have stumbled on several authors who write exceedingly well, tell compelling stories, but (a) fail to resolve a story, (b) fail to indicate that by reading the book in hand the reader is left dangling and has to either remain unsatisfied or hope that the next volume in the series resolves the story, and (c) fails to indicate that the book in hand is book number 1 of a series.

    The Iron Butterfly has all those attributes. Yet, it is a well-written book with few errors that deserves 5 stars for the quality of the story, characters, and writing. Unfortunately, it also deserves several demerits because the story is incomplete and because the author never indicates that one needs to purchase additional titles in the series to get a more complete story. (I did buy the followup story and am currently reading it. It, too, is well written with well-constructed chartacters and storyline. I do not yet know if the story is resolved or whether I will need to wait for more books in the series.)

    The opening pages are particularly compelling. They draw you into the story and introduce the key characters of Kael and Thalia. If you like fantasy with well-developed characters who are in conflict, you will like this book.

    I recommend it as long as you understand that the story is incomplete and requires additional book purchases that will hopefully resolve the story.

    37 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2012

    Fantastical mystery - is that a genre? Loved this!

    I absolutely loved this story. After reading [book:UnEnchanted|13402447] and [book:Fairest|14745338] I was looking to read something else in this fun author's style. Her writing is fun, unique, has a clear voice, and after reading and enjoying the other series, I was excited to try this book.

    I am sooooo drawn in. I love the premise behind it. There is so much shrouded in mystery in this book, and the author carefully reveals pieces of information to the reader as the protagonist finds things out for herself. I can't wait until more books are put out in this series!

    31 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    A enchanting book

    I love this book i coilsnt put it down i wouldnt stop reading until i was done this crazy plot line was what i liked the most i for sure love this book.

    27 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Great book.

    When i first bought this book i was nervous about how good it was going to be because it was free. But now i find myself wanting sencond book.overall this was a great book despite there not being a second yet.

    17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Love

    I love this book it was so good if you like this one you need to read unenchanted (also really good). This book is ages 10+ i am 12 i love so muchhh!!!!

    15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    There are times when you start a book by a favorite author that

    There are times when you start a book by a favorite author that you may start feeling a little a disappointed with it's beginning and fear that the rest of the story may well be the same. But then, the further you go into the story you read the familiar aspects that made the author one of your favorites and hence pick up the book. I feared being disappointed with The Iron Butterfly, but by the end I was totally engrossed in the story and will definitely pick up the next book.




    What gave me the feeling of possible disappointment was the beginning. It was a little slow, having to give a backdrop of Thalia's experiences and personality. Even once they reached the Citadel and her being settled there, the pace was still unhurried. This is the point where you may decide to not continue on, but I am so glad I stuck with it. Once it started to focus on Thalia's plight, both figuring out what she is, what's she's capable of and the interactions she has with Joss, Kael, and Syrani, the story really picks up and you can't help but be caught up in it.




    If you have read Hahn's other series (UnFortunate Fairy Tale series), you will recognize details that were present there such as the outcast, self doubting heroine, the enigmatic stranger/ally, charming and caring potential love interest, and the popular girl bullying the heroine all interacting against the backdrop of fighting against a dangerous presence set on destroying the heroine. It's very easy for it to be repetitive and dull, but Hahn manages to do the opposite and write a story that may have similar motifs but be a great story on its own merit. 




    This is a well written, creative story that captures your attention. When you reach the end you are left wanting to read more and find out what happens. I am happy to say that despite my initial misgivings, I am very pleased with the book and will definitely be reading the next book in the series.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Captivaiting

    A real cliff hanger,it kept me hanging on to every word! Everything made perfect sense and fit in the intricate story line perfectly. I would highly recommend this book to any girl that likes magical mythical worlds filled with dark plots filled with romance ,self-conflicting thoughts and, close run in's! I WILL be purchasing book number two.....The Steele Wolf

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Great book!

    I love this book! Can't wait for the next one! If anyone reading this review hasn't read Unenchanted or Fairest, that is the next book you need to read. Both The Iron Butterfly and The Unfortunate Fairytale series are amazing books. I have read both books multiple times. Keep up the amazing work Chanda!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    it was a good book but i have one thing i have to say to the aut

    it was a good book but i have one thing i have to say to the author; women do not have adams apples that is why it is called adams apple after adam of adam and eve. You say that thalia felt the knife against her adams apple and that is not possible. sorry but that really bothered me.

    9 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    Horribly edited if at all

    Story is interesting. But the editing was so bad that it was distracting.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Awesome book! Ages 10+

    I thought this was a good book. From the very first chapter I was wondering what was going to happen next. There is a couple of inappropriate words for kids under 10. Overall, I highly reccomend this book for anyone who is looking for a good read.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Anon

    A LOT of typos.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Hi

    Love it so much!!!!!but there is so much detail that it gets confusing

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    The story is interesting, but I have to wonder if anyone edited,

    The story is interesting, but I have to wonder if anyone edited, or even proofread, this book.  There are so many grammatical and punctuation (even spelling errors!) that it is just distracting when reading.  I don't understand why there are so many declarative statements followed by question marks?  ;)  Although the story is interesting, the writing is mediocre and the book is in desperate need of an editor.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    I can't get past the writing

    Intriguing as the story may be, the writing is so bloody awful that I can't stomach another word. With a really good editor this would have been an enjoyable read, so it's a shame.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Good book--

    Try it. It will draw you in, and keep you completely entertainded.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Squeeeeeeeeee

    One of the best books ever

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Amazing

    This book is an absolute wonder! Once you begin reading it, you'll keep swiping the pages and never want to put it down. Its almost like the best fantasy you could imagine without having to create it yourself. Read this book. You'll wish there were 20 more books like it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Input

    So... it might just be me (cuz i allwayz find out the ending b4 most), but is Kael her lover or something? Idk why, but he seems to kno her alot and get lost in her eyes (in alot more ways than one)... whether its true or not, im totally team Kael!! Idc wht anyone else thinks, Kael's hot, just sayin! ;)

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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