The Steele Wolf

The Steele Wolf

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by Chanda Hahn

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After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, who is disturbed at the changes within her. Risking banishment, Thalia must work to prove to her clan and herself that she is still capable of leading them. The problem is, her memories haven�t returned, and she cannot shake the feeling that she doesn�t belong.


After finally settling into her new life at the Citadel, Thalia is reunited with her father, who is disturbed at the changes within her. Risking banishment, Thalia must work to prove to her clan and herself that she is still capable of leading them. The problem is, her memories haven�t returned, and she cannot shake the feeling that she doesn�t belong.

Thalia discovers that betrayal runs deep within her clan, just as she sets out to join Joss and Kael in doing the one thing she fears most: track the Septori to save Joss� kidnapped sister. Along the way, she must confront her own fears on a journey of self-discovery that will take her deep into the stronghold of Denai; as they travel to the ancient floating city of Skyfell.

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The Iron Butterfly , #2
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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 twins; Aiden and Ashley.

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The Steele Wolf 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 521 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there was a good story, the book felt rushed. I was disappointed in the growth of the character Thalia. At times she would say things that didn't really blend with her character traits from the first book. The first few chapters seemed to jump around and somethings Thalia did were a little far fetched for how she was supposed to be acting - like being so drugged and paralyzed yet she was able to saw the tethers on the horse and get her body on to the bench. The use of 21st century slang also takes away from the setting. There were also quite a lot of editing mistakes. Had this been a free book, I might be able to overlook that, but being that I had to pay for this copy it should have been edited correctly. Poor editing takes away from a smooth reading. I certainly hope the third installment is written with a smoother voice and the editor does a better job. It is a great story line and has classic themes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was good and all but I was disapointed with the quality. The first book (which was FREE) was over 500 pages long and was beautifly writen. So ok there were a few spelling and grammer issues but it was free so that was fine. But this book is only about 170 pages long and I had PAY for this one. Plus it still had the grammer/spelling errors. What's up with that? I heard that she wrote the iron butterfly and it ended up being over1,000 pages so she had to split it up but when I found out that the Iron Butterfly was 500 pages or so I thought that the Steal Wolf would be too but it's not. Rip off! I also started to dislike the characters and their actions/thoughts conflicted with their origanal ones from the first book. But still it's ok. And anyone who read the first book will atomatically buy this no matter what I write if you liked it. So yah, could have been better but atleast it was writen. I like Wolf and Faraway alot! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved both the Iron butterfly as well as steele wolf. I am a big fan of anything paranormal and fairytale and Chanda is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I like that Thalia shows real emotion,although she is the main character she is capable of feeling fear,compassion,anger..etc..she is stubborn, strongwilled and courageous. This series is appropriate for all ages.I can't wait for the next book.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first bought this book I couln't put it down. This book is amazing. I would recommend this book 5 stars. I can't wait for the next book The Silver Siren!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Right from the get go this book had me hooked. I could not put it down! Despite editing problems, the book is still a fantastic read for young people as well as adults. Lots of action, intrigue, set in a fantastic mystical realm. I couldn't believe when the book ended and just left me hanging, so I immediately purchased the second book and finished that as well...both books read within 3 days! Now I must anxiously await the third book. On a side note, I also loved that there was no foul language, there was romance minus any raunchiness, and although the descriptions of Thalia's torture were descriptive, they were not gratuitous. The author has shown it's possible to write an incredibly detailed story without such things and still be utterly captivating. I even read this book out loud to my 46 year old, macho, Scarface-loving husband, and he loved it as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book to The Iron Buttrrfly was intense!!!! I loved it to no end. I think that one: these books need to be made into movies and two: there needs to be a 3rd book!!!! I loved this book so much. I felt like i was there with Thalia, Kael and Joss. Evrrything she felt i felt too. Definite 5 Star book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story picks right up from the Iron Butterfly (I read that they were written as one book) and doesn't slow down. The only complaint I have is that the main character sometimes needs things spelt out for her and she's a bit whiny, but then again, she is supposed to be a teenager... so she's forgiven! The love triangle here is more apparent and understandable than the first book. After reading the Iron Butterfly I couldn't wait till Steele Wolf was released, but now I am waiting to see if there is a third book. There are so many unanswered questions at the end of this book. I couldn't believe the book had ended. If you didn't read Iron Butterfly read that first then read Steele Wolf. I can't wait for book three! After a slow start in the first book, read all three in the series and enjoyed all three. Had a hard time putting it down. Glad I kept reading after the slow start. It was worth it.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both books but was really disappointed with the length of the second book. 176 pages is not enoughto be called a book! Although I would love to read the third book, I would want to know its length before I decide to buyor not. If the length of the book had been longer, I could have given 5 stars despite some serious editing problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second in a series I guess. Really liked the first book "The Iron Butterfly", really liked this one to but I was really distracted in the reading with so many typos and discrepancies about some of the characters. Other than that I hope there is a third and I would read that too.
chibilee02 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the first book, [book:The Iron Butterfly|13510491] then you will be very happy with the sequel. Everything that was present in the first book can be found in the second, along with more action, more magic, and more drama. When I started the first book, I felt a little trepidation regarding the slow pace at the start. With Steele Wolf, I didn't have that worry. It took off where the last book ended and kept going. I enjoyed the layers that were revealed with the plot. There's always something to be discovered. However, you don't feel overwhelmed with each new revelation. They actually add more to the story and helps keep you engaged in the book. Along with the plot, there's more in depth attention paid to the main characters of Thalia, Kael, and Joss. You get different sense of Thalia in the second book. Whereas in the previous story in which Thalia is portrayed a surviving victim of experimental torture, she's more stronger and independent in this book. But she's also still trying to deal with the trauma of what was done to her, giving her that vulnerability to her character. You get a little more sense of who Kael is. He's still mysterious, but there are times where you get a peek of his character. I love the interactions between him and Thalia. There's always a bit of tension between them which can be take both romantically and adversarially. It adds that extra spark that I enjoyed in the book. There aren't many sequels that you consider to be better than the first. With Steel Wolf, I am perfectly content to say that it is better than the first. There's much more story to go along with the action and drama. The characters are more fleshed out. And by the end, you are left eagerly awaiting for the next installment in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe, if there will be a third book, it will come out in 2014. The first one came out in Febuary 2012 and the second one came out in January 2013, so it's resonable it will take another year to write the third. Please state your opinion to this verdict.
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
The Steele Wolf is the sequel to "The Iron Butterfly," and essentially resumes right where it left off, with more romantic entanglements, and at least as much, if not more, action for Thalia, Kael, Joss, and the others. While this second book was entertaining and a fun read, it didn't speak too me as much as the first book. I felt as if this book was in stasis. Yes, there was again lots of action, but it kind of felt as if everyone/thing was running in place (rather like a treadmill, where you run & run but never actually get anywhere). That is not to say that nothing happened, but it began to feel a bit repetitive and like filler. I think that all of the meaningful portions of this book could have been covered in one-half to two-thirds the current length. However, until I read the entire series there is no real way to determine if things I considered superfluous in this book are actually setting the scene for future books. For all that I said above, this was still an enjoyable read, and I am very much looking forward to the next book. I suspect that this will end up as a trilogy, but that is the beauty of books - anything can happen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish it! It was amazing except for a few grammatical errors and glitches, such as un-italicized conversations with Faraway and no quotation marks around many human conversations. The book also stated that Kael looked deeply into her GREEN eyes while Joss looked deeply into her BLUE eyes.... does she have one green and one blue? I loved at the end how Kael and Thalia finally kissed and Joss was left in the dust! HAHA! Thats what he gets for his little lover boy stunt with Mona while in the library during his and THALIAS engagement party, even if it was all pretend. Kael has obv. Like her allong, he cant help but to seeing as theyre blood blonded...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book in this surprising series, The Iron Butterfly, was free, so Itooka chance with it. I was shocked at how well written and plammed it was. As soon as I had finished it, I immediately purchased this book, and was not disapointed. I do wish that this instalment in this wonderfuly written saga had been longer, and eagerly await the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this athuor so much!!!!! It is a great book I have read all her books and love them all!!!!!!!!! -prettygirl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I thought it could'nt get better I was wrong! This book exceeded the first. Taking us on a jouney through an amazing world that was created! Constantly on the edge of my seat and not wanting to put the book down. I'm in love with this trilogy!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and i loved the title! BUT I WANT FOR THALIA TO GET WITH KAEL!!!!!! TEAM KAEL FOREVER ;) !!!!!!!!!!! AM I RIGHT PPL? TEAM KAEL FOREVER!!!! -SWEETTHEWOLF05
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for her next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Right." He says, and pads to camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you alright
Huntsy More than 1 year ago
I love paranormal books and I had read the first 2 of the series. Absolutely couldnt wait to get this one. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome Awsome Awsome! Keal and Thalia R maent 2gether! Who agrees with me? Eh? I hope the third one comes FAST!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, is it just me, or does it seem that Joss was a part of the story merely to create a love triangle? Honestly, Thalia's naivity towards Kael was not really believable. We ALL know she's going to end up with him. Just saying. The whole Thalia-Joss-Kael thing got on my nerves. That aside, I really do enjoy this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book! As soon as i finished thed iron butterfly, i knew i had to read this book. I read the whole thing in one sitting, and yes it was a littled shorter than I would have liked, its still totally worth it. Can't wait for the next book to come out! You should check out one of her other series if you're interested, like "unenchanted"